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October bullion sales start off big

October’s bullion sales in just the first week are impressive after a strong showing in September.

Silver American Eagles saw purchases in the first week of October at 2,250,000, well over half the total September sales amount of 4,140,000.

Gold American Eagle bullion coins saw good sales as well with 21,000 1-ounce, 4,000 half-ounce, 4,000 quarter-ounce and 10,000 tenth-ounce coins going out the Mint’s doors as of Oct. 7.

Platinum Eagle bullion, with a sales cutoff on Oct. 1, saw 400 coins sold in that one day, 16,700 sold for the year.

Buyers were also interested in the gold American Eagle proof coins. They took 311 half-ounce and 513 quarter- ounce coins Sept. 28 to Oct. 5.

The Mint’s new website launch has affected sales and updates. Many 2013 issues show no change in numbers.

A question about the absence of 2012 America the Beautiful circulated and uncirculated sets offers an opportunity to mention that these pages list items that are still for sale. If they are not here or have an asterisk, sales have ended.

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