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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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Mint Statistics: Let’s look at bullion and proof sets

Bullion coins have made a slow start in October. Gold Buffaloes put 1,000 pieces on the board. On the bright side, this number is two-thirds of the 1,500 sold in all of September. Perhaps I should write that Buffaloes are … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Palladium debuts on expensive side

The price of palladium now exceeds that of platinum. Unless I have missed something, this is the first time since 2001 this has happened. While this was going on, the Mint began selling its first palladium bullion coins. Good timing … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Enhanced set makes another advance

Is it worth a headline to point out that the United States Mint sold 2,367 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Sets this week compared to 1,390 last week? It will have to do, because the rest of the Mint’s product line is … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver proof sets at top of buyer’s lists

When it comes to 2017 proof sets, buyers preferred the silver version this week over the clad. Sales rose by 11,131 silver sets, double the 5,541 clad gain. However, overall clad proof set sales are handsomely ahead for the year, … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Bullion coin buyers take their time

Bullion coin sales began the month of September very slowly. With bullion moving higher, it is a puzzle as to the reason. Just 25,000 silver American Eagles were sold and 2,000 one-ounce gold Eagles. No gold Buffaloes were vended or … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Up or down? Platinum Eagle confuses

The mystery this week is posed by the 2017-W proof platinum American Eagle. According to the latest figures from the Mint, the sales number dropped by 209 to 9,017. Maximum mintage is 10,000. Yet the coin is not available on … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Dreaming of palladium or just asleep?

This is apparently the week that the market is dreaming about the Mint’s new one-ounce palladium bullion coin. Why? Looking at the sales numbers for gold and silver, it has to be asleep. But buyers are definitely not awake to … Continue reading

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