The 2012 5-ounce bullion coins woke up a bit more. The Chaco bullion coin total did not stay behind the Acadia number for long.
Sales doubled from 8,500 to 17,000 in just one week while Acadia stood absolutely still at 15,100. El Yunque jumped by 2,900 to 16,700. Sales of these bullion versions have finally taken solid leads over the collector “P” mintmarked versions for the 2012 issues. However, if bullion buyers are reacting to higher silver prices, why are sales of still-available 2011 coins just creeping ahead? Has the bullion market gotten that picky?
Sales of the silver American Eagle proof coin are approaching 600,000, up 22,848 on the week, while the uncirculated 2011 silver Eagle finally cracked the 300,000 mark. Sales of the 2012 uncirculated silver Eagle moved up by just 1,262 to reach 144,955.
Hawai’i has been added to the quarter list with a reasonable start in all sales categories.