Is the bullion rush over? May’s opening sales numbers look kind of weak. Just 15,000 one-ounce American Eagle coins have been sold in the first eight days. At that rate, monthly sales would be less than a third of the April total.
Other sizes of bullion Eagles have big fat zeroes in the sales column. The tenth-ounce size has an excuse – the Mint is out of them. The others do not.
With the 5-ounce silver bullion and uncirculated collector coins going on sale soon, it means the ATB section below will be redone. The 2011 information will disappear as 2013 is added.
The odd sales pace of proof and uncirculated 5-Star General gold $5 coins continues. Sales numbers are almost identical, though to be fair, an extra 10,000 proofs were sold in the three-coin proof set.
The 2013 clad proof set saw sales jump by 39,792 and silver proof Eagles jumped by 45,882. Both numbers were aided by a recent Mint mailing.