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End of line for proof Eagles

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Sales figures for the remaining two proof American Eagle gold coins have been nicely rounded. The quarter-ounce proof now is 10,000 while the tenth ounce is 20,000. To reach the first figure, the Mint added 626. So far so good. To reach the second, it subtracted 81. OK. But the real head-scratcher is the 1,187 subtracted from the four-coin set total to  bring it to 35,000.

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All of these nice round numbers are indicative of the end of sales. However, the proof gold quarter and tenth are still offered on the Mint’s website. I expect not for long.

The clad 2011 proof set has arrived in the listings at right. The 2009 sets are now in the process of leaving the page.

Kennedy half dollar numbers acted strangely. The two-roll set sales figure declined by 1,892. The 200-coin bag rose by 75.

Union Shield cent rolls have now exceeded 170,000. That’s not bad for a cent with 4 billion out there.

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