As a final reminder, the four week ordering window for the United States Mint’s 2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set will conclude tomorrow July 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET.
In the final days, the pace of orders has jumped, with the cumulative sales total now reaching 245,131, based on an update made July 4 around 3:00 PM. There should be one more daily sales update tomorrow, just hours ahead of the conclusion of sales.
Here are the daily sales figures for the entire offering. The first number column indicates the change from the previous daily total, while the second column indicates the cumulative sales total.
|June 8, 2012||85,341|
|June 11, 2012||29,718||115,059|
|June 12, 2012||6,245||121,304|
|June 13, 2012||4,067||125,371|
|June 14, 2012||3,169||128,540|
|June 15, 2012||2,972||131,512|
|June 18, 2012||3,956||135,468|
|June 19, 2012||1,210||136,678|
|June 20, 2012||2,185||138,863|
|June 21, 2012||3,029||141,892|
|June 22, 2012||3,281||145,173|
|June 25, 2012||6,874||152,047|
|June 26, 2012||4,522||156,569|
|June 27, 2012||6,012||162,581|
|June 28, 2012||4,255||166,836|
|June 29, 2012||8,752||175,588|
|July 2, 2012||25,471||201,059|
|July 3, 2012||16,292||217,351|
|July 4, 2012||27,780||245,131|
The 2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set contains one proof coin and one reverse proof coin with the “S” mint mark. Each set is priced at $149.95.
Collectors have been closely watching the daily sales figures to draw comparisons to previous special issue Silver Eagles. Sales quickly passed the 100,000 maximum mintage for the 25th Anniversary Set and are on the brink of passing the 250,000 maximum for the 20th Anniversary Set.
In the broader scheme of the series, the two coins in the San Francisco Set are bound to have mintages at the lower end of the spectrum. The final sales seem likely remain below the mintage of 466,573 for the 2006-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle which sells for a premium, as well as the lowest mintage regular proof issue, the 1994-P Proof Silver Eagle, at 372,168.
Other Silver Eagle News
There is one piece of information that I wanted share with readers. Based on an inquiry that I made, the US Mint has confirmed that they will not be offering a 2012 Uncirculated Silver Eagle with the “S” mint mark. The Mint had previously indicated that such a product would be offering within their 2011 Annual Report, however they ultimately decided not to offer this product and instead offer the 2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set.
This reduces the number of numismatic Silver Eagles expected to be issued for the year to the following:
- 2012-W Proof Silver Eagle – offered individually with sales of 475,556 (as of July 2)
- 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle – within the San Francisco Set with sales to date of 245,131
- 2012-S Reverse Proof Silver Eagle – within the San Francisco Set with sales to date of 245,131
- 2012-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle – offered individually with sales beginning on August 2.