This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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Even before the Medal of Honor commemoratives were to go on sale Feb. 25, sales of the Army commemoratives seem to be coming to almost a complete stop. This was especially true for the $5 gold pieces.
The proof was up by just 1,092. The uncirculated rose by just 375.
It was better for silver dollars. The proof moved higher by 7,951 and the uncirculated by 2,705.
Half dollars registered gains of 4,373 for the proof and 2,403 for the uncirculated.
Speaking of slow, sales of the proof 2010 Buffalo gold bullion coin crept ahead by just 290. If you haven’t purchased one yet, it is getting close to the time to fish or cut bait.
The 2011 mint set rush is over, too. Only 20,053 sets were added to the sales tally.
Interest continues in American Eagle gold bullion coins. Buyers snapped up the halves, quarters and tenth-ounce pieces this week.