US Mint Sales: Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coins Debut Figures

by admin on September 8, 2011

in Coin Prices,Mint Sales Figures

First Spouse Coin Sales Figures logoTwo newly released First Spouse Gold Coins, honoring Lucy Hayes, debuted on the market on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Unfortunately they were immediately suspended the following day due to skyrocketing gold prices.

The inaugural sales showed collectors picked up 1,265 proof and 857 uncirculated Hayes coins within the first 24 hours, according to the US Mint sales data. As a comparison, when the Julia Grant coins first appeared in June, the Mint sold 1,581 proofs and 1,017 uncirculated after four days of sales. The contrast, however, hardly seems fair given the different lengths of time.

As for the other available coins, each acquired double digit gains for the week. The Mary Lincoln proof was third highest in sales with 32, followed by the Julia Grant proof with 25 and Grant’s uncirculated with 18.

All of the available coins in the series were temporarily suspended from Friday, September 2 until Wednesday, September 7. Once sales resumed, their prices were significantly higher. The proof coins went from $1,054.00, which was the highest price for any coin in the series to debut, to $ $1,104.00 while the uncirculated went from $1,041.00 to $1,091.00.

Rising prices for the 24-karat gold one-half ounce First Spouse Coins have been frequent this year, especially this summer. Gold has been trending up in the precious metals market, which forces the US Mint to adjust its prices in accordance to a pre-determined price grid. In the past, the coins’ price jumps had been $25 but a couple of recent ones were $50.

The following chart shows the last five price changes.

Date Proof Uncirculated
July 20, 2011 $954.00 $941.00
July 27, 2011 $979.00 $966.00
August 10, 2011 $1,029.00 $1,016.00
August 17, 2011 $1,054.00 $1,041.00
September 7, 2011 $1,104.00 $1,091.00

 

The popular Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets were also active on the sales chart. The Grant set took first place with 141 in weekly sales, and the Lincoln set followed with 50. Johnson’s set added 42.

The following tables compare the prior to most recent U.S. Mint data on First Spouse Gold Coins:

Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coins
    Previous New Unit Increase % Increase Mintage Limit
  Uncirculated   857 857   15,000
  Proof   1,265 1,265  
 
Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coins
  Previous New Unit Increase % Increase Mintage Limit
  Uncirculated 2,177 2,195 18 0.8%
15,000
  Proof 3,294 3,319 25 0.8%
 
 
Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins
  Previous New Unit Increase % Increase Mintage Limit
  Uncirculated 2,234 2,245 11 0.5%
15,000
  Proof 3,310 3,324 14 0.4%
 
 
Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins
Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 3,760 3,760 0 0.0%
20,000
Proof 6,706 6,738 32 0.5%
 
 

Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins

Previous
New
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
Uncirculated 5,348 5,348 NLA 0.0%
15,000
Proof 7,304 7,304 NLA 0.0%
   
   
 

Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Sales

Previous New Unit Increase % Increase
Ulysses & Julia Grant 3,894 4,035 141 3.6%
Andrew & Eliza Johnson 4,661 4,703 42 0.9%
Abraham & Mary Lincoln 13,047 13,097 50 0.4%
James Buchanan & Liberty 7,101 7,110 9 0.1%
Franklin & Jane Pierce 7,497 7,505 8 0.1%
Millard & Abigail Fillmore 9,625 9,631 6 0.1%

The "as of date" for the latest US Mint First Spouse Gold Coins figures was Monday, September 5, 2011.

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