The United States Mint has released its weekly numismatic product sales report for the week ending August 22, 2021. The report covers the previous seven days in numismatic product sales by the Mint and is separate from the bullion sales report. The report shows that the Mint sold just 20,305, a significant decline from last week’s half-million in sales. The drop reflects the lack of a major release – although there were two last week – by the Mint that were high demand products.
For 2021, the Mint has now sold 9,764,120 numismatic products.
The top seller for last week was one of those new releases during the week, the 2021-W American Liberty High Relief Gold Proof Coin. The Mint reported 12,374 of the coins were sold. With only 12,500 being produced, it is likely that the Mint has indeed sold all of the available coins. Currently the coin is listed as unavailable on the Mint’s website, suggesting they are doing some behind-the-scenes reconciliation to assure those who bought the coin get it – the first 12,500 at least.
The second top seller for last week was also a new release, the United States Coast Guard 2.5 Ounce silver medal. 8,213 of the 10,000 medals were sold in its first week of availability. Currently the Mint still shows this product as being available for purchase.
The third and fourth top sellers for the week were the two annual Proof Sets for 2021. The 2021 Proof Set was third with 2,928 sets sold last week, while the 2021 Silver Proof Set was the fourth top seller with 1,483 sets sold. For both of these Proof Sets, they are currently about 100,000 sets behind the total sales of their 2020 counterparts. With four months remaining in the year, they are on pace to beat those sales totals however.
Here is the complete top ten selling products list for the United States Mint for the week ending August 22, 2021.
|2021-W American Liberty High Relief Gold Proof Coin||0||12,374||12,374|
|United States Coast Guard 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal||0||8,213||8,213|
|2021 Proof Set||333,456||336,384||2,928|
|2021 Silver Proof Set||221,109||222,592||1,483|
|2021 American Innovation Dollar – Virginia – 100-Coin Bag (D)||1,363||2,121||758|
|2021 American Innovation Dollar – Virginia – 100-Coin Bag (P)||1,242||1,995||753|
|2021 Birth Set||22,439||22,804||365|
|2021-W American Buffalo Proof One-Ounce Gold Coin||13,845||14,185||340|
|2021 Christa McAuliffe Proof Silver Dollar||43,832||44,141||309|
|2021-S American Eagle Silver Proof (Type-2) 40-Coin Roll||383||645||262|
The United States Mint’s sales figures are public record and are available each week. They start from the previous Sunday through to the next seven days. You can find the report each week at this link.