The “W” collector platinum American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins are back on sale and totals have risen modestly. However, reports indicate the unc. “W” tenth ounce already is gone.
The Mount Rushmore 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coin has gone on sale and the first number shows 6,000 were taken by the Mint’s Authorized Purchasers.
Sales of the 2013-W uncirculated American Eagle silver coin began strong at 104,570 if you compare it to the 2012-W total sales of 202,504, but seems less so if you compare the number to the 320,898 sold in 2011.
You already know about the 25th anniversary American Eagle set sellout from the front page, so let’s ask the really important question: Is there something about the 2011-W uncirculated silver American Eagle collector coin where once it is sold it won’t stay sold? What’s up?
For the first time in a couple of weeks, uncirculated 2011-W silver American Eagle collector coin sales rose. The total was up by 8,827 to reach 190,927. The wave of cancelled orders due to the cut in its price has apparently finished washing over these numbers. The total is still fewer than the 194,000 registered in the Sept. 26 Mint report.
Sales of uncirculated 2013-W gold American Eagles leaped 18 percent in just one week.
Collectors can sometimes be very predictable. This week, the first sales total for the 2011-W uncirculated collector silver American Eagle goes in its place further down on this page. The 184,967 pieces sold since it went on sale Sept. 15 seems to be on the strong side until you compare it to the first sales of the proof version. Demand for the uncirculated coin is running at approximately half the rate recorded by the proof in its first few days after it went on sale June 30. That’s a standard collector demand pattern when there are no special factors distorting basic preferences.