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Mint Statistics: Little numbers tell the tale of the week

If you believe a lot of little numbers add up to something big, this is the week for you. There are numerous small changes. Start with bullion gold coins. There are mostly zeroes this week. Only tenth-ounce pieces were sold – and not many of these. Silver Eagles were not much better. 229,000 were sold, less than 10 percent of the May sales total. Are we slipping back already?

Clad proof sales increased by 8,169 to reach 261,009 2017 sets . This year’s uncirculated coin set moved ahead by 4,108 to reach 147,521.

The uncirculated collector version of the gold American Eagle goes on the board at 1,881. Last year’s offer stands at 6,888.

An increase of 2,824 was recorded by 2017 proof silver American Eagles. The running tally stands at 265,963.

But they look like large numbers compared to the 346 American Liberty $100 gold pieces sold. The current total count is 22,447.


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