First Spouse Gold Coin Prices Drop, Buchanan Liberty Leads

by admin on January 26, 2011

in Coin Prices,Mint Sales Figures

First Spouse Coin Sales Figures logoThe latest First Spouse Coin news starts with two major developments, prices dropped today for United States Mint gold coins, and Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse coin sales lead the pack.

Each First Spouse coin has lowered in price by $25. Proof versions went from $854.00 to $829.00, and the uncirculated ones changed from $841.00 to $816.00. The new price updates took affect late this morning, on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The US Mint’s pricing policy requires price readjusting of collector gold coins based on the weekly average of the London Fix gold prices.

The average fell below $1,350 an ounce, and Wednesday’s PM price did too, which is why the US Mint made the change to the half-ounce First Spouse coins as well as the one-ounce American Buffalo Proof Gold coins, who’s price fell $50. If London’s weekly average moves outside the $1,300.00-$1,349.99 an ounce range, then prices could change again. For more on the US Mint’s pricing policy, see the First Spouse Gold Coins Price Grid page.

As of late, Buchanan’s Liberty coins have been hotter. Sales for both catapulted by triple digits in this round. The uncirculated was most popular. It jumped by 127, and the proof surged by 110. As of Sunday, its combined total struck 11,442, which is 76.3% of the maximum mintage.

In total, the First Spouse coins outperformed last week’s numbers 437 to 262. The same did not happen for the Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Sets, however. The top performer was the Abraham and Mary Lincoln Set with 343, but that was down from 732 previously. In fact, all of the sets were down. Only 462 sold compared to 916 in the prior round.

The following tables compare the prior to most recent U.S. Mint data:

Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins
Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 2,406 2,420 14 0.6%
20,000
Proof 4,920 4,981 61 1.2%
 
 

2010 Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins

Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 4,267 4,394 127 3.0%
15,000
Proof 6,938 7,048 110 1.6%
   
   

2010 Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coins

Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 2,815 2,829 14 0.5%
15,000
Proof 4,512 4,602 90 2.0%

2010 Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins

Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 3,299 3,306 7 0.2%
15,000
Proof 5,514 5,528 14 0.3%

2009 Margaret Taylor Gold Coins

Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 3,430 3,430 0 0.0%
20,000
Proof 4,787 4,787 0 0.0%
20,000
 

Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Sales

Previous New Unit Increase % Increase
Abraham & Mary Lincoln 9,176 9,519 343 3.7%
James Buchanan & Liberty 6,134 6,195 61 1.0%
Franklin & Jane Pierce 6,966 6,997 31 0.4%
Millard & Abigail Fillmore 9,133 9,160 27 0.3%
Zachary & Margaret Taylor 8,746 8,746 0 0.0%
James & Sarah Polk 9,889 9,889 0 0.0%

The "as of date" for the latest Mint figures was Sunday, January 23, 2011.

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