US Mint Silver Coin Sales Climb, Bullion Eagles Pass 15.8 Million

July 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales statsLast week figures had silver coin demand declining across all US Mint offerings with the exception of red-hot silver eagle bullion coins. Not so for recent sales.

Silver eagles continued to dominate, yes, but newly released 2009 Silver Proof Sets soared. And remaining Mint silver products climbed at least modestly.

In coming back to American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins, the US Mint sold 400,000 more from Wednesday to Wednesday. 2,025,000 were purchased in July, bringing the 2009 tally to a record-breaking pace of 15,849,500.

On the collectible side of the picture, 2009 Silver Proof Sets led in the sales board. The sets went on sale last Friday at noon. By Sunday, 271,372 had flown out of the Mint’s inventory and into collector’s hands.

Finally, in a bit of a surprise, 2008 Silver Proof Set figures remained unchanged from the Mint’s last report which had an effective "as of" date of Sunday, July 12. The set went off sale immediately prior to the launch of the 2009 set on Friday, July 17. It would seem logical to see some increase during those few days.

The following two table have the latest US Mint stats for collector silver coins and sets and bullion silver eagles.

U.S. Mint Silver Collector Coin Sales Stats

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Proof*
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Uncirculated*
2009 Lincoln Silver Proof* 325,000 325,000 0 0.00%
2009 Lincoln Silver Uncirculated* 125,000 125,000 0 0.00%
2009 Braille Silver Proof 113,922 114,734 812 0.71% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 42,832 43,134 302 0.71%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 18,301 18,464 163 0.89%
2009 Silver Proof Set 271,372 271,372 none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 210,436 214,977 4,541 2.16% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 69,593 70,362 769 1.10%
2008 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set* 774,874 774,874 0 0.0%


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. Sunday, July 19, is the "as of date" for the most recent US Mint collector coin figures shown above.

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in July

July 6
July 8
July 15
July 22


The previous reported sales figures are located at US Mint Silver Coin Sales Lower, Silver Eagles Flying. The Silver Coins Today tool page Mint Prices & Sales has been updated with the latest Mint sales figures.

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