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Mint Statistics: World War I military medals torpedoed

Since the sales totals peaked in the March 20 issue, I have been reducing the numbers for the World War I Centennial Dollar and Medal Sets. This week what began as dribs and drabs turned into significant falls. The set with the Army medal dropped 452. Air was down 596. Navy declined 588, Marines 565 and Coast Guard 699.

For the past three months or so, the Army lost 978, Air 1,040, Navy 895, Marines 1,013 and Coast Guard 1,128.

For positive numbers, we look to the 2017 uncirculated silver American Eagle. It rose by 5,841 pieces. The proof 2018 number rose by only 2,578.

The proof gold American Buffalo total was up by 2,0009 to reach 8,247. This is barely half the 2017 proof Buffalo sales figure of 15,810.

Demand for clad and silver 2018 proof sets rose in tandem. Clad was up 7,386. Silver increased by 6,585.

One-ounce gold Eagle bullion coins gained 6,500. Silver rose by 230,000.


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