The U.S. Mint has revamped its website to include weekly updates of
coin production figures and numismatic sales.
The updates went live on www.usmint.gov at 5 p.m. Eastern
Daylight Time June 18. Data is archived beginning from June 16, the
date the material was uploaded to the site.
The Mint’s website consolidates currently available reports to a
single Production & Sales Figures page with links to:
➤ Numismatic Products: Cumulative Sales.
➤ Bullion coin sales and mintages.
➤ Numismatic Precious Metals Products: Sales.
➤ Circulating Coins: Production.
The links can be found at www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_production
The weekly figures reside on the page titled “Cumulative
Numismatic Sales Figures” and will be published every Tuesday by 5
p.m. Eastern Time. The data columns can be sorted several ways —
including by year, program and individual product — then printed and
downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet.
Subscription to the report via RSS is an option. An explanation of
the process can be found at www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=rssHelp.
When a product is no longer available, the adjacent sales figure
becomes the Last Known Sales (marked by the acronym LKS), the last
sales figure published for that product when removed from sale.
A Last Known Sales figure is generally not the final figure. The
program has to be audited, and returns and credit card refusals
factored into a final, official sales figure. The auditing process can
take months to complete. Mint officials have not said whether final,
audited figures will be posted for all coins and sets as they become