It’s still a gold and silver world at the U.S. Mint.
Customers had their eyes on gold Buffaloes and gold and silver Eagles. Weekly sales of 1 ounce gold Buffaloes were up by 5,000. Sales of 1 ounce gold Eagles were up 12,000, 1/4 ounce coins were up 2,000 and 1/10th ounce coins were up 10,000.
Silver Eagles had their own fans. Sales of the 1 ounce coins were up by 340,500.
Anyone interested in the fifth America the Beautiful 2010 5-ounce silver bullion coin honoring Mount Hood is in luck; there are 7,255 coins still available.
It was a slow week for 2011 commemorative coins. The $1 uncirculated Medal of Honor coin had 1,562 buyers. The next best seller was the proof $1 Medal of Honor with 231 sold. Sales of all other 2011 commemorative coins totaled 122. And that include a drop in sales of the uncirculated Army $5 coin by four. Must have been some returns.