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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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Mint Statistics: Clad proof sets make Eagles look good

Let’s jump right into May’s bullion Eagle figures. They are nothing to write home about – yet. While it is possible May sales numbers will remain below April’s, it is not likely. There really is nowhere to go but up … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Going backwards not what Mint wants

What can we make of silver American Eagle collector coin sales going backwards? The 2016-W proof number went down by 2,522 to 554,993. The 2016-W uncirculated coin dropped by 2,699 to 193,649. The darndest one of all was the 2017-W … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Two weeks’ sales don’t add up to much

The “Mint Statistics” pages are back after missing last week. The Mint is reworking its website and a casualty was updated figures last week. Even this week, the bullion coin sales numbers are only updated as of April 12 while … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Eagles hog the limelight in early April

In the opening days of April the Mint sold 255,000 silver American Eagle bullion coins, a figure that is nothing to write home about. Complete March figures are below, as well as the numbers for 2017 through April 5. For … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: 2017 proof Eagle has landed on the page

Proof silver American Eagles have landed below. The first number is 233,010 sold in the first three days of availability. The 2017 issue has the traditional reeded edge, unlike last year’s edge letting to mark the 30th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Sales numbers sometimes seem a bit odd

If you are watching 2017 America the Beautiful five-coin silver proof sets, you will notice something odd. This week’s total of 50,024 is 3,535 fewer than last week’s figure. In percentage terms, that’s quite a large adjustment. Could there have … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Boys Town coins take places in stat box

I finally had to move the 2016 commemoratives off the page as the Boys Town coins have arrived. They take up a lot of space. Fortunately, all sales numbers from last year’s commemoratives remained the same as last week with … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: More proof gold sold than bullion versions

Bullion sales began slowly in March. In fact, the pace is so lackadaisical that no gold Buffalo coins have yet been sold this month. I have left February numbers in the space. For Eagles, figures for both gold and silver … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Bullion buyers turn up noses at gold Eagles

Bullion Eagles are crashing. February sales took a sharp fall. Silver American Eagles in the month saw sales drop by 75 percent from February 2016. The 1,215,000 number compares to 4,782,000 a year ago. Gold Eagles dropped, too, but by … Continue reading

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