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Mint Statistics: Going backwards not what Mint wants

What can we make of silver American Eagle collector coin sales going backwards? The 2016-W proof number went down by 2,522 to 554,993. The 2016-W uncirculated coin dropped by 2,699 to 193,649. The darndest one of all was the 2017-W proof fell by a whopping 18,820 and now stands at 243,763. It is still fairly early days for availability for the 2017-W. Did the Mint’s website upgrade have something to do with it, or is it just a coincidence of timing?

Sales of the bullion version of the Eagles are going forward, but only at turtle speed. With just three days left, the gold and silver totals are well below any other month of 2017.

Nothing this week put in anything that could be described as a strong performance.

The Frederick Douglass quarters are now listed in the chart below. They have Mint subscribers to thank for the numbers that have been achieved. This is true for most recent quarters.


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