The Mint’s year-end effort to promote Bald Eagle commemoratives is not having much effect yet on the sales totals. The proof $1 actually went backwards this week. But it is still a long way until New Year’s.
Mint Stats: “W” unc. Eagle on the board
Collectors can sometimes be very predictable. This week, the first sales total for the 2011-W uncirculated collector silver American Eagle goes in its place further down on this page. The 184,967 pieces sold since it went on sale Sept. 15 seems to be on the strong side until you compare it to the first sales of the proof version. Demand for the uncirculated coin is running at approximately half the rate recorded by the proof in its first few days after it went on sale June 30. That’s a standard collector demand pattern when there are no special factors distorting basic preferences.
Mint Stats: Uncirculated silver Eagle demand drops
The Mint really has collectors well trained. When it says a coin is available, we jump. The uncirculated 2012-W silver American Eagle went on the charts last week at a strong 135,104.
Mint Stats: September Eagle bullion coin totals jump
There were 50,000 ounces in gold added to American Eagle production figures. Most of that quantity went into one-ounce coins, though the tenth-ounce coin total doubled. Silver Eagles almost doubled, too.