Coin collectors were in a buying mood this week for proof Eagles.
Sales of the 2011 silver proof American Eagle vaulted higher by 133,420 while the one-ounce gold proof American Eagle jumped by 4,514 – a fairly large number in light of the fairly slow sales pace of the prior month. This extra buying did not apply to the fractional gold proofs nor the full set.
Buyers also seemed to have developed a new fondness for the 9/11 medals. The West Point version saw sales of 9,830 this week, pushing the cumulative total up by almost 24 percent to 51,289. The Philadelphia version saw a 28 percent increase in its cumulative total, rising 6,658 to 30,353.
Are people coming back from summer vacation and placing orders?
Slowing down again was demand for the 2010 Grand Canyon 5-ounce collector coin. Just 759 more were taken to bring the running total to 22,785, still 4,215 short of a sellout.