US Mint Sales: Bullion Eagles Rise 100K, Silver Sets Slow

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesIt was an unusually slow week for U.S. silver coin products, even for silver bullion. Only one numismatic item outperformed its prior week’s gains, but just barely. The biggest sales gap, however, was in American Silver Eagles.

Since last Tuesday, August 10, and as of this writing, only 100,000 bullion 2010 American Silver Eagles were sold, compared to 567,000 in a five day period in the previous report. At least the year-to-date total broke the 22 million milestone, by hitting 22,092,000. Collectors hoping for 2010 proof versions are probably relieved to see the bullion’s change of pace.

The one item to improve was the uncirculated American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollar. 219 sold compared to 217 previously. The proof version cooled somewhat. They advanced 497 while their last gain had been 799.

Still moving powerfully, yet slightly gentler, was the 2010 Quarters Silver Proof Set. Sales were again a touch slower, jumping by 4,695 compared to 5,230. The 2009 DC and Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set increased by 621.

The latest 5 oz silver coin release information from the Mint indicates an order for 500,000 planchets is expected to be placed within days, and that the bullion coins, which will bear the same design as the America the Beautiful Quarters, could be ready for sale later this fall.

The following are the latest silver product sales figures:

US Mint Numismatic Silver Coins Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Proof 154,993 155,490 497 0.32% 221,437 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 65,728 65,947 219 0.33%
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Proof 245,000 245,000 0 0.00% 350,000 of 350,000
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Uncirculated 105,000 105,000 0 0.00%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 154,245 158,940 4,695 3.04% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 288,124 288,745 621 0.22% none


Sunday, August 15, 2010 is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2010 American Silver Eagle Bullion Sales

January 3,592,500
February 2,050,000
March 3,381,000
April 2,507,500
May 3,636,500
June 3,001,000
July 2,981,000
August 942,500
Total 22,092,000


Tuesday, August 17 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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