The US Mint has released the latest coin sales through to June. The tables below show several of the popular coins and sets with their total performance results as of July 5.
Demand for 1 oz silver and gold bullion coins are exceptionally high this year, so we will start with those numbers:
2.2M Silver Eagle Bullion Coins were sold in June alone, making it the third best month of the year for the eagles. The coins are on an annualized pace to shatter last year's record of more than 20.5 million sold. The gold eagles are looking to have one of their best years as well. 2009 could potentially rank anywhere from 1-3 in terms of best year. And that goes back to the start of the series in 1986. Continue reading
The tallies for US Mint coin sales up through May 2009 are in, and there are some interesting figures to report.
Several of the bullion and collector coins were propped up by the late run of gold prices in May, so lets start with a few number there.
Gold eagles had their 5th best May since the series began in 1986. The month was also marked as the first in many where the US Mint's authorized dealers failed to order their entire allotted supply. As a result, at times the Mint had remaining inventory on hand.
The 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin moved ahead nicely in the last week of May with sales about double their normal level.
|Ultra High Relief Gold Coin
Seven of the eight available US Mint sold First Spouse Gold coins enjoyed a final May week of higher sales. Here are the totals for coins sold: Continue reading
2009 is a banner year for those interested in Abraham Lincoln as the US Mint has provided several 2009 Lincoln Coins to celebrate the bicentennial of his birth. World Mint Coins is your source for all the information you need to enjoy these limited availability tributes to the 16th President of the United States.
While the Lincoln Silver Dollars sold out from the Mint in a remarkably short time after meeting their minting limit, most of the buzz appears to center around the Bicentennial Cents.