US Mint Sales: Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets Climb
Demand grew for 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets according to the newest array of U.S. Mint’s weekly sales data, but it dwindled for two other popular products containing silver coins.
While U.S. Mint sales did not exactly explode, collectors still pulled out their credit cards for 515 more 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets than they had in the prior week. Orders jumped by 3,098 in the latest round compared to 2,583 previously, making the most recent total 30,035. That leaves 19,965 sets left since their maximum mintage is 50,000.
Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets, however, were not the best-selling silver product from the U.S. Mint. That title went to the 2012 Silver Proof Set for the 6,563 orders it received. Its gain was down from the 9,820 in the prior week when last minute gift shoppers were buying. At this time, the total number of 2012 Silver Proof Sets sold this year ring in at 390,259.
In third place and also moving slower were 2012-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle coins. Their total advanced by 2,852 to hit 182,033 after adding 3,976 earlier. Although the silver coins have been in the top three for several weeks, their cumulative sales are nowhere close to the new total for the 2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle coins, which is now 309,194. As a reminder, it and other 2011-dated silver coins go off sale Monday.
The following are the latest United States Mint numismatic silver product sales:
US Mint Sales: Silver Coins for Collectors
|Previous Sales||New Sales||Unit Increase||% Increase||Mintage Limit|
|2012-S Silver Eagle Two-Coin Sets||251,302||251,302||0||0.00%||none|
|2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets||14,072||14,629||557||3.96%||none|
|Making American History Coin and Currency Sets||52,318||52,654||336||0.64%||100,000|
|2012-W Proof Silver Eagle Coins||819,217||819,217||0||0.00%||none|
|2012-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle Coins||179,181||182,033||2,852||1.59%||none|
|2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle Coins||308,582||309,194||612||0.20%||none|
|2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets||26,937||30,035||3,098||11.50%||50,000|
|2012 Silver Proof Sets||383,696||390,259||6,563||1.71%||none|
|2011 Silver Proof Sets||572,705||573,392||687||0.12%||none|
|Proof Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars||117,172||117,512||340||0.29%||500,000|
|Uncirculated Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars||41,520||41,686||166||0.40%|
|Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Set||11,843||11,899||56||0.47%|
|Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Set||39,418||39,654||236||0.60%|
|Proof Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar||110,942||111,232||290||0.26%||350,000|
|Uncirculated Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar||44,258||44,352||94||0.21%|
|Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set||49,842||49,986||144||0.29%|
|2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™||138,777||139,766||989||0.71%||none|
|2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™||147,305||147,576||271||0.18%||none|
|2012-P Denali 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||10,523||10,869||346||3.29%||25,000|
|2012-P Hawaii Volcanoes 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||14,041||14,285||244||1.74%||25,000|
|2012-P Acadia 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||13,375||13,530||155||1.16%||25,000|
|2012-P Chaco Culture 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||12,805||12,917||112||0.87%||25,000|
|2012-P El Yunque 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||15,384||15,483||99||0.64%||25,000|
|2011-P Gettysburg 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||24,625||24,625||0||0.00%||35,000|
|2011-P Glacier 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||20,590||20,711||121||0.59%||35,000|
|2011-P Olympic 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||18,077||18,231||154||0.85%||35,000|
|2011-P Vicksburg 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||18,289||18,424||135||0.74%||35,000|
|2011-P Chickasaw 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||16,485||16,611||126||0.76%||35,000|
|9/11 Silver Medal – W||109,303||109,385||82||0.08%||2 million|
|9/11 Silver Medal – P||67,889||67,957||68||0.10%|
Wednesday, December 26, is the as of date for the United States Mint numismatic silver coin product sales above.
Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coins are limited to 100,000 gold pieces across all applicable product options, which include the Two-Coin Proof Set. The silver dollars have a limit of 500,000.
US Mint Sales: 2012 Bullion American Silver Eagle Coin
*These coin sales include a portion of the 2011-dated American Silver Eagle. The U.S. Mint stopped selling 2012-dated American Silver Eagles last week. Next year’s Silver Eagles launch on Jan. 7.
US Mint Sales: 2011-2012 America the Beautiful Bullion Silver Coins
Sales for the America the Beautiful Bullion Silver Coins have not changed since Tuesday, December 4, 2012.