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Mint Statistics: Dreaming of palladium or just asleep?

This is apparently the week that the market is dreaming about the Mint’s new one-ounce palladium bullion coin. Why? Looking at the sales numbers for gold and silver, it has to be asleep.

But buyers are definitely not awake to collector issues, either. Just when we thought the Enhanced Uncirculated Set would go on the page at a soldout 225,000, it didn’t happen. Instead, the sales number is 217,514. If you are looking for it, it has been placed under the header 2017 uncirculated coin set. Remember, the enhanced set has just half the number of coins in it as a standard uncirculated set, but each coin has been specially produced, and there is an “S” mintmark on them.

The 2017-W proof platinum Eagle has not sold out all 10,000 yet. Its total stands at 9,226. It is close enough to the goal to hit sellout status, yet it is moving so slowly it would not be a surprise to see it fall short.

Things will be better in the autumn.


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