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Mint Statistics: Reverse proof sales lag regular proofs

It is perhaps ironic that the week I report the failure of the 2018 silver reverse proof set to sell out its maximum 200,000 sets I also report that the regular silver proof set just passed the 200,000 mark on the chart below. The precise number is 200,332. What gives? Are silver reverse proof sets less desirable? Is the $5 higher price a deterrent? Are buyers just slow because it is summer? The reverse proof set sales number is 106,108. Let’s see what happens as sales go along.

July has turned into the second most active sales month of the year for gold American Eagle bullion coins. Only January numbers beat July’s. On the other hand, silver Eagle bullion coin sales remain listless. It is true they have bounced off the bottom, but the 785,000 figure is behind the totals of four other months. But there is a week to go. Let’s see how July closes in next week’s column.


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