Bullion silver American Eagles have recorded a final 2012 total of 33,742,500. This number is down 6,126,000 coins from the 2011 total. In percentage terms the decline is 15.37 percent.
The exhaustion of supply left a three-week gap fulfilling demand. Orders for 2013-dated coins were slated to begin on Jan. 7. Still available were 2012 American Eagle gold bullion coins as this installment of Mint Statistics was prepared, but even with additional sales, the 1-ounce gold coin also will show a decline compared to last year.
Speaking of declines, the sales number for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set featuring a 2012-S silver proof American Eagle was reduced by 1,327 coins this week to 52,318. Did someone get cold feet?
The 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set with the “W” proof Eagle coin, recorded additional sales of 2,583, bringing the running total to 26,937.