2012 Proof Silver Eagles, Arthur Coin Cover Debut Sales

by Coin Collecting News on April 18, 2012

2012 American Silver Eagle Proof Coin

2012 Proof Silver Eagles scored debut sales of 299,539

The hottest numismatic U.S. coin item of the year debuted, the 2012 Proof Silver Eagle. In its shadow was another new product from the United States Mint, the Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar Coin Cover. As expected, both made it to the top of the Mint’s weekly best-seller list.

Between the launch on Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, collectors ordered 299,539 of the 2012 American Silver Eagle Proof Coins. Without the restraint of a household order limit this year, the US Mint gave collectors the freedom to buy as many as they wanted.

Compared to previous releases of the annual .999 fine silver specimens, 2012 stacked up well. 367,623 were purchased in 2011 during a six day span, and 273,212 were bought in 2010 in a three day period. Going forward, Proof Silver Eagles seem poised to top the sales chart for many weeks to come.

Inaugural sales for the Chester Arthur Coin Cover, spanning one full week, were slower than the debuts of earlier releases in the series. 13,562 were picked up between April 9 and April 16. It was a few hundred behind Garfield’s Coin Cover start of 13,843 in December. Others include Hayes with 14,051 in October and Grant’s 15,695 in June.

Those were not the only Arthur dollars on collectors’ minds though. The US Mint sold another 11,965 of the 250-coin boxes of Arthur dollars and 183 more of the 500-coin boxes in this round. Even the 25-coin rolls increased by 9,634.

What makes it so interesting is the fact that all together, the US Mint has sold 6,190,200 Arthur dollars in rolls and boxes since their release on April 5, plus another 27,124 that were part of the coin covers, and yet only 5,740,000 dollars were produced according to the latest Mint’s coin production figures. Needless to say, more need to get minted. Many of the Arthur products are on backorder and will not be available for shipping until mid-May.

All available sales on U.S. Mint numismatic coin products are below. The first three columns of the table provide weekly United States Mint sales increases between the listed time periods, offering a sense of recent trends. The final column provides the latest United States Mint sales totals as of Monday, April 16, 2012.

Bullion coin tables are found toward the bottom, with the most recent sales as of Wednesday, April 18, except for the five ounce bullion coins. According to the U.S. Mint, their numbers were last updated on April 9, 2012. (NLA = No Longer Available.) Check out the US coins section of the site for more information on the products.

Table of Sales for U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Products

