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Bullion sales up with low metal prices

Authorized Purchasers are placing more bullion orders from the U.S. Mint as precious metals prices go lower and lower.

Sales of the one-ounce gold bullion American Eagle were up between last report on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, rising from 28,500 to 42,000. This places September as the third best month for the coin, shy by 1,000 in surpassing June as the second best.

Sales of the silver bullion American Eagle are also doing well. September sales went from 1,660,000 coins sold by Sept. 16 to 2,800,000 coins sold Sept. 23.

Sales of the platinum bullion American Eagle are still mediocre, despite a sales cutoff date of Oct. 1. Only 200 were sold between Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.

Coming on sale is the Great Sand Dunes collector’s 5-ounce silver coin. Collectors purchased 20,047 from its release on Sept. 15 to Sept. 21.

Coming off sale was the 2012 Birth set, with a total of 49,666 sold.

Sales of the gold Kennedy half dollar are back up after returns lowered sales totals. Sept. 21 sees 63,567 sold.

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