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The 2011 America the Beautiful silver 5-ounce collector coin honoring Olympic National Park in Washington got off to a good start with sales of 5,923 in the first two days it was offered by the United States Mint. Continue reading
Holiday demand for annual sets produced by the U.S. Mint seems to be kicking in this week. Sales of the clad 2011 proof set rose by 16,545 to reach 933,011. The silver proof set moved ahead by 5,789 to 493,708. Continue reading
The sellout magic very obviously has departed from the America the Beautiful 5-ounce program. Sales of the 2011-P uncirculated collector versions of the Gettysburg and Glacier coins are just crawling along. The three 2011 bullion coins still available saw no additional sales at all this week. Continue reading
I expect you noticed that last week’s edition did not have the Mint Statistics column in it. Sorry. It could not be helped. I did not receive sales figures from the Mint before the Sept. 6 issue went to press. The 2010 Grand Canyon 5-ounce uncirculated America the Beautiful silver coin looks like a sellout. I expect the 27,154 number will be massaged back to 27,000 shortly as the Mint works through canceled and problem orders. Continue reading
Those who are waiting for news of a sellout of the silver 2010 Yosemite 5-ounce uncirculated collector coin will have to wait awhile longer. Sales of 2,593 pieces this week pushed the cumulative total to 23,104. The Mint still has 3,896 to sell. Could it be that by the time we get to the fifth issue of the 2010 coins that collectors will decide that 27,000 for each is not such a low total after all? Continue reading
There were no fireworks in this week’s numbers. Some totals crept ahead by such small amounts that it appears many would-be buyers decided to go off on summer vacation. For example, the uncirculated Army $5 gold piece moved ahead by 11 while the proof advanced by 81. The Medal of Honor commemoratives increased by somewhat larger amounts. Continue reading
There was surprising life in the one-ounce gold American Eagle proof number this week. It rose by 2,023. The other sales options just slogged along slowly. Collectors took only 78 of the half-ounce proofs in the past week while they purchased 120 of the quarter-ounce and 319 of the tenth-ounce pieces. The full set saw sales of an additional 441. None of these results looks like a house on fire, but the one-ounce piece has reached the halfway mark in terms of the maximum number that will be available. Continue reading