US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Top 28M, Sets Mostly Lower

December 23, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales statsNew United States Mint stats reveal that sales were lower for three of their four available silver coin products.

The 2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set was the biggest unit gainer of the collectible sets with weekly sales of 10,041. That was down from 12,136.

Collectors are purchasing fewer 2009 DC & Territories Quarters Silver Sets. The latest weekly increase stands at 1,786 compared to 2,300. The 2008-dated Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set was the standout with sales improving, but only by 36 from the prior week.

2009 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins are being allocated, but Mint authorized dealers still ordered another 616,000 since Wednesday, Dec. 16. Last week’s reported increase was 737,500. The year-to-date total is now at 28,399,000 — more than 8 million higher than 2008 sales. The US Mint this week said it will begin taking 2010 Eagle orders on Jan. 19. Until then, the 2009-dated bullion coins will be allocated "as long as inventories remain."

Most of the 2009 silver coin products are either sold out or no longer available, as the follow tables of sales highlights.

US Mint Collector Silver Coins Sales

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2009 Lincoln Silver Proof* 325,000 0 0 0.00%
2009 Lincoln Silver Uncirculated* 125,000 0 0 0.00%
Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set* 50,000 0 0 0.00%
2009 Braille Silver Proof* 135,235 0 0 0.00% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated* 48,863 0 0 0.00%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule* 23,078 0 0 0.00%
Braille Education Set* 10,698 0 0 0.00%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 618,248 628,289 10,041 1.62% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 262,383 264,169 1,786 0.68% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 92,418 93,756 1,338 1.45%
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Proof*
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Uncirculated*


*Silver coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. Prior year products are listed until replaced by the new year offering, or for reference. Sunday, Dec. 20, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2009 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in December

Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 16
Dec 23
Dec 30


In related news, collectors will have to wait several months more of the two 2010 Silver Commemorative Coins. The 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar and the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar have respective launch dates in February and March.


One Response to “US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Top 28M, Sets Mostly Lower”
  1. I suspect the 2010 Silver Eagle will set new records. Interest in silver seems to be moving mainstream with a couple direct sales (network marketing) companies now entering the market. Still, I think this coin will continue to be a great way to preserve wealth.

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