US Mint Sales: Yellowstone Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Sells Out

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

Yes, collectors are interested in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. The second coin, honoring Yellowstone National Park, reached its maximum of 27,000 orders and officially sold out by its 16th day. The United States Mint listed the item on its "No Longer Available" web page yesterday afternoon.

The short timeline went like this: the Yellowstone Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin was released Tuesday, May 17. Collectors purchased 18,143 during the first day. By the following Sunday, another 6,483 were scooped up. The last 2,374 were ordered by Wednesday, June 1.

Unlike the Hot Springs Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, a waiting list was not implemented for the Yellowstone coin, yet the household limit of one was in force for both coins the entire time. The Hot Springs five ouncer, however, sold out a tad faster. It hit its 27,000 mintage limit in exactly 14 days.

As for other US Mint numismatic coins, demand was softer when comparing the latest round of weekly sales to those of the prior report. The overachiever, if you can call it that, was the uncirculated Army Silver Dollar. Its sales jumped 211 versus 170. All of the other commemorative silver coins as well as the Mint’s annual sets slowed.

The numismatic sales leader from a unit perspective was still the 2011 Silver Proof Set. It climbed 4,909. In the report posted last week, however, it gained 6,002.

The US Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers (APs) stayed busy before and after the holiday by buying silver bullion coins. They ordered 654,500 more of the Silver Eagles before the month ended, so May closed with a total of 3,653,500. It follows only January 2011, coming in as the second best month of the year. Perhaps more impressive, May ranks as the fourth best sales month ever for series which kicked-off in 1986.

It will take a bit longer for APs to claim the last of the Olympic Five Ounce Bullion Coins which debuted on May 23. 60,700 were ordered on the first day, and 12,700 more were purchased by May 26. Only 53,300 remained available unless the Mint decides to strike more. It took the APs three weeks to snatch up all of the Gettysburg and Glacier bullion coins that launched together on April 25 and sold out on May 16.

The following are the latest US Mint coin product sales figures:

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Coins

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010-P Yellowstone Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin 24,626 27,000 2,374 9.64% 27,000 of 27,000
2010-P Hot Springs Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin 27,000 27,000 0.00% 27,000 of 27,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Proof 88,057 89,063 1,006 1.14% 124,309 of 500,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Uncirculated 34,984 35,246 262 0.75%
2011 US Army Silver Dollar Proof 102,084 102,761 677 0.66% 142,314 of 500,000
2011 US Army Silver Dollar Uncirculated 39,342 39,553 211 0.54%
2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set 402,541 407,450 4,909 1.22% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 564,667 565,676 1,009 0.18% none
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 89,819 92,009 2,190 2.44% none
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 253,121 253,969 848 0.34% none
2010 Proof American Silver Eagles 860,000 860,000 0 0% none

Sunday, May 29, is the "as of date" for all 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 2,819,000
May 3,653,500
Total 18,901,500

Wednesday, June 1, is the "as of date" for the bullion American Silver Eagles. *The sales figures include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagles sold this year.

2011 America the Beautiful Bullion Coins Sales

Gettysburg 5 Oz 126,700
Glacier 5 Oz 126,700
Olympic 5 Oz 73,400

Thursday, May 26, is the "as of date" for the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins sales.

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