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Mint Stats: Proof set gift season coming soon

This is a good week to talk about proof sets since little else seems to be making a splash. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Union Shield cent roll goes off sale

Have rolls of 2010 Union Shield cents finally gone off sale? They were not listed in this week’s Mint sales report. The Mint website says they are sold out. I will put an asterisk next to the 187,459 sales number. After being available for over three years, it is a pretty safe bet that anyone who wanted a roll was able to purchase one Continue reading

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Mint Stats: McHenry quarter set sales take off

The 2013 Fort McHenry quarters three-coin set gave the other America the Beautiful coin sets a run for their money in its first week of sales tallying 9,398. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Are gold Eagle sales ready to take off?

Gold American Eagle bullion coin sales were still dragging along for this week’s numbers, but news of the Federal Reserve’s decision not to curtail its $85 billion a month of bond buying caused a spurt higher for gold’s price. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: More Presidential dollars reach sellout

More asterisks were added to various dollar coin sales options. Sellouts of these base metal coins don’t elicit the same excitement as sellouts of silver Eagles, but they are noteworthy just the same. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Dollar coin sellouts might be surprise

A number of asterisks went up this week where you might not expect them to appear. The McKinley 100-coin dollar bags are now marked as no longer available as are the same size bag for Taft. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Reverse proof Buffalo gains more fans

  With the window closing on the opportunity to buy the reverse proof one-ounce gold Buffalo coin, about another 5,000 of the coins were sold this past week. Sales hit 37,314, almost three times the number of regular one-ounce Buffalo … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Will reverse proof Buffalo be common?

Buyers are snapping up the reverse proof one-ounce gold Buffalo coin, but their ardor is slipping. Sales reached 32,676 as of Aug. 18, up by about one-third from the week prior. However, because it is the first reverse proof Buffalo gold piece, buyers are excited about it. Continue reading

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Gold Eagle sales in summer doldrums

Gold bullion prices have come to life in the last few days, with an ounce of the precious metal pushing past the $1,330 mark. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Gold Eagles get slow start in August

Room has been made for the 5-Star Generals Profile Collection, which includes an uncirculated commemorative silver dollar and half dollar as well as a medal. Continue reading

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