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July gold sales double previous best

The Mint was on a tear as July ended. It sold 46,000 ounces of gold in a week to Authorized Purchasers to reach a monthly total of 164,500 ounces by July 29. This is more than double the amount for the previous best sales month, January, which saw 81,000 ounces sold. This was frosting on the cake because the July 22 total of 118,500 ounces had already been a new record monthly high for 2015.

On July 29 the Blue Ridge Parkway 5-ounce silver bullion coin sold out at 45,000 coins.

Two Homestead quarter options, the 100-coin Philadelphia bag and 40-coin San Francisco roll, sold out as of July 26. The 100-coin Philadelphia bag, a popular option for those searching for Homestead errors, saw 2,825 bags sold. The 40-coin San Francisco roll saw a huge sales jump of 3,031 rolls sold between July 19 and July 26 to end at 7,495 units.

The 2015 Presidential dollar uncirculated set went on sale July 21 with 22,150 sets ordered by July 26.

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This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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