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Mint Statistics: Boys Town coins take places in stat box

I finally had to move the 2016 commemoratives off the page as the Boys Town coins have arrived. They take up a lot of space. Fortunately, all sales numbers from last year’s commemoratives remained the same as last week with one exception. That exception was the National Park Service uncirculated silver dollar. Its sales dropped one to 20,994.

Does it matter that we are still keeping track of last year’s offers? Well, there is no excitement in bullion to grab our attention. Sales in March are just creeping along. Only 500,000 silver Eagles have been sold so far. What will perk up demand? Only time will tell.

Sales of 2017 proof gold American Eagles slowed dramatically. The one-ounce was up by 419, the half ounce by 119, the quarter ounce by 165 and the tenth ounce by 703. The four-coin set was up by 399.

Sure enough, I had to bring the Herbert Hoover 25-coin rolls back. The Mint offered some new numbers.


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