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Mint Statistics: Let’s look at bullion and proof sets

Bullion coins have made a slow start in October. Gold Buffaloes put 1,000 pieces on the board. On the bright side, this number is two-thirds of the 1,500 sold in all of September. Perhaps I should write that Buffaloes are … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Palladium debuts on expensive side

The price of palladium now exceeds that of platinum. Unless I have missed something, this is the first time since 2001 this has happened. While this was going on, the Mint began selling its first palladium bullion coins. Good timing … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Enhanced set makes another advance

Is it worth a headline to point out that the United States Mint sold 2,367 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Sets this week compared to 1,390 last week? It will have to do, because the rest of the Mint’s product line is … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver proof sets at top of buyer’s lists

When it comes to 2017 proof sets, buyers preferred the silver version this week over the clad. Sales rose by 11,131 silver sets, double the 5,541 clad gain. However, overall clad proof set sales are handsomely ahead for the year, … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Bullion coin buyers take their time

Bullion coin sales began the month of September very slowly. With bullion moving higher, it is a puzzle as to the reason. Just 25,000 silver American Eagles were sold and 2,000 one-ounce gold Eagles. No gold Buffaloes were vended or … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Up or down? Platinum Eagle confuses

The mystery this week is posed by the 2017-W proof platinum American Eagle. According to the latest figures from the Mint, the sales number dropped by 209 to 9,017. Maximum mintage is 10,000. Yet the coin is not available on … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Dreaming of palladium or just asleep?

This is apparently the week that the market is dreaming about the Mint’s new one-ounce palladium bullion coin. Why? Looking at the sales numbers for gold and silver, it has to be asleep. But buyers are definitely not awake to … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Not the time to buy commemoratives

Remember the Lions Club silver dollar? Buyers didn’t this week, either. The Mint sold 86 proofs and 24 uncirculateds. The Boys Town results were slightly larger, but not so large to make it worthwhile to cite the figures. Silver American … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Doldrums nothin’ – let’s go backward

If you think some numbers are going backward, you are right. They are. Various items were reduced since the last time this column was published two weeks ago. Perhaps the most interesting is the 6,739 drop in the total of … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Proof sets lead a slow moving pack

Clad proof sets and silver proof sets are the most interesting Mint products this week. Sales of the 2017 clad set advanced by 7,654. At the same time, silver sets climbed by 6,148. Neither number is anything to write home … Continue reading

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