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Proof Sets See Collector Demand

Since our last Mint Statistics report, the Mint’s America the Beautiful products honoring the Weir Farm National Historic Site have been tallied.
You will see a Weir Farm entry included in the America the Beautiful 5-Ounce Coins chart on this page and in the Bags and Rolls section where sales totals are recorded for 100-coin bags, two-roll set for Philadelphia and Denver, San Francisco rolls, and the P, D, S rolls set.
Proof Sets are the name of the sales game this week

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The Mint Has Been Busy with New Products

In reviewing the numbers for this week’s report, one obvious thing that stood out was the volume of new products the Mint put out since our report in last week’s paper – six to be exact.  First in the report is the James Monroe silver presidential medal with sales of 7,723.  Two American Liberty products were released, including the gold one-ounce coin, which sold 4,948 and the 2

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Happy Birthday and Congratulations

It’s interesting once in awhile to step back from the usual movers and shakers in the Mint Stats and take a closer look at some of the lesser-talked-about products. Take for instance the three annual miscellaneous offers – the Birth Set, Happy Birthday Set and Congratulations Set.  Every week, the numbers inch up from the previous week

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Mint Statistics: Clever Marketing Boosts American Legion Silver Dollars Sales

All 10,000 of the mintage limit of the American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Medal sets sold out. With a retail price of $99.95, it’s a clever way for the Mint to move an additional 10,000 units of the proof silver dollar which has sold 29,546

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Mint Statistics: Pride of Two Nations Charges Ahead

Released on July 3, the Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set has come and gone. The product limit was listed at 100,000 and this week’s sales report from the Mint shows 95,308 sold. Checking the product page today, the product has been listed as currently unavailable

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Mint Statistics: Not Much Movement on Gold or Silver Bullion Sales

Gold bullion remained the same as last week, with total ounces at 4,000 and total units 8,500.  With the price of gold eclipsing $1,400, it will be interesting to see how long these numbers go unchanged.  Silver, on the other hand, added 305,000 and will end June at 855,000

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Mint Statistics: Will the 2019 Uncirculated Set Surpass 2018 Sales?

Modest increases were noted in bullion this week, after a jump of 566,000 last week in one ounce silver. The May total stands at 866,000, the second lowest this year, just ahead of the 850,000 sold in March. Gold is also the lowest month in 2019, with just 8,500 total coins sold

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Mint Statistics: Silver Bullion makes a small leap

After a small drought in silver bullion sales, a moderate increase from last week has silver bullion one ounce Eagles at 726,000, up from last week’s total of 160,000.   Bullion gold Buffalos increased year to date by another 3,000, while gold American Eagle one ounce bullion coins grew by 2,000. The tenth ounce gold American Eagle increased by 5,000 since last week, now at 140,000

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Mint Statistics: Sales of 2019 Proof Sets Tapering Off

After three strong weeks of sales, the Mint’s annual proof sets have begun to slow down just a bit.  The silver proof set came out strong and showed week over week increases of 16,856 and 21,730 the first two weeks and this week has grown by another 7,866. The clad version added another 4,065, not such a dramatic drop from the 5,520 increase seen the prior week

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Mint Statistics: Is the Bonus 2019 Lincoln Penny Helping Annual Proof Set Sales?

The Mint’s annual silver proof set continues to climb, adding another 21,730 to its total. The clad proof set, the less-expensive of the annual sets, grew by 5,520. Could the bonus 2019 Lincoln penny with a reverse proof finish bearing the “W” mint mark be helping sales? Time will tell

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Mint Statistics: 2019 Proof Sets on the Rise

This week, the Mint released the American Memorial Park 3-coin set, which is reporting sales of 10,585 after less than a week of sales. It is 1,047 behind the last America the Beautiful installment, Lowell National Park, which is at 11,632.    For the most part, it seems that sales of these 3-coin sets have been declining since the launch of the program

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Mint Statistics: American Legion Coin Sales Soft

