US Mint Sales – Bullion Silver Eagles Higher, Coins Mixed

May 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesSilver Eagle bullion coins outperformed their prior week’s numbers, while numismatic silver products experienced mixed results in the latest statistics from the United States Mint. Only one collector’s item, a 2009 set, was able to improve over the prior numbers. The other five items retreated.

Between the individual silver coins for sale, the proof 2010 Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollars advanced, although the weekly increase was not even close to earlier heights. Collectors scooped up 2,381 proofs, compared to the previous week’s 3,437. The Mint reported the BSA proof total at 238,082.

In the negative category, the Boy Scout uncirculated total shrunk again. 191 were adjusted, possibly due to more cancellations or returns. Every adjustment matters, however, because the Boy Scout coins are at 98.6 percent of their allotted maximum, meaning only 5,039 more Boy Scout coins can be sold.

The 2010 Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollars advanced a little slower. The combined gain was 1,295 compared to the previous 1,990. The proof DAV picked up 820 and the uncirculated added 476. The proofs now stand at 140,761 and the uncirculated at 61,720. Since each sale included a $10 surcharge to benefit the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation, $2,024,810 has been raised since their release on February 25.

Sales of the 2009 DC and Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set dwindled, despite the possibility that the Mint might stop selling them when they release the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set at noon on May 27. The 2009 Quarters set tacked on 469 to their total, which brought it to 280,354.

The 18-coin 2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set was the silver gem, since it exceeded the previous gains. It increased by 2,088, compared to 2,044. The 18-coin set is part of Mint’s "last opportunity sale."

American Silver Eagles sales have kept climbing as the month draws to the end. As of May 26th, authorized buyers took in another 1,044,00 in the last seven days. May’s total so far is a cool 3.5 million, closing in on the all-time monthly record of 3,696,000 set in December 1986.

The following are the latest silver product sales figures:

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 139,941 140,761 820 0.59% 202,481 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 61,244 61,720 476 0.78%
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Proof 235,701 238,082 2,381 1.01% 344,961 of 350,000
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Uncirculated 107,070 106,879 -191 -0.18%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 683,099 685,187 2,088 0.31% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 279,885 280,354 469 0.17% none


Sunday, May 23, 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 3,500,000
Total 15,031,000

Wednesday, May 26. is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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