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- Letters to the Editor (May 9, 2017) P’ cents came to reader just as he learned of them Back in early March, while on my lunch break, I brought my copy of Numismatic News into the Westbury McDonald’s here on Long Island, N.Y., to read as I would be eating my two cheeseburgers and fries. While online I glanced at your publication to ...
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The “Mint Statistics” pages are back after missing last week. The Mint is reworking its website and a casualty was updated figures last week. Even this week, the bullion coin sales numbers are only updated as of April 12 while … Continue reading
In the opening days of April the Mint sold 255,000 silver American Eagle bullion coins, a figure that is nothing to write home about. Complete March figures are below, as well as the numbers for 2017 through April 5. For … Continue reading
Proof silver American Eagles have landed below. The first number is 233,010 sold in the first three days of availability. The 2017 issue has the traditional reeded edge, unlike last year’s edge letting to mark the 30th anniversary of the … Continue reading
If you are watching 2017 America the Beautiful five-coin silver proof sets, you will notice something odd. This week’s total of 50,024 is 3,535 fewer than last week’s figure. In percentage terms, that’s quite a large adjustment. Could there have … Continue reading
I finally had to move the 2016 commemoratives off the page as the Boys Town coins have arrived. They take up a lot of space. Fortunately, all sales numbers from last year’s commemoratives remained the same as last week with … Continue reading
Bullion sales began slowly in March. In fact, the pace is so lackadaisical that no gold Buffalo coins have yet been sold this month. I have left February numbers in the space. For Eagles, figures for both gold and silver … Continue reading
Bullion Eagles are crashing. February sales took a sharp fall. Silver American Eagles in the month saw sales drop by 75 percent from February 2016. The 1,215,000 number compares to 4,782,000 a year ago. Gold Eagles dropped, too, but by … Continue reading
What do you make of a week when the most exciting sales number at the U.S. Mint is the 3,698 additional 2016 uncirculated coin sets that were sold? Dull, right? Nevertheless, there simply was not much excitement. The silver proof … Continue reading
With the accounting pinball machine bouncing numbers around, programs that have ended I am reluctant to remove from this report. Therefore, the 2017 Lions silver dollar has been put below the Mark Twain and National Park Service figures. In the … Continue reading
If there was any excitement in bullion Eagle sales this week it was probably due to the platinum version. The Mint has sold 20,000, which equals the sales figure for all of 2016. What’s more, last year the platinum coin … Continue reading