US Mint Silver Coin Sales: Eagles 7,000 Shy of 26 Million

November 24, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

US Mint silver coin sales stats 2009 American Silver Eagle sales were less than impressive at the start of November, but they quickly warmed after silver prices reached year highs. The eagles now look to be the talk of the month.

The US Mint’s authorized dealers purchased 986,000 Silver Eagles during the last six days alone, bringing November sales up to 2,586,500. The month already ranks as the fourth best in 2009 with still nearly a week left to place orders. Further, another 7,000 will bring the year-to-date total to an even 26 million.

The picture is less exciting for US Mint numismatic silver products. Of the three that sold better compared to the prior sales report, their increases were far from spectacular. The three better performers were the standalone uncirculated Braille Silver Dollar, the 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set and the 2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set. Their respective numbers rose by 547, 1,163 and 2,151 compared to 386, 954 and 1,509.

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

U.S. Mint Collector Silver Coin Sales

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2009 Lincoln Silver Proof* 325,000 325,000 0 0.00%
2009 Lincoln Silver Uncirculated* 125,000 125,000 0 0.00%
Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set* 50,000 0 0 0.00%
2009 Braille Silver Proof 130,042 131,726 1,684 1.29% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 47,181 47,728 547 1.16%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 21,872 22,208 336 1.54%
Braille Education Set 9,177 9,636 459 5.00%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 570,817 581,677 10,860 1.90% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 253,381 255,532 2,151 0.85% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 87,253 88,416 1,163 1.33%
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, Nov. 22, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2009 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in October

Nov 4
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 24


The US Mint has sold 25,993,000 Silver Eagles this year.

The Silver Coins Today tool page Silver Coins Sales has been updated with the latest Mint numbers.


3 Responses to “US Mint Silver Coin Sales: Eagles 7,000 Shy of 26 Million”
  1. Slider says:

    there’s a old saying.. “Siiver is Silver” 1oz silver round hold the same “Silver” as a 1oz Silver Eagle…so why over pay for your silver by paying a premiun for the silver. Eagles.. in the coming hard times… It won’t be worth one penny more that a every day silver round… “A Ounce is A Ounce” buy silver.. but for the silver.. not the picture on the ounce, and get more ounces for your money…untill people figuard this out..they will keep “over paying”… and when hard times come.. and they will.. no one will care whats stamped on your silver bullion rounds as long as they are “pure & weigh correct” thats all that will count…. A Very Smart Old Timer Taught me this.. and he was Right !

  2. James says:

    Silver eagles are way undervalued right now… silver bullion will play catch up very soon to gold. The historic gold silver ratio is 16:1, but currently it’s almost 64:1. I’ve found a way to get silver eagles at below spot, have a look at bullion dot tel

  3. terry says:

    Who said anything about buying 2009 eagles just to make a profit over buying a
    silver round. Collectors dont really want to loose a bunch of money, but a true
    collector wants to collect a whole set or series of some type coin. I dont collect
    just to make a big profit , I collect just to have something special or unique as
    a reward for years of searching for pieces of a collection simular to working a
    jig-saw puzzle . It is just not the same if you dont have all the pieces. Who
    worries about making a big profit on a jig-saw puzzle after they assembled it.
    Yet , some people will spend thousands for that one missing piece to a rare
    or unique 1851 jig-saw puzzle. Coins are pretty much the same thing to those
    who enjoy the challenge and can afford to play the game.

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