February has begun, even if just barely so as this is being written on Feb. 2. Given the timing of the U.S. Mint’s latest report, showing sales figures through Jan. 30, we have a pretty good snapshot for the first month of 2022.
No new products have become available since our last look, but this week we see sales of the Negro Leagues Baseball commemoratives marching along. The big mover in units sold this week is once again the proof silver dollar. It increased by 1,784 for a total to date of 11,723. Not too far behind is the proof clad half dollar with a bump of 1,557 to 11,599. February also marks Black History Month. Be sure to check out our historical look at the Negro Leagues here.
The second of the two commemorative programs planned for 2022 honors the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Release dates for those coins have not yet been announced.
Until then, we have coming down the pike bags and rolls of the Maya Angelou quarter on Feb. 7 and rolls, bags and boxes of the Native American dollar on Feb. 9.
All gold and silver bullion coins saw an increase since our last report. January totals are 61,500 for bullion gold Buffaloes, 427,500 for gold Eagles and 5,001,000 for silver Eagles.