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Mint Statistics: Not the time to buy commemoratives

Remember the Lions Club silver dollar? Buyers didn’t this week, either. The Mint sold 86 proofs and 24 uncirculateds. The Boys Town results were slightly larger, but not so large to make it worthwhile to cite the figures.

Silver American Eagle sales figures are not doing a whole lot better. The 2016 uncirculated coin rose by 630 to 201,374. The proof of that year was up by 1,699 to 565,066. The 2017 Eagle offerings did somewhat better. The proof registered 2,000 to increase to 290,007. The uncirculated 2017 Eagle was up by 4,857. This being the largest number is probably due to this coin being the most recent one to go on sale.

The proof platinum American Eagle has gone another week without selling out. The increase of 731 takes its running tally to 8,775 out of a possible 10,000.

The $100 American Liberty gold proof rose by 117 to 23,689. The Liberty medal was up by 579 to 39,264.


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