US Mint Sales: Grand Canyon Three Coin Set Debuts, Silver Eagles 14M

by Coin Collecting News on April 20, 2011

2011 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

New US Mint sales figures include one debuting numismatic issue — the Grand Canyon Three-Coin Set — and another milestone for bullion American Silver Eagles, but the majority of weekly sales eased.

As for the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, its opening numbers remain a mystery since the Mint has yet to include it in their report.

Fans of America the Beautiful Quarter products grabbed 12,418 of the Grand Canyon Three-Coin Set, the newest product from the US Mint. Their opening number was the highest of the 3-Coin Sets so far, and each opener had been better than the last as the following table illustrates:

Three-Coin Set Debut Sales
Three-Coin Set Release Date Starting Number Current Sales
Grand Canyon Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12,418 12,418
Yosemite Thursday, March 3, 2011 11,441 14,835
Yellowstone Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11,115 17,280
Hot Springs Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10,684 17,456

 

The new release also boosted weekly sales for the older Three-Coin Sets, as each one exceeded their prior week’s advance. Yosemite climbed 384 versus 314, Yellowstone added 258 versus 146, and Hot Springs jumped by 223 versus 111.

In the race for best seller, the new Grand Canyon Quarter Set came in third. The top spot was taken by the 2011 Mint Set, which catapulted by 30,791, and the 2011 Proof Set barely earned the second spot with a gain of 12,430.

Sales of the Mint’s silver sets have been suppressed by their temporary suspensions. The US Mint halted sales of the 2010-dated America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set and the 2010 Silver Proof Set on Friday, April 8 after silver prices jumped over $40 an ounce. Despite their unavailability, current sales rose by 559 and 266 respectively.

On Monday, the US Mint added two more products to their suspension list as silver prices continued to race to new 31-year highs. They were the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set and the 2011 Silver Proof Set. It is likely the four sets will remain unavailable until there is some kind of stabilization in the precious metal’s market.

Silver Eagles were the big winners in the bullion market. They advanced another 727,000 to crush the 14 million marker in annual sales. Their new total reached 14,530,000 and their April total landed at 2,101,000.

Other bullion posted gains as well. The one ounce Gold Eagles rose 13,000 following an 11,500 increase, and the half ounce Gold Eagle hit the chart for the first time in April with the addition of 1,000. The quarter-ounce also debuted, after 2,000 of its coins sold. The one-tenth ounce Gold Eagles added another 5,000. As for American Buffalo coins, they increased by 6,500.

The first three columns of the table below provide weekly US Mint sales increases between the listed time periods, offering a sense of recent trends. The final column provides the latest US Mint sales totals as of Sunday, April 17, 2011. Bullion coin tables are found toward the bottom, with the most recent sales as of Tuesday, April 19. (NLA = No Longer Available.)

US Mint Sales

  Unit
Increase
Mar 28-

Apr 3
Unit
Increase
Apr 4-

Apr 10
Unit
Increase

Apr11-
Apr 17
Latest
Sales
Totals
2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins
$5 Gold Proof 683 227 188 11,909
$5 Gold Uncirculated 325 103 72 4,739
$1 Silver Proof 4,291 1,840 1,966 74,851
$1 Silver Uncirculated 1,875 488 538 30,948
 
2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coins
$5 Gold Proof 106 129 88 14,332
$5 Gold Uncirculated 53 47 39 5,540
$1 Silver Proof 760 1,288 1,359 94,530
$1 Silver Uncirculated 268 433 244 37,178
50¢ Clad Proof 360 434 443 56,095
50¢ Clad Uncirculated 54 269 194 33,262
 
2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof 470 454 174 48,278
 
FIRST SPOUSE GOLD COINS
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) -13 42 30 6,003
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) -1 -98 0 3,489
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) NLA NLA NLA 4,843
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 0 -158 0 3,333
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) NLA NLA NLA 7,304
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 33 170 -10 5,354
Mary Lincoln Proof (2010) 61 83 58 5,880
Mary Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 37 476 101 3,357
 
US MINT PROOF SETS
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 10,776 4,454 2,749 71,923
2011 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ -6,536 3,895 2,494 187,402
2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set 14,839 13,998 10,447 384,124
2011 United States Mint Proof Set 13,103 14,543 12,430 664,984
2010 United States Mint Proof Set 1,016 1,221 924 1,079,676
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 490 604 421 264,806
2010 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set™ (18-coin) 974 926 266 561,472
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ 315 576 353 524,371
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 1,372 2,352 559 250,403
 
