US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Hot, Numismatic Silver Sets and Coins Cool

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

US Army Silver Dollar Proof and Uncirculated Coins

The market for bullion American Silver Eagles remains hot in March, but United States Mint numismatic silver products slowed for another week. One item did out-do its prior performance.

Silver Eagles have been getting closer to the 3 million marker for March, but they have not crossed it yet. 2,767,000 have sold to US Mint Authorized Purchasers this month. As a comparison, nearly 3.4 million sold in March 2010 and more than 3.1 million sold in March 2009.

The numismatic standout for most units sold was the 2011 Silver Proof Set, but its weekly US Mint sales of 19,640 was lower than the previous 25,940.

Collectors picked up 6,648 Medal of Honor Commemorative Silver Dollars and 1,864 US Army Commemorative Silver Dollars. Those numbers were down from 8,757 and 2,727. The proofs outsold the uncirculated 2.6:1. The proof Medal of Honor Silver Dollar was the most popular with US Mint sales of 4,848.

Demand for older sets was expectedly lower. The 2010 Silver Proof Set added 1,899 and the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set jumped by 1,165. The quarters set was the only collectible product to outperform it prior sales. In fact, it nearly doubled. Previously its total rose by just 618, but then it was only available the last three days of the week due to a suspension and price adjustment. The debuting US Mint sales for the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set will be available next week, as it will be released on Friday, April 1, for $41.95.

The following are the latest silver coin product sales figures:

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Silver Coins

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Proof 61,906 66,754 4,848 7.83% 94,801 of 500,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Uncirculated 26,247 28,047 1,800 6.86%
2011 Army Silver Dollar Proof 89,781 91,123 1,342 1.49% 127,356 of 500,000
2011 Army Silver Dollar Uncirculated 35,711 36,233 522 1.46%
2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set 325,200 344,840 19,640 6.04% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 557,407 559,306 1,899 0.34% none
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 244,955 246,120 1,165 0.48% none
2010 Proof American Silver Eagles 860,000 860,000 0 0% none


Sunday, March 27, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

US Mint Sales: 2011 Silver Eagles

January* 6,422,000
February 3,240,000
March 2,767,000
Total 12,429,000


*Tuesday, March 29, is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers. The sales figures include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagles sold.

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