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Mint Stats: Some gold sales numbers fall back a bit

GoldProofAmEagleYou can tell when the price of gold bullion drops because sales numbers for the Mint’s gold coin products can drop along with it as would-be buyers decide to cancel their orders. Proof one-ounce gold American Eagles dropped by 391 coins this week and the uncirculated ounce fell by 27. These are not large numbers in the great scheme of things, but they do tell a story.

Sales of the other gold proofs just inched ahead. The half-ounce was up by 251, the quarter ounce by 67 and the tenth ounce by 193. Full set orders rose by 122. But whichever direction sales moved the is week, the cumulative totals are still far below the maximums set by the Mint. Thought to be fair, it should be pointed out that three-quarters of the one-ounce proof coins have now been sold.

Denali quarter bags and rolls have gone off sale. Take a look at the totals on the page at right. Next week the listing will be dropped from the page to make room for Mount Rushmore coins.

Sales of Mount Rushmore 5-ounce silver collector coins begin strong at 14,012.

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