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Mint Statistics: Newly released silver proofs beat clad

Silver proof sets of 2017 moved ahead by 14,358 to reach 189,082. The performance was good enough to beat the increase in the clad proof set number. It rose 8,922 to 285,471. This is logical as it is only the … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Weather more interesting than numbers

There were more thunderstorms moving through Iola, Wis., this week than certain coins sold by the United States Mint. While it is rather slow, there are a few sales figures that are worthy of attention. Bullion Eagle sales are crawling. … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Little numbers tell the tale of the week

If you believe a lot of little numbers add up to something big, this is the week for you. There are numerous small changes. Start with bullion gold coins. There are mostly zeroes this week. Only tenth-ounce pieces were sold … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Interest in bullion coins rises in May

Silver American Eagles were putting in a respectable showing as the month of May was coming to an end. Sales stand at 2,455,000. This figure beats sales for every month this year except January. But it is still not a … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Gold coins tell their stories in numbers

Let’s talk about gold. The gold Buffalo proof coin went on sale. Initial numbers show collectors grabbed 7,597 in the first three days. To make room, I took the 2016 gold proof sales number off the chart below. It was … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: May bullion Eagles show a spark of life

Silver American Eagle bullion coins stand just short of 10 million coins sold in 2017. This week’s sales number of 450,00 put the May monthly total at 980,000. This already beats the April monthly total and two-thirds of the month … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Clad proof sets make Eagles look good

Let’s jump right into May’s bullion Eagle figures. They are nothing to write home about – yet. While it is possible May sales numbers will remain below April’s, it is not likely. There really is nowhere to go but up … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Going backwards not what Mint wants

What can we make of silver American Eagle collector coin sales going backwards? The 2016-W proof number went down by 2,522 to 554,993. The 2016-W uncirculated coin dropped by 2,699 to 193,649. The darndest one of all was the 2017-W … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Two weeks’ sales don’t add up to much

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

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Mint Statistics: Eagles hog the limelight in early April

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

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