Within the period covered by the latest weekly United States Mint numismatic sales report, the 2012 Proof Gold Eagle Four Coin Set sold out. For the week, most other products experienced subdued sales levels.
The US Mint began sales of the 2012 Proof American Gold Eagles on April 19, 2012. Offerings included individual one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce coins, as well as a four coin set. Each was subject to a maximum product limit, which ultimately proved much higher than total production and actual sales.
The individual one ounce coin, which sold out in mid-November, had sales of 14,848 compared to the product limit of 30,000. The individual one-half ounce coin had sales of 3,962 compared to a product limit of 10,000. The individual one-quarter ounce coin had sales of 4,969 compared to a product limit of 12,000. The individual one-tenth ounce coin reached sales of 11,680 from a product limit of 25,000. These latter three individual options had sold out in January. The four coin set, which sold out on February 8, had last reported sales of 8,957 compared to a product limit of 30,000.
With all product options for the 2012 Proof Gold Eagles no longer available from the US Mint, mintage levels for each denomination can be derived by adding together the individual and set sales. Based on the last reported numbers, the one ounce coin would have a mintage of 23,805, the one half ounce coin would be 12,919, the one-quarter ounce coin would be 13,926, and the one-tenth ounce coin would be 20,637. Each coin represents a new mintage low for the respective denomination in proof format.
The complete US Mint numismatic product sales report appears below. These figures are compiled through February 11, 2013. The first number column represents total sales through the reporting date, and the second number column represents the change in sales since the last report. Products with sales followed by an asterisk (*) are no longer available from the United States Mint. Currently available US Mint products can be found online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/