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Sales of 2012 proof gold Eagles reached almost 1,200 this past week. The U.S. Mint also recorded decent sales of the one-quarter ounce gold coin with 451 sold, and the one-tenth ounce coin sales totaled 354. Continue reading
Somebody pounced. Sales of the Star-Spangled Banner $5 gold uncirculated coin soared 22 percent this week to 6,257 coins, up 1,131. Continue reading
Sellouts of certain Mint products are starting to occur and other offerings will soon be joining them as the year comes to a close. Continue reading
Sales of proof 2012-W silver American Eagle coins took a nice jump past the 800,000-mark this week, rising by 23,302 as holiday demand is beginning to make itself felt. Continue reading
The Mint made a huge effort on behalf of Numismatic News readers to update sales figures for this weekly column despite being closed with the rest of the federal government for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. I am grateful. Continue reading
Sales of the Denali 5-ounce silver bullion coins began with a 5,500 quantity going on the chart below. Buyers also added 2,300 Hawaii pieces and 2,000 Acadia coins to their orders. Continue reading
One-ounce gold bullion American Eagles set the sales pace this week as 21,500 more were sold, bringing the running total for October to 29,000 and the running total for the year to 439,500. Continue reading
Sales numbers moved forward at a sleepy pace. If you take a look at Presidential dollars you will still see the huge differential between sales of $250 Philadelphia boxes and Denver boxes of the same size. Continue reading
If you read the story on the front page, you will know that in two weeks’ time, the 2012 First Spouse coins will begin appearing on the page below. The Mint had difficulty striking up the details of several of this year’s designs necessitating a sales delay. Continue reading
Take a look at the numbers on these two pages. It’s a lot to absorb. In effect, it’s a snapshot of the workings at the U.S. Mint, at least as to how it pertains to sales and marketing. On a personal note, I like to keep an eye on the 5-ounce silver coins. Although not the most popular coin in the U.S. Mint catalog, I have a soft spot for them. Continue reading