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Mint Stats: Sales swift for Arthur coin rolls

 

Chester Arthur is one popular president.

Just a few weeks into sales, collectors have purchased 81,954 25-count rolls of the $1 coins. That makes him the second most popular president in $1 coin roll sales, trailing only President Abraham Lincoln, whose 2010 presidential $1 coin sold 97,575 rolls. Of course back then, collectors could find the Lincoln dollars in change. Not so with President Arthur.

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The question remains, however, why collectors are ordering an even amount of Philadelphia and Denver mintmarked 100-coin bags and $500 boxes, while the $250 box saw twice as many orders for the Philadelphia mintmark.

The 2012 Presidential $1 uncirculated set containing Philadelphia and Denver mintmarks, is off to a good start with 20,996 sets sold. That’s almost a third of the 2011 set total of 65,481.

Sales of the four-coin proof gold Eagle set rose by 27 to 18,146.

The 5-ounce silver America the Beautiful coins saw minimal sales for the collector coins and none for bullion. Feeling the impact of silver at $29 an ounce?

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