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Mint Statistics: Bullion buyers turn up noses at gold Eagles

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

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Mint Stats: Snooze fest only term for this week’s sales

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

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Mint Stats: Old programs slow to make room for new

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

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Mint Stats: Platinum Eagle sales already equal 2016

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

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Mint Stats: Bullion coin sales keep pace with 2016

Bullion is moving this week. It is about the only thing that is. Looking at the other sales numbers might put you to sleep. Bullion coin buyers padded the monthly silver American Eagle numbers by 825,000. This puts demand fulfillment … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: National Parks see last-minute rush

Was there any evidence of end-of-year cherry-picking of new issues going off sale that might prove to be scarce? Indeed there was. The National Park Service commemoratives saw interest in two pieces. Sales of the uncirculated gold $5 jumped by … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Give back those gold Mercury dimes

With the United States Mint’s weekly sales period ending on Christmas Day, you can imagine how slow this week’s sales have been. In fact, the total for the gold Mercury dime actually went backwards by 35. The sales figure now … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Year winds down with a gold coin first

For the first time and the only week of the year, the Mint sold all three gold Centennial coins simultaneously. Actually, it was just one day, Dec. 15, but since it is a weekly report, I can tell you that … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Year-end demand pushes up numbers

The gold Mercury dime was going to go back on sale as this issue goes to press. Next week we will see whether the remaining 8,904 coins are snapped up by eager buyers. In the meantime, it is clear that … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Holidays put traditional gifts in play

Holiday sales numbers are washing over these pages. Traditional Christmas purchases are pushing up numbers for proof sets and mint sets. The clad 2016 proof set jumped by 27,844 to 534,258. The 2016 silver proof set was up by 12,014 … Continue reading

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