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Mint Stats: Gold Standing Liberty demand jumps

There are two big surprises in this week’s numbers. The first is a big gain by the gold Standing Liberty quarter. With the household order limit removed, the door was opened to multi-coin buyers. The result was a huge gain of 20,462 coins. This brings the running total to 75,338. There is still a long way to go to reach a sellout of all 100,000, but now it seems doable.

The second surprise is how quickly interest faded in proof 2016 silver American Eagles. Only 40,786 more were sold in the most recent seven-day period. This brings to running tally to 363,103. The possibility of 2016 sales equaling those of 2015 now seem much more remote than they did last week when the first sales number was put on this page.

Now that bullion silver Eagle sales have put in a bottom, attention should be turned to the gold Eagles. Demand is solid. The September sales numbers, coins or ounces, are the fourth highest totals of calendar year 2016.


This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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