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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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Mint Statistics: June avoids having lowest Eagle sales

One-ounce silver American Eagle coin sales have reached 911,000 for the month of June a couple of days before the end of the month. Will they pass one million? Whether they do or not, the important thing is June sales … Continue reading

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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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