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Mint Statistics: Proof sets lead a slow moving pack

Clad proof sets and silver proof sets are the most interesting Mint products this week. Sales of the 2017 clad set advanced by 7,654. At the same time, silver sets climbed by 6,148. Neither number is anything to write home about, but it is summer. The week’s figures were compiled just before July 4.

Proof silver American Eagles rose by 4,430 to 282,629. This is gargantuan demand compared to the 2017-W uncirculated gold Eagle collector coin. It is up by 160 to 2,385. The 2017 one-ounce proof gold Buffalo rose by five to 10,839.

The silver Eagle bullion coin could not reach one million in June. Sales ended up at 986,000. This number does beat April’s 835,000. Gold Eagle sales tied April if measured in ounces at 6,000. However, the mixture of coins put the June number of 24,000 below April’s 25,500.

Sales of the 2017 uncirculated coin set were up by 4,042 to 161,856.


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