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Mint Statistics: Bullion Stagnant as New Issues Pick Up

Tenth-ounce gold American Eagle two-coin set featuring the old and new designs (Image courtesy United States Mint.)

Tenth-ounce gold American Eagle two-coin set featuring the old and new designs (Image courtesy United States Mint.)

After a slow July, U.S. Mint sales activities have picked up the pace in August.

While we logged the newly released 2021 American Eagle proof coins with new designs last week, you will see another product added to the charts this week. Under 2021 Proof Gold: New Design, the 1/10-ounce, two-coin set featuring both new and old Eagle designs is posted at 4,942. This number suggests that the product reached its mintage limit of 5,000 upon release on Aug. 5, and the official total is still being finalized in the Mint’s records.

Of course, we must highlight the two coins that were the subject of much excitement and anticipation in the hobby: the 2021 Morgan silver dollars with “S” and “D” mintmarks. The two coins became available for pre-order on Aug. 3 and promptly sold out. Mint records at this point in time are reflecting 174,930 for the “S” and 174,956 for the “D.” We will likely see an adjustment period as we are for the two privy-marked coins that went on pre-order previously.

Two other additions this week are the 2021-S American Eagle silver proof with new design posted at 13,986, and the silver Presidential Medal honoring John Tyler. It had a strong initial showing of 12,667, higher than the two previously released medals.

Conversely, gold and silver bullion sales are at a standstill, with no new sales reported since last week.

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