US Mint Provides Final Audited Mintages

2010 Silver EagleThe United States Mint has recently provided final audited mintage figures for a large number of numismatic precious metals products. The newly available mintages cover proof and uncirculated Silver Eagles, Gold Eagles, Platinum Eagles, Gold Buffalo coins, and related sets. This is the first such update provided by the US Mint in several years, with new figures covering coins originally issued from 2009 to 2012.

As most readers know, the US Mint reports cumulative sales levels for numismatic products on a weekly basis. I use this cumulative data to prepare weekly sales reports on Coin Update, which calculate the weekly changes and draw comparisons to sales levels for past products. Once a numismatic product sells out, the last reported sales figure represents the best approximation for the mintage of a particular coin until the final audited mintage is released. Sometimes it can take years for the final data to be released.

Typically, the different between the last reported sales and the final audited mintages will be a small decrease. Presumably, this may remove order cancellations and returns or perform other final reconciliations which take place after the product has sold out and weekly reporting has stopped.

The table below summarizes the newly available final audited mintages. The first number column represents the previously available last reported sales figure, while the second number column represents the newly available final audited mintage. The final column shows the change.

Sales Mintage Change
2010 Proof Silver Eagle 860,000 849,861 -10,139
2011 Proof Silver Eagle 850,000 847,473 -2,527
2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle 309,927 309,884 -43
2011 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set 100,000 99,882 -118
2012 Proof Silver Eagle 819,217 832,779 13,562
2012 Uncirculated Silver Eagle 202,504 198,820 -3,684
2012 MAH Coin and Currency Set 60,203 56,857 -3,346
2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set 224,981 224,935 -46
2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 50,169 44,952 -5,217
2012 Annual Uncirculated $1 Coin Set 28,368 27,300 -1,068
2010 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle 25,000 24,899 -101
2010 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle 10,000 9,946 -54
2010 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle 10,000 9,926 -74
2010 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle 20,000 19,704 -296
2010 Proof Gold Eagle 4 Coin Set 35,000 34,581 -419
2011 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle 30,000 29,495 -505
2011 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle 8,066 7,970 -96
2011 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle 10,381 9,971 -410
2011 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle 24,000 23,886 -114
2011 Proof Gold Eagle 4 Coin Set 18,873 18,811 -62
2011 Uncirculated Gold Eagle 8,822 8,729 -93
2012 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle 14,848 14,782 -66
2012 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle 3,962 3,961 -1
2012 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagle 4,969 4,927 -42
2012 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle 11,680 11,892 212
2012 Proof Gold Eagle 4 Coin Set 8,957 8,848 -109
2012 Uncirculated Gold Eagle 6,118 5,829 -289
2009 Proof Platinum Eagle 8,000 7,945 -55
2010 Proof Platinum Eagle 10,000 9,871 -129
2011 Proof Platinum Eagle 15,000 14,790 -210
2012 Proof Platinum Eagle 10,084 9,081 -1,003
2011 Proof Gold Buffalo 28,693 28,683 -10
2012 Proof Gold Buffalo 19,765 19,715 -50

All of this data can be pulled from the US Mint website at this location. Note that a few of the line items have unusual or incomplete product titles. Also, the 2011 25th Anniversary Set shows total unit sales of 499,410 units, which I am guessing has incorrectly quintupled the number of sets sold since there were five coins in the set- although this does not occur for other multi-coin sets.

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  1. Wes says

    So Silver would be a better hedge than gold since it is used as an industrial metal? I also have platinum that is diversified.

  2. gary says

    You can get all the copper you want by going to the bank & getting rolls to separate. Sure it takes time but each cent is worth 2x face even at today’s lowish copper prices. Along the way I have found steel cents, lots of wheaties, 1909 VDB, 1911-S and several indian cents. Even found some unplated zinc cents & a few blank planchets. Storage? Heavy plastic totes & a hole in the ground can do the trick.

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