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Mint Statistics: Clad proof set shows strong gains

Did you miss Mint Statistics while it was gone? I hope so, though I did receive one email in recent months saying these pages are a waste of space. All the other emails wondered where the figures had gone. Thanks for your continuing interest.

If you had to guess what number changed the most since Mint Statistics last appeared, what would it be? Let’s exclude bullion. Even though sales are slow in November, the figures still beat any collectible all hollow.

So, would you believe that 2017 clad proof sets have grown by nearly 100,000? To be precise, 94,115 more sets have sold. The running count is now 469,499. Holiday gift guide sales must be running hot and heavy. This number is down from 2016, but it still shows a strong basic collector loyalty to clad proofs.

George Rogers Clark quarters have been added to the chart below. It is the final design of 2017.


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