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.
Proofs tend to outsell the uncirculated version by roughly 2:1. The Sept. 11 medal totals were reduced this week. Did somebody get cold feet holding them after the passing of the anniversary?
The number of 1-ounce 2011 bullion gold American Eagles sold this year has passed the 700,000 mark while the silver Eagle sales number has moved past 30 million.
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