US Silver Coin Stats, Braille Coin Sales Rise – May 28

May 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales statsLouis Braille Silver Dollars were the standout. Demand for these commemorative coins surged. On the other hand, sales declined for all other collector silver coins and sets, the latest US Mint sales stats reveal.

No doubt helping the Brailles were two recent promotions — the launch of Braille Dollars into space and the NFB plea to buy them. 10,045 more of the proof and uncirculated versions were sold, for a total of 165,741 across both options. The proof silver dollar experienced the biggest gain as sales climbed 7.96 percent over the prior numbers.

2009 Quarters Silver Proof Sets took hit. While demand was still strong, 8,251 were purchased by collectors in the last several days compared to the 11,006 during the previous reporting period. That represents a several percent point decline.

Here are the latest numbers:

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 97,567 105,336 7,769 7.96% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 39,721 41,363 1,642 4.13%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 18,408 19,042 634 3.44%
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 143,214 151,465 8,251 5.76% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 63,704 64,443 739 1.16%
2008 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 754,000 756,109 2,109 0.28%


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available.

The previous reported sales figures are located at US Silver Coin Sales Figures – May 20.

As a reminder, Lincoln Silver Dollar figures remain unchanged. The maximum amount of individual coins have sold out, leaving 50,000 proof coins reserved for the special 5-coin set coming later this year. As yet another reminder, the collector 2009 silver eagles are still suspended.

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 Sales for coin stats of the First Ladies.

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