It is no accident that this week’s January bullion numbers cut off at Jan. 12. That was the date the Mint ran out of 2009-dated silver American Eagles. It was the day prior to a memo to authorized purchasers that it had 51,000 2009 gold American Eagles left and these would have to be purchased along with 2010 coins until the supply is exhausted. Buyers had to buy one gold 2009 coin for every three 2010 coins they purchased when the 2010 coins became available Jan. 19. That means the 2009 supply might not be exhausted until another 204,000 one-ounce gold American Eagles are sold.
In the meantime it is safe to assume you can add 367,500 to the 2009 silver sales numbers for a close approximation of the 2009 mintage, or 29,134,000. For gold, an additional 71,000 would be added to arrive at a figure of 1,386,500 one-ounce pieces.
Gold Buffalo proof sales rose by 749 to reach 44,468.