Sales of Infantry Soldier Dollar Products Spike as ATB Silver Coins Fall

by Coin Collecting News on March 8, 2012

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars (proof and uncirculated)

There were no new collector products added to the latest United States Mint sales report, which might have played a role in the reduced (overall) buying activity. Sales of the commemorative Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar products spiked, but most of the other Mint offerings waned. Plus, recent temporary suspensions led six silver coins into the negative.

For the third week in a row, Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars topped the first three spots on the sales chart. Shockingly, 36,685 in total sold compared to 24,554 in the previous report. Most of them were the individual proof Infantry dollars, at 19,338, and another 9,356 were the Defenders of Freedom Sets. The uncirculated silver dollars trailed closely with 7,991. The commemoratives launched on February 16.

Although the US Mint released the gold and silver Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins on Monday, March 5, the Mint did not announce their opening sales numbers. Those are expected out next week. There are five items in the Star-Spangled Banner coin program, and some of them will likely take over the top spots in next week’s report.

The temporary suspension of the 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles and the five America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coins hurt their total sales numbers. Each one of them lost as orders were either cancelled or returned during the blackout. Sales of these items stopped on February 23 when their melt values crept to close to the US Mint’s prices. The US Mint resumed the coins’ availability on Tuesday, March 6, when the price of silver steadied in the precious metals market.

With each new month, buying activity picks up in the bullion coin market, and March was no different. The biggest movers and shakers were the Silver Eagles. They started March with 695,000 by Wednesday. The one ounce Gold Eagles were next, as their total climbed to 16,000 during the first week. The Gold Buffalo coins rounded out the top three with a figure of 12,000.

All available sales on US 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, March 5, 2012.

Bullion coin tables are found toward the bottom, with the most recent sales as of Thursday, March 8, except for the five ounce bullion coins. According to the US Mint, their numbers were last updated on February 27, 2012. (NLA = No Longer Available.) Check out the US coins section of the site for more information on the products.

Table of Sales for US Mint Numismatic Coin Products

  Unit
Change
Unit
Change
Unit
Change
Latest
Sales
  2/14 – 2/20 2/21 – 2/27 2/28 – 3/5  
2012 INFANTRY SILVER DOLLAR
Proof Infantry Silver Dollar 26,262 11,551 19,338 57,151
Uncirculated Infantry Silver Dollar 12,191 5,819 7,991 26,001
Defenders of Freedom Set 16,222 7,184 9,356 32,762
 
25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set NLA NLA NLA 100,000
2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles 3,518 2,377 -30 270,987
2011 Proof Silver Eagles NLA NLA NLA 850,000
2011 American Eagle Platinum Proof 87 277 132 13,896
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 134 211 0 8,066
One-quarter ounce NLA NLA NLA 10,381
One-tenth ounce 223 211 318 22,650
Four-Set 46 70 58 17,825
 
September 11 National Medals
West Point 188 98 172 97,178
Philadelphia 245 148 169 63,082
 
2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof 181 280 251 25,230
2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof NLA NLA NLA 49,374
 
FIRST SPOUSE GOLD COINS
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 10 21 13 3,796
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 15 52 13 2,833
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 10 17 10 3,935
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 6 20 16 2,559
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 9 23 2 3,089
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2 24 9 1,982
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 27 45 24 2,527
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 9 34 26 1,575
 
US MINT PROOF SETS
2012 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 3,045 1,532 1,956 69,494
2012 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 3,101 2,725 2,799 86,894
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 344 329 433 139,515
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 490 260 626 144,599
2011 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ 490 468 468 285,354
2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set 826 1,174 1,072 553,498
2011 Proof Set 957 979 1,342 1,066,566
 
US MINT UNCIRCULATED SETS
2011 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 754 634 621 517,791
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set NLA NLA NLA 583,912
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Set™ 284 247 257 63,923
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Set™ NLA NLA NLA 98,620
 
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5 OZ SILVER UNCIRCULATED COINS
Chickasaw National Recreation Area 2,078 943 -36 11,643
Vicksburg National Military Park 510 276 -5 14,185
Olympic National Park 320 266 -1 14,671
Glacier National Park 262 240 -3 17,057
Gettysburg National Military Park 325 242 -5 20,149
Mount Hood National Forest NLA NLA NLA 26,928
Grand Canyon National Park NLA NLA NLA 26,019
Yosemite National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Yellowstone National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Hot Springs National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
 
