US Mint Sales: Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Coins Top 266,000

April 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesSilver coins were not shining as bright last week as the week before, according to the latest United States Mint sales report.

Demand dropped across all U.S. Mint silver numismatic products, but the softened sales appear to be more a reflection of collectors who have already made their new coin purchases than of anything else.

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollars are still hot, and it is typical for weekly sales to decline following the burst of buying action surrounding their March 23 launch. Sales have reached 266,517 thanks to a weekly increase of 51,844. It looks like BSA coins may be available for only a few weeks longer given their 350,000 mintage cap.

2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar sales calmed. Weekly proof and uncirculated numbers rose 4,575 and 2,435, respectively, marking a combined gain of 7,010. In contrast, last week’s report showed increases of 10,007 and 4,677 for a combined 14,684.

American Silver Eagle bullion coins step into April with 397,500. The 7-day gain actually comes in at 457,000. Year-to-date sales are at the record-setting pace of 9,421,000.

Finally, more buzz is picking up about the new America the Beautiful coins programs. The 2010 America the Beautiful Silver Coin designs were recently revealed by the U.S. Mint, and it also just published the May 27, 2010, release date of the America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set.

The set looks to be the very next silver product that the Mint will issue. It will include the 90% silver collector versions of the circulating 2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter, 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter, 2010 Yosemite National Park Quarter, 2010 Grand Canyon National Park Quarter, and the 2010 Mount Hood National Forest Site Quarter. The 2009 silver proof set — latest sales figures shown below — will be taken off sale immediately prior to the release of the 2010 set.

US Mint Numismatic Silver Coins Sales

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Proof 126,421 130,996 4,575 3.62% 188,062 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 54,631 57,066 2,435 4.46%
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Proof 144,732 179,976 35,244 24.35% 266,517 of 350,000
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Uncirculated 69,941 86,541 16,600 23.73%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 673,616 674,918 1,302 0.19% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 275,801 276,369 568 0.21% none


Sunday, April 4, 2010, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2010 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

January 3,592,500
February 2,050,000
March 3,381,000
April (as of April 5, 2010) 397,500
Total 9,421,000


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