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Mint Stats: Proof silver Eagles move backwards

W Proof Silver Eagle CoinSomething you don’t see every day is the dramatic decline in sales numbers for the 2014-W proof silver American Eagle coin. The total dropped 9,420 coins to 365,188. Did buyers of that many coins suddenly get cold feet? Without any dramatic swings in the price of bullion, it seems odd. It could be a correction of a previous error in the total. That is one reason why numbers are issued each week.

Civil Rights silver dollars advanced by 742 proofs and 260 uncirculated coins.

Sales of gold American Eagle bullion coins hardly moved any faster. Just 1,000 one-ounce coins were taken by the Authorized Purchaser network in the first few days of March. In all of February just 22,000 were purchased, a decline of 65 percent from the sales pace in January.

Sales of Buffalo gold coins dropped by 71 percent in February to 12,000 coins.

Silver American Eagles continue to move ahead like clockwork. As many as the Mint can make, it can sell.

Baseball coins go on sale March 27.

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