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Mint Statistics: Proof sales drop is suprisingly large

If you are interested in 2018 clad proof sets, this week’s sales numbers are a puzzler. Not only did they decline, they fell by 13,387. Who got cold feet? This is a fall of 6.4 percent. Can’t blame silver or … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: No spring in U.S. Mint sales numbers

There were 10 inches of snow in Iola, Wis., April 3. Spring definitely has not sprung here. Mint sales numbers are not springing higher, either. There was another round of subtractions from the two-piece World War I Centennial Silver dollar … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Beware accountants with sales revisions

Mint accounting is reconciling again. You know what that means. All five World War I Centennial dollar and medal sets saw subtractions from their sales totals. The changes ranged from a loss of a few hundred to loss of a … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Breast Cancer Awareness gold starts strong

Pink gold attracted buyers to the Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative program. In less than a week, this program is already closing in on Boys Town gold coin demand for the entire year of 2017. So far, 8,354 Breast Cancer Awareness … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Bullion buyers ignore gold American Eagles

Not a single, solitary gold American Eagle bullion coin was sold since last week’s column. However, silver American Eagle bullion coins showed some life, adding 270,000 pieces to the monthly total. It now stands at 435,000 with two weeks to … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Proof gold Eagles now a flock of three

Proof 2018-W gold American Eagles go on the board this week. It is not elegant to put them where First Spouse gold coins were last week, but it is necessary. Would you believe the U.S. Mint has 2016, 2017 and … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Proof silver Eagles outshine other coins

Proof 2018-W silver American Eagles are in the spotlight this week. Why? Sales did not decline. The weekly advance was counted in the thousands rather than the hundreds as most other categories were. Sales of the proof stand at 245,901, … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Small gains and losses move numbers

Sales of the American Liberty tenth-ounce 2018 gold proof coin rose by 2,216 this week to reach 16,511. With a slowing rate of increase, the mintage limit of 135,000 almost seems further away. World War I medals advanced, but not … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Little notice paid to tenth-ounce gold

It is going to be a long slog to reach sellout status for the American Liberty tenth-ounce 2018 gold proof coin. Mintage limit is set at 135,000. In the opening days of sales, the Mint vended 14,741. That’s not quite … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Negative sales the new Mint norm?

This is the week where the Mint apparently was taking coins back rather than selling new ones. The one-ounce proof 2018-W silver American Eagle saw sales decline by 5,968 to 235,897. Some buyers of the World War I two-piece coin … Continue reading

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