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Sales of 2013 5-quarter proof sets seem to be running out of gas already. Only 887 more were ordered by buyers, bringing the total to 54,827. At this low sales rate, by the end of the year total sales will hardly equal two-thirds of the 2012 5-quarter set. Just a bad week? Continue reading
Out with the old and in with the new. That’s what we’re seeing as the U.S. Mint takes many of its older products off sale as it makes way for 2013 varieties. Continue reading
Bullion 2013 American Eagle silver coins have temporarily run out. Bullion gold 2013 American Eagles have not. After passing the 6 million mark in sales, the Mint said Jan. 17 that it had run out of the silver coins and no more would be offered until Jan. 28 or thereabouts. Continue reading
Bullion silver American Eagle buyers still seem to love the 1-ounce coin. In the first two days of availability the Mint vended 3,937,000 of the 2013-dated coins. Last year for the full month, 6,107,000 were sold. Continue reading
I have put so many asterisks on sales numbers this week it looks like an outbreak of measles. I am not finished. With so many 2011-dated coins and sets going off sale, I expect many more asterisks to appear next week as final sales numbers become available. Continue reading
Bullion silver American Eagles have recorded a final 2012 total of 33,742,500. This number is down 6,126,000 coins from the 2011 total. In percentage terms the decline is 15.37 percent. Continue reading
Sales of the 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof set seem to be running out of gas quickly. Just 5,064 of them were sold, or hardly a quarter more than the initial sales number of 19,290. Continue reading
If you just looked at the monthly gold Eagle bullion numbers last week and then this week, you would never know that the final days of November saw frantic buying. Continue reading
Sales of 2012 proof gold Eagles reached almost 1,200 this past week. The U.S. Mint also recorded decent sales of the one-quarter ounce gold coin with 451 sold, and the one-tenth ounce coin sales totaled 354. Continue reading
Somebody pounced. Sales of the Star-Spangled Banner $5 gold uncirculated coin soared 22 percent this week to 6,257 coins, up 1,131. Continue reading