US Mint Sales: Mount Hood 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins Debut
Another America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin kicked off to a solid start, although US Mint sales show it moved slower than the previous issues in the series. The collector Mount Hood coin launched Thursday, July 28. Die-hard fans of the extra-large .999 fine silver issues grabbed 14,759 in the first four days.
Because the time frames vary, it is difficult to compare Mount Hood debut sales to the immediate previous strike. The 2010-P Grand Canyon Silver Uncirculated Coin started with 19,300 in six days. The Yosemite Silver Uncirculated Coin and Yellowstone Silver Uncirculated Coin, however, clearly opened with more gusto at 20,511 and 24,626 in their earliest four days. The very first 5 ounce coin, honoring Hot Springs, sold approximately 25,000 in four days.
Despite the attention on the newest arrival, it was the 2011 Proof Silver Eagles that stole the spotlight. Silver Eagle sales incontestably topped Mount Hood sales nearly 2:1. Collectors scooped up another 28,522 proof coins during the week, making the Eagles the highest selling numismatic silver product on the chart.
9/11 Silver Medals still kept their speed up with a combined leap of 13,410. In the last round, they surged 16,488. Broken out, the West Point issues led with 8,109 while the Philadelphia strike followed with a 5,301 gain.
Sales of bullion Silver Eagles stayed in action during the hot summer month of July. Authorized Purchasers ordered 2,968,000 of them, making it the second best-ever July (behind 2010) and the 14th best month in the Eagle’s history. August got off to a bang with orders for 258,500 more on its first day. With that, the annual total bumped up to 25,530,000.
The following are the latest US Mint product sales figures:
US Mint Sales: Numismatic Coins
|9/11 Silver Medal – W||51,289||59,398||8,109||15.81%||95,052 of 2,000,000|
|9/11 Silver Medal – P||30,353||35,654||5,301||17.46%|
|2010-P Mount Hood 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||14,759||14,759||14,759 of 27,000|
|2010-P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||22,785||23,728||943||4.14%||23,728 of 27,000|
|2010-P Yosemite 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||27,000||27,000||–||0.00%||27,000 of 27,000|
|2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||27,000||27,000||–||0.00%||27,000 of 27,000|
|2010-P Hot Springs 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||27,000||27,000||–||0.00%||27,000 of 27,000|
|2011 Medal of Honor Dollar Proof||94,786||95,337||551||0.58%||132,225 of 500,000|
|2011 Medal of Honor Dollar Uncirculated||36,658||36,888||230||0.63%|
|2011 US Army Dollar Proof||106,919||107,379||460||0.43%||148,130 of 500,000|
|2011 US Army Dollar Uncirculated||40,630||40,751||121||0.30%|
|2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set||435,694||439,054||3,360||0.77%||none|
|2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set||569,734||570,416||682||0.12%||none|
|2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™||104,161||105,413||1,252||1.20%||none|
|2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™||259,276||260,061||785||0.30%||none|
|2011 Proof Silver Eagle||593,461||621,983||28,522||4.81%||none|
|2010 Proof Silver Eagle||860,000||860,000||0||0%||none|
Sunday, July 31, is the "as of date" for all the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.
US Mint Sales: 2011 Silver Eagle Bullion Coins
Wednesday, August 3, is the "as of date" for the bullion American Silver Eagle. *The sales figures include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagles sold this year.
2011 America the Beautiful Bullion Coins Sales
Monday, August 1, is the "as of date" for the America the Beautiful bullion coin sales.