US Mint Silver Coins, Eagles Slow in Thanksgiving Sales Week

December 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales statsBlack Friday excitement did not translate into higher sales for silver coins, according to the latest figures from the US Mint weekly sales report. Demand for silver coins was down for all but one product.

Ironically, the one to perform better was actually released last year. The Mint’s 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set had weekly sales of 1,300 compared to the prior 1,163. The set is the only way to purchase an uncirculated American Silver Eagle from the Mint, albeit a 2008-dated version, as the numismatic 2009 Silver Eagles were canceled.

Investors and collectors of the bullion 2009 American Silver Eagles will note that their numbers are unchanged from those reported on Nov. 24. The Mint suspended Gold Eagles last week as their inventory was depleted. Indications are that the Silver Eagles were suspended as well.

Last week’s report showed that the US Mint’s authorized dealers purchased 986,000 Silver Eagles during the prior six days, bringing the November tally up to 2,586,500. That remained unchanged. The year-to-date total is still 25,993,000 — which, as a reminder, is the best ever for the series that started in 1986.

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 Coins 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 131,726 133,064 1,338 1.02% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 47,728 48,211 483 1.01%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 22,208 22,540 332 1.49%
Braille Education Set 9,636 10,003 367 3.81%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 581,677 591,267 9,590 1.65% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 255,532 257,281 1,749 0.68% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 88,416 89,716 1,300 1.47%
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. 29, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2009 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in October

Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 16
Dec 23
Dec 30


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.

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