US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Top 10M, Medal of Honor Coins Lead

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin

Bullion Silver Eagles overtook the 10 million milestone in annual sales, and the new 2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollars led in weekly collector US Mint sales.

The United States Mint’s Authorized Purchasers took in another 668,500 American Silver Eagles at the beginning of March, which caused the coins’ year-to-date sales to topple 10 million. Right now the total rests at 10,330,500. The annual sales rank as the fifth best in the series and there are still nine and a half months left in the year.

The Medal of Honor Silver Dollar commemorative coins remained at the top of collectors’ lists, according to the latest U.S. Mint sales figures. 22,788 of the proof version and 9,962 of the uncirculated sold. The 2011 Army Silver Dollars were not far behind. Their proofs and uncirculated jumped by 7,074 and 2,324.

Recently, the US Mint halted availability of the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set as it is reviewing silver coin prices (its melt value was higher than its Mint price). That was, however, mostly before its drop in sales between February 28 and March 6. The sets fell by -129. On the other hand, the 2011 Silver Proof Set gained 11,266 and the 2010 version increased by 8,315.

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 25,156 47,944 22,788 90.59% 68,252 of 500,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Uncirculated 10,346 20,308 9,962 96.29%
2011 Army Silver Dollar Proof 77,918 84,992 7,074 9.08% 119,237 of 500,000
2011 Army Silver Dollar Uncirculated 31,921 34,245 2,324 7.28%
2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set 284,554 295,820 11,266 3.96% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 541,587 549,902 8,315 1.54% none
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 244,696 244,567 (129) -0.05% none
2010 Proof American Silver Eagles 860,000 860,000 0 0% none


Sunday, March 6, 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 2,638,500
March 668,500
Total 10,330,500


*Wednesday, March 9, 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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