Unit
Change
Unit
Change
Unit
Change
Latest
Sales
3/27 – 4/2 4/3 – 4/9 4/10 – 4/16
2012 STAR-SPANGLED BANNER COINS
$5 Gold Proof 249 206 82 4,458
$5 Gold Uncirculated 180 201 21 3,359
$1 Silver Proof 7,476 4,834 2,046 81,669
$1 Silver Uncirculated 2,076 1,853 758 31,426
Proof Two-Coin Set 322 299 164 8,264
2012 INFANTRY SOLDIER SILVER DOLLARS
Proof Silver Dollar 1,286 1,149 1,072 88,347
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 668 288 391 38,057
Defenders of Freedom Set 419 424 344 46,099
AMERICAN EAGLES
2012 Proof Silver Eagles     299,539 299,539
2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles 1,319 1,483 1,624 283,797
2011 American Eagle Platinum Proof 31 29 26 14,040
25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set NLA NLA NLA 100,000
2011 Proof Silver Eagles NLA NLA NLA 850,000
2011 American Gold Eagle Uncirculated NLA NLA NLA 8,822
2011 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PROOF COINS
One ounce NLA NLA NLA 30,000
One-half ounce NLA NLA NLA 8,066
One-quarter ounce NLA NLA NLA 10,381
One-tenth ounce 247 196 74 24,000
Four-Set 18 26 24 18,015
SEPTEMBER 11 NATIONAL MEDALS
West Point 79 266 78 98,175
Philadelphia 84 83 85 63,781
AMERICAN BUFFALO
2012 American Buffalo Gold Proof 1,499 754 1,026 8,969
2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof 55 44 47 26,183
2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof NLA NLA NLA 49,374
FIRST SPOUSE GOLD COINS
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 13 13 5 3,842
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 10 6 5 2,868
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 1 NLA NLA 3,969
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 7 8 9 2,604
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 8 14 15 3,153
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2 10 9 2,028
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 31 15 16 2,662
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 9 9 22 1,680
U.S. Mint PROOF SETS
2012 Birth Set 1,142 857 872 10,044
2012 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 1,600 1,473 2,705 82,002
2012 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 1,516 1,440 3,114 101,355
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 319 235 236 141,192
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 431 242 227 146,409
2011 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ 340 315 567 287,860
2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ 549 565 771 557,986
2011 Proof Set 620 615 1,653 1,073,735
U.S. Mint UNCIRCULATED SETS
2011 United States Mint Uncirculated Set® 409 360 490 520,775
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set® NLA NLA NLA 583,912
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Set™ 146 190 179 64,938
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Set™ NLA NLA NLA 98,620
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5 OZ SILVER UNCIRCULATED COINS
Hot Springs National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Yellowstone National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Yosemite National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Grand Canyon National Park NLA NLA NLA 26,019
Mount Hood National Forest NLA NLA NLA 26,928
Gettysburg National Military Park 141 146 142 21,197
Glacier National Park 111 89 136 17,891
Olympic National Park 108 101 112 15,521
Vicksburg National Military Park 156 148 157 15,444
Chickasaw National Recreation Area 215 189 239 13,509
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set 54 70 133 32,544
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set 64 64 58 33,768
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters “Circulated” Set 137 184 169 18,388
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters “Circulated” Set 60 83 106 26,123
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3-COIN SET
El Yunque Quarters 161 274 168 15,051
Chickasaw Quarters 49 53 42 13,119
Vicksburg Quarters 37 37 24 14,855
Olympic Quarters 31 35 22 14,737
Glacier Quarters 29 38 19 15,750
Gettysburg Quarters 33 45 24 18,433
Mount Hood Quarters 23 37 17 15,523
Grand Canyon Quarters 27 31 13 17,936
Yosemite Quarters 29 21 12 18,353
Yellowstone Quarters 23 29 19 20,770
Hot Springs Quarters 23 23 14 20,339
CHACO CULTURE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P)   2,332 219 2,551
100-coin bag (D)   2,288 210 2,498
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D)   16,338 1,372 17,710
EL YUNQUE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 42 86 47 3,266
100-coin bag (D) 32 82 38 3,115
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 174 406 353 20,838
CHICKASAW QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 8 8 5 2,925
100-coin bag (D) 6 9 3 2,835
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 46 105 73 23,071
VICKSBURG QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 8 2 5 3,168
100-coin bag (D) 6 5 4 3,079
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 27 61 49 25,345
OLYMPIC QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 6 7 6 3,523
100-coin bag (D) 4 9 6 3,421
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 20 49 46 26,318
GLACIER QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 7 2 NLA 3,743
100-coin bag (D) 4 1 NLA 3,897
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 16 17 NLA 28,134
GETTYSBURG QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) NLA NLA NLA 4,787
100-coin bag (D) NLA NLA NLA 4,609
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) NLA NLA NLA 33,136
2011 ANDREW JOHNSON $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 24 7 NLA 32,312
25-coin roll set (D) 30 12 NLA 30,751
2011 ULYSSES S. GRANT $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 38 78 63 30,802
25-coin roll set (D) 44 80 53 29,566
2011 RUTHERFORD B. HAYES $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 45 78 66 27,852
25-coin roll set (D) 28 92 60 26,736
2011 JAMES GARFIELD $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 101 85 147 26,358
25-coin roll set (D) 88 143 117 25,063
2012 CHESTER ARTHUR $1 COIN
25-coin roll set (P)   31,533 5,003 36,536
25-coin roll set (D)   29,291 4,631 33,922
250-coin box (P)   1,254 8,665 9,919
250-coin box (D)   1,216 3,300 4,516
500-coin box (P)   721 93 814
500-coin box (D)   736 90 826
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN & FIRST SPOUSE MEDAL SETS™
Abigail Fillmore 6 5 9 10,020
Jane Pierce 8 6 6 7,884
Buchanan’s Liberty 15 12 8 7,601
Mary Lincoln 21 33 26 14,568
Eliza Johnson 13 18 15 6,051
Julia Grant 14 22 13 6,191
Lucy Hayes 23 27 15 4,900
Lucretia Garfield 33 45 51 4,081
2011 KENNEDY HALF-DOLLAR BAGS & ROLLS
200-coin bag (P&D) NLA NLA NLA 9,455
2-roll set (P&D) 282 123 128 26,794
2011 NATIVE AMERICAN GOLDEN DOLLAR ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 71 124 121 23,177
25-coin roll set (D) 64 56 87 22,739
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN COVERS
William Henry Harrison 7 13 20 30,060
John Tyler -1,994 11 20 26,773
James K. Polk 7 8 20 25,016
Zachary Taylor 5 7 24 23,977
Millard Fillmore 6 11 22 22,822
Franklin Pierce 6 10 24 21,217
James Buchanan 8 10 26 19,949
Abraham Lincoln 32 45 61 33,473
Andrew Johnson 13 24 36 18,300
Ulysses S. Grant 20 31 47 18,347
Rutherford B. Hayes 27 27 53 16,266
James Garfield 39 46 105 15,061
Chester Arthur     13,562 13,562
LINCOLN TWO-ROLL SETS
2010 Shield Cent 135 130 113 181,580
U.S. Mint SALES: 2012 BULLION COINS*
March April YTD 2012
American Silver Eagles 2,542,000 880,000 11,019,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 57,500 15,000 177,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 2,000 0 51,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 40,000 5,000 135,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 26,000 7,000 53,500

*Includes 2011-dated coins.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5 OZ SILVER BULLION COINS
Gettysburg 126,700
Glacier 126,700
Olympic 85,100
Vicksburg 38,300
Chickasaw 28,900

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