Declining gold and silver prices may spark another buyer’s market for bullion coins at the United States Mint. From Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, the Mint increased September sales totals by 21,500 one-ounce, 1,000 half-ounce, 4,000 quarter-ounce and 25,000 tenth-ounce gold American Eagle coins. Authorized purchasers also ordered 4,500 gold American Buffaloes and 909,000 silver Eagles during that same time.
Sales opened for the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential dollar and First Spouse Medal set on Sept. 3. Collectors ordered 2,871 sets by Sept. 6.
It doesn’t look like there will be a sellout of the 2015 commemorative coins as the March of Dimes silver dollar has only sold 14 percent of its alloted mintage. As for the Marshals Service coins, the clad half dollar is at 11 percent sold, the silver dollar at 26 percent and the gold $5 coin at 14 percent. The special March of Dimes and U.S. Marshals sets have already sold out.