This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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Gold and silver American Eagle sales have been swift, and with gold hitting a record $1,437.20 on March 2 and silver smiling at $34.28, don’t be surprised to see that continue.
Last week the Mint sold almost 1 million ounces of silver – 867,500 - as customers ordered 1 ounce bullion coins. Gold had its own fans with 9,000 1 ounce and 3,500 1/2 ounce gold coins sold. Not bad for a week’s worth of sales.
The Medal of Honor commemorative coins join the list this week. Their introduction bit into sales of the U.S. Army commemorative coins. The U.S. Army $5 gold proof sales came in at 1,262 coins, with only 525 of the $5 gold uncirculated sold. The Army $1 silver proof sales were at 8,531, with the uncirculated coin at 5,688.
Andrew Johnson $1 coin rolls also went on sale with the $25 “P” roll sales at 23,211 and the “D” roll sales at 22,523. They will be added to our list next week.