Everybody seems to be on summer vacation. So I wonder what I am doing here as I adjust the running sales totals. There is not much to point to. Gold bullion American Eagle buyers took just 1,000 one-ounce coins. The 2012-W uncirculated gold Eagle, which presumably is being bought by collectors, rose by just 553, to reach 3,895. The silver one-ounce bullion American Eagle saw 465,000 go out the door this week, while the proof 2012-W total actually dropped by 44 pieces to 492,745. The uncirculated 2011-W silver Eagle moved ahead by just 558. The total stands at 297,299, a figure that is still below 300,000.
What is the demand pattern for the 5-ounce America the Beautiful bullion coins? Authorized Purchasers took 200 more of the 2011 Vicksburg and Chickasaw coins as well as 200 more 2012 El Yunque coins. There were no sales of the 2011 Olympic or 2012 Chaco bullion coins. If you see a pattern, let me know. There were nibbles on the seven collector versions.
The Infantry proof commemorative dollar has still not reached 100,000 in sales. It rose by just 322 to 98,522.