The 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.
|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.