US Mint Silver Coin Sales Slow, Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Leads

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Numismatic silver coin products moved slowly for a second straight week, per the latest U.S. Mint sales report. The leaders of the group were individual commemorative coins, and similar to prior weeks, the proof Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar was the clear front runner.

Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set

U.S. Mint image of the Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set

7,237 of the orders were for the proof Star-Spangled Banner dollar, and that pushed its latest sales total up to 67,313. Demand for the uncirculated silver coin was considerably less, with orders of 2,613. As for the Two-Coin Proof Set, just 425 sold. The Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins launched on March 5, 2012.

The second-place bestseller for the week was the proof Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar. Collectors scooped up 2,823 of the individual proofs and another 1,466 within the Defenders of Freedom Sets — it contains a proof along with memorabilia.

The Defenders of Freedom Set, it should be noted, is likely to sell out at some point because its production limit is 50,000 and 5,088 remain. Plus, since March 19, the Defenders of Freedom Set has been $3 less than the individual proof coin. The set is $51.95 but the proof Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar by itself is $54.95.

Rounding out the top selling U.S. Mint silver products was the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, the  2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle, and the uncirculated Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar.

Bullion American Silver Eagles climbed another 550,000 since last week. They have been stronger for the most part of March, with the best gain occurring last week when 797,000 sold. As of Wednesday, the monthly total advanced to 2,412,000 and the annual sales number hit 10,009,000.

The following are the latest United States Mint product sales:

U.S. Mint Sales: Silver Coins and Sets for Collectors

  Previous Sales New Sales Unit Increase % Increase Mintage Limit
Proof Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars 60,076 67,313 7,237 12.05% 500,000*
Uncirculated Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars 24,126 26,739 2,613 10.83%
Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Set 7,054 7,479  425 6.02%
Proof Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars 82,017 84,840 2,823 3.44% 350,000
Uncirculated Infantry Soldier Dollars 35,590 36,710 1,120 3.15%
Infantry Soldier Defenders of Freedom Set 43,446 44,912 1,466 3.37%
2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle 277,955 279,371 1,416 0.51% none
9/11 Medals – W 97,651 97,752 101 0.10% 2 million
9/11 Medals – P 63,432 63,529 97 0.15%
2011 Silver Proof Set 555,618 556,101 483 0.09% none
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 93,818 95,285 1,467 1.56% none
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 140,204 140,402 198 0.14% none
2011-P Gettysburg 5 Ounce Uncirculated Silver Coins 20,619 20,768 149 0.72% 35,000
2011-P Glacier 5 Ounce Uncirculated Silver Coins 17,435 17,555 120 0.69% 35,000
2011-P Olympic 5 Ounce Uncirculated Silver Coins 15,083 15,200 117 0.78% 35,000
2011-P Vicksburg 5 Ounce Uncirculated Silver Coins 14,826 14,983 157 1.06% 35,000
2011-P Chickasaw 5 Ounce Uncirculated Silver Coins 12,653 12,866 213 1.68% 35,000
2011-W Proof Silver Eagle 850,000 850,000 0.00% none


Monday, March 26, is the "as of date" for all the United States Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

* The Star-Spangled Banner commemorative products are limited to 100,000 gold coins across all applicable product options, which includes the Two-Coin Set, while the silver coin limit is 500,000.

U.S. Mint Sales: 2012 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

January* 6,107,000
February 1,490,000
March 2,412,000
Total 10,009,000


*The sales figures include a portion of the 2011-dated Silver Eagle coins. Wednesday, March 28, is the "as of date" for bullion American Silver Eagles.


U.S. Mint Sales: 2011 America the Beautiful Bullion Coins

Gettysburg 126,700
Glacier 126,700
Olympic 85,100
Vicksburg 38,300
Chickasaw 28,700
Total 405,500


The United States Mint last updated the America the Beautiful bullion coin sales numbers on Monday, March 26, 2012. Check the US Silver Coin Guide for more information on any of the above U.S. Mint products. Also, visit the US Mint sales figures page for always updated stats of popular products.

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