US Mint Silver Coins Cool, Bullion Eagles Near 23M

October 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales stats US Mint sales numbers are often mixed when it comes to silver related collector products — demand for coins in one hand rise while those in the other decline, metaphorically speaking. October has been different. Silver coins have trended up or down as a group without the mixing.

Last week’s report was filled with strong, bullish numbers. This week’s numbers are bearish. Everything ticked lower except for the Quarters Silver Proof Set. They increased by 2,526. Their prior weekly pickup was 1,925.

In sheer unit numbers, Silver Proof Sets shined the brightest with 8,982 sold for a new 2009 total of 541,347. Still, the weekly level was lower than the last 12,306 advance.

Bullion American Silver Eagles moved slower during the last seven days as well, but the latest tally shows this month to already be the best October ever (the series began in 1986). As of Wednesday, 2,240,000 eagles left the Mint in October, which is more than September or August. The year-to-date figure stands at 22,707,500.

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
2009 Braille Silver Proof 125,344 126,173 829 0.66% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 45,937 46,163 226 0.49%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 20,951 21,063 112 0.53%
Braille Education Set 5,996 7,000 1,004 16.74%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 532,365 541,347 8,982 1.69% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 245,639 248,165 2,526 1.03% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 82,754 83,978 1,224 1.48%
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Proof*
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Uncirculated*


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. Prior year products are listed until replaced by the new year offering. Sunday, Oct. 25, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2009 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in October

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Oct 14
Oct 21
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The US Mint has sold 22,707,500 Silver Eagles this year.

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

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