First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Tumble, Prices Increase Again

by admin on May 13, 2010

in Mint Sales Figures

First Spouse Coin Sales Figures logoIt’s quite possible higher prices provoked a major blow to First Spouse Gold Coin sales after last week’s figures had almost doubled. In fact, sales hadn’t declined this much in over a month. How bad was it? The latest US Mint stats have the total at only 133 versus 785. All of the 24 karat gold coins slowed.

Even though the figures showed double digit movement, not all were gains. Two coins, Julia Tyler uncirculated and Letitia Tyler uncirculated both lost significant sales, -28 and -69 respectively. The two most popular purchases were Abigail Fillmore’s proof and uncirculated. Each added 55 and 47, but last week’s numbers were 135 and 72.

Prices look to be a factor. Due to the rising market price of gold, the U.S. Mint had to increase First Spouse gold prices again this week, to an all-time high record for the series. The proof versions are $779, and the uncirculated are $766. The last increase was on May 5th. It seems there is not much to keep the spot price of gold from rising, since investors are turning to gold while the euro and dollar appear volatile.

The Mint finally announced it’s launch date, June 3, 2010, for the 2010 Jane Pierce First Spouse coins. They will be the second set of new releases this year. With that, the Letitia Tyler coins’ availability is limited. In this collector series, it’s been the Mint’s practice to let the oldest go when the newest is introduced. At the current rate, Letitia’s coins will not achieve final mintage figures as high as the prior Anna Harrison or Van Buren Liberty coins.

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



Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Coins

2010 Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Coin Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 2,140 2 ,187 47 2.2%
15,000
Proof 3,827 3,882 55 1.4%


Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coins

2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coin Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 2,168 2,187 19 0.9%
20,000
Proof 3,607 3,640 33 0.9%
20,000


Sarah Polk First Spouse Coins

2009 Sarah Polk First Spouse Coin Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 2,721 2,739 18 0.7%
20,000
Proof 4,545 4,561 16 0.4%
20,000


Letitia Tyler First Spouse Coins

2009 Julia Tyler First Spouse Coin Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 2,779 2,751 -28 -1%
20,000
Proof 4,713 4,743 30 0.6%
20,000


Letitia Tyler First Spouse Coins

2009 Letitia Tyler First Spouse Coin Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 3,164 3,095 -69 -2.2%
20,000
Proof 5,078 5,090 12 0.2%
20,000


Anna Harrison First Spouse Coins

2009 Anna Harrison First Spouse Coin Sales*

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 3,537 3,537 0 0.0%
20,000
Proof 6,250 6,250 0 0.0%
20,000


Van Buren's Liberty First Spouse Coins

2008 Van Buren’s Liberty First Spouse Coin Sales*

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 4,334 4,334 0 0.0%
20,000
Proof

7,515

7,515 0 0.0%
20,000


Jackson's Liberty First Spouse Coins

2008 Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Coin Sales*

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 4,754 4,754 0 0.0%
20,000
Proof 7,806 7,806 0 0.0%
20,000


Louisa Adams First Spouse Coins

2008 Louisa Adams First Spouse Coin Sales*

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 4,223 4,223 0 0.0%
20,000
Proof 7,454 7,454 0 0.0%
20,000


Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Coins

2008 Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Coin Sales*

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirc. 4,519 4,519 0 0.0% 20,000
Proof 7,933 7,933 0 0.0% 20,000

*No longer sold by the United States Mint. Final sales figures are listed. The “as of date” for the latest Mint figures is Sunday, May 9.

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