The five-quarter 2012 proof set joins the list this week with an initial sales number of 50,774. The 2011 set so far has sold 141,165, roughly half the number of sets as the 2010. Will the 2012 set break the downtrend or simply extend it?
Sales of the 2011 5-ounce bullion coins are at a standstill while the four collector versions just edged a bit higher.
Gettysburg rose by 373 to 17,952. Glacier moved ahead by 339 to 15,147. The Olympic coin was bumped up by 467.
Vicksburg, the most recent issue, naturally is doing the best. Its total increased by 1,752, but the overall number of 9,613 is still some ways behind the other designs.
Collectors are certainly not in a hurry to add to their holdings of 2011-W uncirculated silver Eagles. Sales were up by 3,062 to 241,302.
The half-ounce bullion gold Eagle sales of an additional 26,000 coins this week beat the one-ounce coin’s 10,500 increase. However, the ounce still leads the monthly sales at 75,000 compared to 46,000.