I had the opportunity this week to attend an orientation meeting for the Badger Boys State Program, which is hosted by the American Legion. Afterwards, I chatted briefly with a few of the members who were there and asked for their thoughts on the new 100th Anniversary commemorative coins. I was surprised that none had heard of them

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Mint Statistics: Fluctuations unpredictable like the weather

Last week, we were happy to say that spring had finally sprung at our office in Stevens Point. Well, score one for Mother Nature, as today we are under a winter weather advisory and expecting several inches of heavy snow. These sudden fluctuations in spring weather are similar to what we have been seeing in some of the sales at the U

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Mint Statistics: Spring releases moving at a slow pace

Spring has finally sprung at the Numismatic News office in Stevens Point, Wis. However, Mint sales numbers are not springing.
American Legion coins are moving at a relatively slow pace, with the $5 coin sale increasing just 147 from last week

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Mint Statistics: Stronger first-quarter bullion sales for 2019 vs. 2018

With the first quarter drawing to a close, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at sales in the first quarter to 2019 as compared to the same time period in 2018. The first thing to stand out is the underperformance of the 2019 gold proof as compared with 2019.
Overall, total sales of all options offered are down about 3,500 coins, or 26%

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Mint Statistics: Lowell National Park starts out strong

The Lowell National Park 2019 uncirculated five-ounce silver coin, part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® program, is off to a strong start. This week, the Mint is reporting sales of 12,734 of the total 20,000 being minted. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues in the coming weeks and leads to an early sellout

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Mint Statistics: Collectors continue Apollo 11 buying trend

Apollo 11 commemoratives still remain available for collectors, with sales inching toward the maximum mintages. The half dollar set is the closest to sellout, with 84,349 of the total 100,000 already sold. The 5-ounce silver isn’t far behind at 63,598 of the total 100,000 available there

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Mint Statistics: Apollo coins touch down in this report

A box for the Apollo 11 commemorative coins has been added to the report below to begin the annual redesign process. Old coins go off sale. New coins are added

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Mint Statistics: Innovation dollar coin has a good week

American Innovation dollars showed a renewed spark of life by adding 18,526 to the running total. It now stands at 142,494. This number will continue growing until all collectors with the 2018 proof set have ordered the proof coin that was not included in it

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Mint Statistics: Silver Eagles beat January 2018 already

Sales of 2019-dated silver American Eagle bullion coin moved ahead by 695,000 this week. At the midpoint in the month, the running total stands at 3,366,000 coins. This already exceeds the 3,235,000 total achieved by the entire month of January in 2018

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Mint Statistics: 2019 bullion numbers jump day by day

The rush for 2019 bullion coins means that the figures below are different from the story here, which was about the first day of sales. As January goes along, more and more bullion coins are sold.
Since the monthly numbers for January below will be the same as year-to-date totals, I am being slow in making space for 2019 coins

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Mint Statistics: Look closely at Innovation $1 sales

What sort of yardstick should we use to measure the success of the new American Innovation $1 coin? If we look at sales of 100-coin bags, the new dollar has begun with a bang. The combined Philadelphia-Denver total nearly equals the 2018 Native American dollar 100-coin bag total.
This near equality was achieved in just a few days

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Mint Statistics: Proof sets keep holiday spotlight

Just how deeply into Mint offerings do holiday gift buyers dig? The question occurred to me as I posted the latest proof set numbers. Buyers grabbed 16,370 more clad 2018 sets and 7,815 silver sets. The uncirculated coin set sales total rose by 5,760

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Mint Statistics: Silver Eagles want to fall asleep again

For the second week in a row, sales of silver American Eagle bullion coins have slowed down. Buyers grabbed just 200,000 pieces, compared to 260,000 the week before. The September sales surge is well and truly over

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Mint Statistics: Steady buyers push up sales totals

Who are the steady buyers of clad 2018 proof sets? This week’s sales of 7,208 is a similar number to last week. The running total for the year is 355,245. In 10 year’s time, will they complain that the price has gone down, or have they simply tuned out the secondary market and reliably add a set to their collection each and every year? The Mint needs to put a high value on steady customers

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