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Mint Stats: Time to study bullion sales numbers

OK. Are you ready to be a tiny bit confused about bullion coin sales? The bullion Eagle and Buffalo sales were updated Feb. 6, but no February sales had occurred for Buffaloes or American Eagle gold coins, so the monthly figures are the final January monthly totals. Continue reading

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Type coins, silver dollars lead auction

Silver dollars and early type coins seemed to be the leaders in the Jan. 19 coin and currency auction and mail bid conducted by Sonny Henry’s Auction Service of Mendota, Ill. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: That’s a wrap for bullion silver Eagle

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

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Mint Stats: New set treated like it’s old hat already

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

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Mint Stats: Calendar says buy or wave good-bye

Sellouts of certain Mint products are starting to occur and other offerings will soon be joining them as the year comes to a close. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Holiday buying pushes sales figures

Sales of proof 2012-W silver American Eagle coins took a nice jump past the 800,000-mark this week, rising by 23,302 as holiday demand is beginning to make itself felt. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Numbers compiled during hurricane

The Mint made a huge effort on behalf of Numismatic News readers to update sales figures for this weekly column despite being closed with the rest of the federal government for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. I am grateful. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Collectors show their love of proofs

Proof 2012-W silver American Eagles sales set the pace this week. Buyers nabbed another 41,853 pieces to bring the running total to 701,291. Continue reading

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Georgia theme for 2012 IASAC ingot

“Everything’s Just Peachy” is the theme of the International Association of Silver Art Collectors annual club ingot for 2012. The ingot was designed by Nancy Zee of Seattle, Wash., who was presented with the first strike of this round with serial number “000” at the annual meeting. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Silver bullion Eagles put in a slow week

As silver vaulted over the $30 mark to reach almost $31 a troy ounce, there was a noticeable drop in demand for bullion silver American Eagle coins. Just 100,000 more were purchased this week to bring the running total for August to 2,121,000. Continue reading

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