The big news this week from the U.S Mint is a temporary sellout of 2018 and 2019 silver bullion Eagles due to market fluctuations. Sales over the past week trended way up from the previous week, causing inventory to run out. So far this month, 2,157,500 silver Eagles have sold, compared with just 942,500 in February 2018 – a 118% year-over-year increase. The Mint issued this statement on Feb. 21:
“This is to inform you that we have temporarily sold out of our inventories of 2019-dated American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. In addition, all remaining 2018-dated inventories have been sold, too. The West Point Mint is busy producing additional 2019-dated American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. We hope to be able to re-launch the 2019-dated coins in a few weeks.”
We had predicted last week that we would be reporting a sellout of the Apollo 11 Half Dollar sets. However, due to inventory adjustments at the Mint, there appear to be just under one thousand sets still available before the maximum mintage is reached.
New to this week’s report are the Lowell National park three-coin sets. With just under 10,700 units sold, it is off to a decent start, as are bag and roll sales for that series.
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