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Mint Statistics: Looks like just half of medals sold

If I am reading the latest sales figures correctly, the five two-piece World War I Centennial and service medal sets are not sold out. The numbers in the box below add up to 47,061. The Mint says “Product Limit: 100,000 … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver Eagles fly higher than gold

January bullion sales at the halfway mark show silver at 54 percent of the January 2017 results and the gold one-ounce Eagle at 34 percent. Obviously silver Eagles are outpacing the gold, but it is still nothing to write home … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Many asterisks denote coins off sale

The asterisk was the most frequently used non-numerical keystroke as I put this weekly set of numbers together from the Mint’s sales report. Many things have gone off sale. Some new items have arrived. Bullion 2018 American Eagle and Buffalo … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Boys Town focus of year-end buyers

As the year 2017 came to an end, collectors were putting in their purchases for Boys Town commemoratives. In terms of sheer numbers, buyers zeroed in on the uncirculated silver dollar. They took 703 in the week to push total … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Nixon and Ford show odd increases

This is a head-scratcher of a week as collectors try to assess how last-minute demand affects the ultimate scarcity of coins going off sale. What will they make of the new numbers for the uncirculated Pat Nixon and Betty Ford … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Bullion buyers stay focused on gold

Interest in gold American Eagle bullion coins continues in the latest week. Sales are up by another 8,000 one-ounce coins. There are four months in 2017 where that weekly figure either beats or ties the whole month. Not a bad … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Gold Eagle buyers jump in big time

Gold American Eagle bullion coins came alive this week. Suddenly, 28,000 one-ounce coins have been sold with smaller numbers of the fractional sizes. This makes December the second busiest sales month of 2017 for the ouncers. Only the January sales … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Medal beats coin; can you believe it?

Can you imagine a medal outselling a coin? It is happening right in front of our eyes. Look at the proof Boys Town silver dollar. Mintage is 25,049. The 2017-P proof American Liberty silver medal has sold 52,555 – more … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver bullion Eagles beat September

November silver Eagle sales have inched past the September figure and now stand at 385,000 pieces. September sales of 320,000 remain as the lowest monthly total for 2017. Perhaps December will nudge September aside? We’ll see. Clad proof sets continue … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Clad proof set shows strong gains

Did you miss Mint Statistics while it was gone? I hope so, though I did receive one email in recent months saying these pages are a waste of space. All the other emails wondered where the figures had gone. Thanks … Continue reading

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