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The “sold out” sign has been placed on the proof one-ounce gold American Eagle coins as of the end of October. The 25,000 coins found ready buyers in approximately three weeks following the commencement of sales on Oct. 7.
The four other options continue to have plenty of supply. While the one-ounce coin was selling an additional 3,698, the half ounce was moving ahead at one-tenth that speed, registering sales of 373.
The quarter ounce chalked up another 246 and the tenth added 609. Only the four-coin gold set joined the ounce coin with a four-digit sales total of 1,366.
The 2009 six-quarter silver set has sold out. The latest weekly number is up 50, but the Mint Web site says sold out.
Disabled Vets dollars are perhaps more on the minds of collectors during this month, which has the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday.
Rolls of 2010 Lincolns are nearing the 160,000 mark.