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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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Mint Statistics: New 2018 issues climb very slowly

World War I Centennial two-piece set sales advanced a bit in the latest reporting week, but none of them is anywhere near a sellout. The set with the Army medal in it was up by 1,871, Air Service by 1,664, … Continue reading

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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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