After you look at this week’s bullion numbers, take a look at the 2008 clad proof set and silver proof set totals. Both jumped by over 50,000. The clad set is nearing the one-million set level.
Mint Stats: Clad proof sets added to product list
During the first few days of availability buyers grabbed 205,740 2013 clad proof sets. Even though proof sets aren’t the glamour products they were decades ago when they were the only game in town, it is still impressive to see collector loyalty and habit cause them to jump to buy them when they become available.
Mint Stats: 2013 clad proof sets pass 760,000 mark
Demand for proof sets receded this week.
2010 proof set sprints faster
The annual proof set went on sale and the first figures show that it continues to be more popular than the uncirculated coin set. Roughly 50 percent more sets were sold in the first few days at 296,379 as compared to the 200,764 for the uncs.