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Mint Statistics: Proof sets set collector hearts aflutter

The most exciting sales figures this week were for proof sets. The 2018 clad proof set number rose by 5,159 to 243,540. The silver proof set rose by 4,316 and now stands at 176,752.

The 2018-W uncirculated collector version of the American Eagle jumped by 15,251. This took it well past the 100,000 round number to reach 110,713. It is 65,852 behind the 2017-W uncirculated piece, but this one is still being sold.

The World War I coin and medal sets continue their unprecedented weekly sales number subtractions. All fell. The Army set dropped by 150. The smallest loss was 22 for the Air Service medal.

No silver or gold American Eagle bullion coins have been sold since last week. Are buyers getting cold feet about bullion coins again, or is it just summer doldrums? Help the Mint out and run down to your favorite coin dealer and buy a couple 2018 silver Eagle bullion coins.


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More Collecting Resources

• Are you a U.S. coin collector? Check out the 2019 U.S. Coin Digest for the most recent coin prices.

• Check out the newly-updated Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date that provides accurate identification, listing and pricing information for the latest coin releases.