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Mint Statistics: Platinum surprise winner in bullion race

If you had to choose which bullion American Eagle coins, gold, silver or platinum, were having the best year compared to 2017, which would you choose? How about platinum? Though none has been sold in June, the 2018 sales total … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Proof sets set collector hearts aflutter

The most exciting sales figures this week were for proof sets. The 2018 clad proof set number rose by 5,159 to 243,540. The silver proof set rose by 4,316 and now stands at 176,752. The 2018-W uncirculated collector version of … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Uncirculated Eagle stalls under 100,000

Losing its oomph this week was the 2018-W uncirculated collector version of the silver American Eagle bullion coin. It went on the board a week ago for the first time at under 90,000 pieces. Another 5,980 were sold in the … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Gold Eagle sales revive in month of May

May gold Eagle bullion coin sales stand at roughly half of the January levels. However, the important thing to remember is that the May totals are greater than February, March and April’s combined. Does this spell revival of interest in … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: World War I military medals torpedoed

Since the sales totals peaked in the March 20 issue, I have been reducing the numbers for the World War I Centennial Dollar and Medal Sets. This week what began as dribs and drabs turned into significant falls. The set … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Will you be a buyer of proof Buffalo?

Whether you buy it or not, you have to agree that the one-ounce proof Buffalo gold coin is a beauty. The 2018-W went on sale, and the first results are in. Buyers snapped up 6,238 of them. This compares to … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Not the dog days but May acts like it

My calendar says May, but activity at the U.S. Mint feels more like August’s dog days of summer. Look at bullion. Just 50,000 silver American Eagles have been sold so far in the month. With such a small number, you … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver proof set makes its 2018 debut

The 2018 silver proof set goes on the page this week with an initial sales number of 161,518. Clad proof sets added 8,236 to bring the running total to 214,606. What caught my eye this week were sales numbers for … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: I should have taken a week’s vacation

Did I forget to input new bullion coin sales numbers this week? You might think so. Not a single additional American Eagle, gold Buffalo or 5-ounce silver piece has been sold since I prepared this section last week. You’d think … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Returns ding World War I set numbers

How many weeks in a row can the Mint subtract sales from the World War I Silver Dollar and Service Medal sets? We don’t have the answer yet because they are still declining. Every single one of the five versions … Continue reading

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