US Silver Coin Sales: Silver Sets Decline, Braille Dollars Rise

June 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales statsThe newest Mint sales figures show Braille Silver Dollars rising and silver sets declining, a 180-degree reversal compared to the prior week’s numbers.

Considering the uncirculated Braille coins actually went through a negative correction last time, there is little surprise they moved higher, but only by 499.

The silver DC & US Territories Quarters added another 10,374 for a total of 189,656 sets sold. Not bad, but the level is weaker than prior weeks. Sales of the other two silver sets — especially the 2008 US Mint Silver Proof Set — were also lower, as shown below.

U.S. Mint Silver Coin Sales Stats

(Sales figures compare previous to current Mint sales 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 108,558 109,957 1,399 1.29% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 41,212 41,642 430 1.04%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 17,756 17,825 69 0.39%
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 179,282 189,656 10,374 5.79% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 65,791 66,521 730 1.11%
2008 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 763,056 765,076 2,020 0.26%


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available.

The previous reported sales figures are located at Braille Dollars Retreat, Silver Sets Rise.

The Silver Coins Today tool page Mint Prices & Sales has been updated with the latest Mint sales figures.

Visit the CoinNews collector tool page Mint Price Guide for tables of common collector gold and platinum coin stats, or First Spouse Coin Prices for coin stats of the First Ladies.

In related silver coins news, the US Mint ended silver eagle rationing on Monday, which should lead to lower premiums on the bullion coins and perhaps minting of 2009 collector silver eagles sooner instead of much later.

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