US MINT UNCIRCULATED SETS
2011 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 3,092 17,621 30,791 326,337
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 489 1,277 630 568,983
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set™ (P&D) 121 164 147 95,254
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set 115 145 154 24,707
 
2010 QUARTERS CIRCULATING COIN SET 112 143 118 15,938
 
2010 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3-COIN SET
Grand Canyon Quarters     12,418 12,418
Yosemite Quarters 360 314 384 14,835
Yellowstone Quarters 95 146 258 17,280
Hot Springs Quarters 74 111 223 17,456
 
GLACIER QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P)   2,697 187 2,884
100-coin bag (D)   2,655 180 2,835
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D)   19,927 1,102 21,029
 
GETTYSBURG QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 38 50 24 4,275
100-coin bag (D) 33 76 25 4,140
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 260 367 276 28,331
 
MOUNT HOOD QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 15 20 17 5,912
100-coin bag (D) 17 22 15 5,677
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 76 85 76 32,234
 
GRAND CANYON QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 7 19 12 6,474
100-coin bag (D) 10 20 12 6,812
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 69 60 66 34,109
 
YOSEMITE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 12 10 11 7,048
100-coin bag (D) 12 17 14 7,092
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 59 58 51 36,697
 
YELLOWSTONE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 21 12 11 8,240
100-coin bag (D) 11 18 13 8,714
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 47 63 45 41,821
 
HOT SPRINGS QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 6 17 7 9,667
100-coin bag (D) 12 19 9 9,006
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 41 53 41 46,790
 
2009 JAMES K. POLK $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 16 15 17 42,476
25-coin roll set (D) 27 18 16 40,777
 
2009 ZACHARY TAYLOR $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 22 21 17 40,015
25-coin roll set (D) 35 22 13 38,147
 
2010 MILLARD FILLMORE $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) NLA NLA NLA 38,409
25-coin roll set (D) NLA NLA NLA 36,634
 
2010 FRANKLIN PIERCE $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 28 35 23 35,484
25-coin roll set (D) 24 25 17 34,756
 
2010 JAMES BUCHANAN $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 29 45 34 33,747
25-coin roll set (D) 34 39 31 33,194
 
2010 ABRAHAM LINCOLN $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 144 128 189 48,437
25-coin roll set (D) 152 105 73 47,861
 
2011 ANDREW JOHNSON $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) -421 407 277 27,367
25-coin roll set (D) -420 377 242 26,448
 
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN & FIRST SPOUSE MEDAL SETS™
Abigail Fillmore 9 13 10 9,379
Jane Pierce 10 13 8 7,245
Buchanan’s Liberty 20 15 12 6,598
Mary Lincoln 105 85 99 11,863
 
2011 KENNEDY HALF-DOLLAR BAGS & ROLLS
200-coin bag (P&D) 30 201 127 3,615
2-roll set (P&D) 371 456 345 15,123
 
2010 KENNEDY HALF-DOLLAR BAGS & ROLLS
200-coin bag (P&D) 0 0 0 8,844
2-roll set (P&D) -2 0 0 36,203
 
2011 NATIVE AMERICAN GOLDEN DOLLAR ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 9,655 1,612 685 11,952
25-coin roll set (D) 9,401 1,644 731 11,776
 
2010 NATIVE AMERICAN GOLDEN DOLLAR ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) -94 -2 0 39,134
25-coin roll set (D) 13 -1 -18 38,880
 
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN COVERS
William Henry Harrison 13 20 25 29,374
John Tyler 8 21 22 26,147
James K. Polk 10 19 19 24,364
Zachary Taylor 20 22 21 23,328
Millard Fillmore 11 19 26 22,227
Franklin Pierce 14 19 24 20,554
James Buchanan 30 23 33 19,102
Abraham Lincoln 154 121 205 29,738
Andrew Johnson 15,459 556 127 16,142
 
LINCOLN TWO-ROLL SETS
2010 Shield Cent 210 224 201 174,845

 

US MINT SALES: 2011 BULLION COINS
  March April YTD 2011
America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins      
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 60,500 56,000 319,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 8,000 1,000 22,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 20,000 2,000 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 40,000 15,000 175,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 38,000 12,500 50,500
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,767,000 2,101,000 14,530,000

 

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