Gold and Silver Eagles Sales Surge in Second Week of June

by admin on June 15, 2009

in Bullion Coin Sales

US Bullion Coins & SalesThe latest US Mint sales figures reveal American Eagle Gold and Silver bullion coin demand has soared during the last several days.

The Mint’s authorized dealers ordered nearly 1 million silver eagles and over 50,000 gold eagles since Monday, June 8. That is an increase of 8.1 percent and 9.1 percent, respectively.

377,000 silver eagles were purchased during the first eight days in June. By last Wednesday (two days later) the tally more than doubled to 777,000 sold. The figure then jumped to 930,000 on Thursday and ended at 1,345,000 on Monday. The current pace will eclipse the 1.9 million eagles sold in May.

Gold eagles had their own weekly rally. On Monday, June 8, a total of 15,500 had sold for the month. The number jumped to 43,000 on Thursday and then to 67,500 by Monday.

As always and for our weekly "disclaimer," given that the US Mint sells bullion coins only to authorized purchases who then sell to dealers or directly to the public, some give and take and delay should be placed into the equation for judging “today’s demand” when having only Mint numbers at hand.

Here are tables containing the most recent Mint sales figures for bullion coins:

Latest Two Weeks Bullion Coin Sales Totals

June 8
June 15
Unit Difference
% Difference
Silver Eagle Sales
Gold Eagle Sales

2009 American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales by Month

  Silver Eagles Gold Eagles
January 1,900,000 92,000
February 2,125,000 113,500
March 3,132,000 136,500
April 2,518,000 147,500
May 1,904,000 65,000
June 1,345,000 67,500
Total* 12,924,500 622,000

*As of June 15.

The US Mint has not yet begun selling 2009 Platinum Eagle and American Buffalo bullion coins. The following pages have been updated with the latest figures:

For a recent analysis on silver eagle sales, read the CoinNews article Silver Eagles Pass 12 Million in Sales. Read last week’s Coin Sales Figures report by following US Mint Eagle Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Sales Rise.

For links to the latest sales figures for US Mint collector coins, follow Collector Coin Sales.

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