US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Ascend, Silver Quarters Surprise

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales Demand for bullion American Silver Eagle coins continued their stable climb. However, collector silver coins slipped from higher points again, United States Mint sales data revealed. For a second week in a row, just one numismatic product outpaced its prior gain as others slowed.

The 2010 Silver Proof Set shot up another 13,766, but that was down from 19,097 and 22,244 from the last few rounds. Still, it was the biggest seller in the numismatic group. The America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set added 2,882, also lower from a prior surge of 4,498.

Collectors and military enthusiasts loaded up with American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollars. Sales increased by 2,579 across both options, with 1,993 proof and 586 uncirculated. In the previous report, however, the silver coins jumped by 2,923 for the proof and 921 for the uncirculated. The proofs are still leading by a large margin, 169,857 to 70,149, which is a ratio of about 2.4 to 1.

In a bit of a surprise, the lone numismatic item to exceed its prior week’s gain is the oldest of all the Mint offered silver products, the 2009 DC & US Territories Silver Quarters Proof Set. 1,070 sold compared to 845 and 977 in previous weeks. The new tally brings them to 295,600.

More bullion sales were added to board this week as U.S. Mint Authorized Purchasers picked up another 835,000 Silver Eagles since last Wednesday. The gain was 120,000 larger than the prior week. October’s new tally arrived at 1,350,000 and the year-to-date total clocked in at 26,830,500. If the bullion silver coins continue to move along strongly, they could topple a new record high for the series before the collector 2010 Proof Silver Eagles launch on November 19. The number to beat is 28,766,500 which was achieved in 2009.

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 167,864 169,857 1,993 1.19% 240,006 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 69,563 70,149 586 0.84%
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™ 190,341 193,223 2,882 1.51% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 358,661 372,427 13,766 3.84% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 294,530 295,600 1,070 0.36% none


Sunday, October 10, 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 2,451,000
September 1,880,000
October 1,350,000
Total 26,830,500


Wednesday, October 13 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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