US Mint Sales: Silver Eagle Coins Top 29M, Silver Proof Sets Dip Slightly

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesSales for 2010 Silver Proof Sets gently tapered, while scorching hot silver bullion demand lit up again. In all, the United States Mint weekly sales report revealed a shining recovery for all but one, aforementioned, silver product.

It was another impressive week for bullion Silver Eagle coins. From Thursday to Tuesday, U.S. Mint authorized buyers picked up 660,000 coins. The addition moved November’s silver bullion total to just under one million. It arrived at 915,000. Year-to-date sales winded up at 29,545,500, which is 779,000 more than 2009’s record of 28,766,500. Plus, more purchasing will be expected since November has historically been one of the strongest months of the year for the series.

The highly anticipated 2010 Silver Eagle proof coin will launch next week on Friday, November 19.

For numismatic products, weekly gains improved for all but the 2010 Silver Proof Sets. They climbed by 10,154 compared to 10,343 previously. But the difference was only 189.

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets advanced 2,477 after moving up 2,435. And the set from last year, the 2009 DC & US Territories Silver Quarters Proof Set which was recently discontinued, jumped by 1,647 versus the 50 that were bought during the last report. That gain of a thousand, though, tipped the sets over the 300K milestone, and caused their total to end up at 300,259.

As for individual proof and uncirculated silver coins, the American Veterans Disabled for Life dollars more than doubled. The combined gain of 3,949 was a huge improvement over the 1,875 that were sold in the last round. Broken down, 3,279 proofs and 670 uncirculated were taken versus 1,433 and 442 previously.

About 100,000 of these silver commemoratives were still available as of Sunday. The Mint is giving collectors a deadline of December 13, 2010 to place their orders for the disabled veteran coins if the maximum mintage of 350,000 is not hit.

The following are the latest silver product sales figures (see’s silver coins sales page for always updated numbers):

US Mint Numismatic Silver Coins Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Proof 174,327 177,606 3,279 1.88% 249,854 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 71,578 72,248 670 0.94%
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™ 200,968 203,445 2,477 1.23% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 408,398 418,552 10,154 2.49% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 298,612 300,259 1,647 0.55% none


Sunday, November 7, 2010 is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.


2010 American Silver Eagle Coins 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 2,451,000
September 1,880,000
October 3,150,000
November 915,000
Total 29,545,500


Tuesday, November 9 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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