January sales of bullion 1-ounce gold American Eagles at 93,500 coins have already exceeded January 2012 sales of 84,500. The tenth-ounce coin at 85,000 ties the 2012 monthly total and there are still more than two weeks to go before the end of the month.
Demand for quarter-ounce and half- ounce pieces lag the 2012 pace. The 18,000 and 13,000 sales figures, respectively, are well behind last year’s 38,000 and 49,000 monthly totals.
While bullion silver American Eagle sales have not yet exceeded the January 2012 number, they likely will before the month ends.
The current figure is 5,132,000 coins compared to last year’s monthly tally of 6,107,000.
What is it about 2013 Buffalo bullion coins? Sales of the 1-ounce coin at 39,500 are already nearly triple the 13,500 number for January 2012.
Sales of the 2012 proof 1-ounce gold American Eagle jumped 1,047 to 14,296.
Sales of the silver 2013 five-quarter proof sets have started out at 49,051.
More asterisks denoting the end of sales appear on various sales options.