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set 61 99 110 32,108
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set 62 71 111 33,383
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters "Circulated" Set 314 275 270 17,201
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters "Circulated" Set 90 95 73 25,547
 
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3-Coin Set
El Yunque Quarters 969 546 455 13,361
Chickasaw Quarters 214 121 67 12,768
Vicksburg Quarters 115 67 36 14,622
Olympic Quarters 91 63 30 14,546
Glacier Quarters 85 56 36 15,563
Gettysburg Quarters 90 50 40 18,172
Mount Hood Quarters 44 47 17 15,359
Grand Canyon Quarters 48 48 19 17,770
Yosemite Quarters 48 42 26 18,204
Yellowstone Quarters 54 37 17 20,602
Hot Springs Quarters 40 38 18 20,203
 
EL YUNQUE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 227 109 116 2,980
100-coin bag (D) 225 94 103 2,869
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 1,054 656 490 19,284
 
CHICKASAW QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 15 15 17 2,875
100-coin bag (D) 13 17 18 2,785
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 141 116 107 22,565
 
VICKSBURG QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 11 12 13 3,132
100-coin bag (D) 6 12 12 3,042
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 69 54 54 25,013
 
OLYMPIC QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 9 10 8 3,491
100-coin bag (D) 6 12 3 3,389
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 43 44 39 26,100
 
GLACIER QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 9 9 8 3,727
100-coin bag (D) 10 10 3 3,881
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 37 42 37 28,010
 
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) 33 55 39 32,196
25-coin roll set (D) 50 43 34 30,617
 
2011 ULYSSES S. GRANT $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 69 69 149 30,575
25-coin roll set (D) 55 52 42 29,245
 
2011 RUTHERFORD B. HAYES $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 68 74 147 27,587
25-coin roll set (D) 70 74 40 26,403
 
2011 JAMES GARFIELD $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 159 174 216 25,688
25-coin roll set (D) 152 141 105 24,405
 
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN & FIRST SPOUSE MEDAL SETS™
Abigail Fillmore 3 19 12 9,982
Jane Pierce 3 18 13 7,843
Buchanan’s Liberty 10 19 15 7,542
Mary Lincoln 49 63 36 14,388
Eliza Johnson 26 21 21 5,961
Julia Grant 43 26 28 6,089
Lucy Hayes 59 36 28 4,756
Lucretia Garfield 153 98 74 3,778
 
2011 KENNEDY HALF-DOLLAR BAGS & ROLLS
200-coin bag (P&D) NLA NLA NLA 9,455
2-roll set (P&D) 130 360 173 25,827
 
2011 NATIVE AMERICAN GOLDEN DOLLAR ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 116 103 117 22,474
25-coin roll set (D) 78 79 116 22,138
 
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN COVERS
William Henry Harrison 12 16 21 29,990
John Tyler 11 13 19 26,712
James K. Polk 8 16 16 24,953
Zachary Taylor 10 12 15 23,910
Millard Fillmore 9 18 15 22,749
Franklin Pierce 9 14 24 21,134
James Buchanan 13 11 27 19,862
Abraham Lincoln 58 60 69 33,187
Andrew Johnson 22 47 18 18,173
Ulysses S. Grant 48 54 26 18,159
Rutherford B. Hayes 59 75 43 16,053
James Garfield 145 133 82 14,647
 
LINCOLN TWO-ROLL SETS
2010 Shield Cent 146 97 133 180,909

 

US MINT SALES: 2012 BULLION COINS*
  February March YTD 2012
American Silver Eagles 1,490,000 695,000 8,292,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 20,000 16,000 120,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 49,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 2,000 0 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 5,000 95,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 7,000 12,000 32,500

*Includes 2011-dated coins.

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5 OZ SILVER BULLION COINS
Gettysburg     126,700
Glacier     126,700
Olympic     84,600
Vicksburg     37,300
Chickasaw     28,400

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