US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Top 13 Million, 2011 Silver Quarters No Show

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin

American Silver Eagles got off to a nice start in April, but demand for numismatic silver products weakened again, despite a new set’s launch. Just one item managed to exceed its prior week’s increase.

United States Mint’s Authorized Purchasers bought another 658,500 bullion Silver Eagles in the last few days, but that number was less than the 697,500 that were picked up at the end of March. The addition, however, tipped the 2011 annual sales number beyond 13 million to make the total equal 13,087,500 in the first 96 days of the year.

The debuting product was the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™. The US Mint released it Friday, April 1 at 12 noon Eastern Time. Normally the US Mint would provide the opening sales numbers after the following Sunday, but that did not happen in the latest round of reported sales.

The one set to improve, however, was last year’s version. The 2010 Quarters Silver Proof Set™ gained 1,372 compared to 1,165 in the last.

Collectors were still interested in the 2011 Silver Proof Set, but they went after 14,839 of them after taking in 19,640 sets previously.

A 100K milestone was cleared by the Medal of Honor Silver Dollars. Their cumulative total hit 100,967 after the proof version added 4,291 and the uncirculated gained 1,875. The US Army Silver Dollars already reached that milestone weeks ago. In the latest figures, their proofs rose by 760 and their uncirculated by 268.

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 66,754 71,045 4,291 6.43% 100,967 of 500,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Uncirculated 28,047 29,922 1,875 6.69%
2011 Army Silver Dollar Proof 91,123 91,883 760 0.83% 128,384 of 500,000
2011 Army Silver Dollar Uncirculated 36,233 36,501 268 0.74%
2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set 344,840 359,679 14,839 4.30% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 559,306 560,280 974 0.17% none
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™        
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 246,120 247,492 1,372 0.56% none
2010 Proof American Silver Eagles 860,000 860,000 0 0% none


Sunday, April 3, 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
April 658,500
Total 13,087,500


*Wednesday, April 6, 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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