US Mint Bullion Coin Sales Figures Update – May 18

by admin on May 18, 2009

in Bullion Coin Sales

US Bullion Coins & SalesThe latest United States Mint sales figures show that Eagle Silver Bullion Coins are still selling strong, but that demand for eagle gold bullion coins appear to be declining.

On a percent basis, silver eagles remained unchanged with the same 5.3 percent increase over prior figures. An impressive 567,500 more silver eagles have been sold. If the pace continues, May could be the biggest month for the coins this year.

On the other hand, whereas 22,000 new eagle gold bullion coins were listed as sold in the prior report, the latest figures show an increase of 9,000. Unless things change, May figures will come in lower than those from April, March and probably February.

Of course and as always, given that the US Mint sells bullion coins only to authorized dealers who then sell to the public, some give and take and delay should be placed into the equation for judging “today’s demand” when having just Mint numbers at hand.

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

Recent Two Weeks Bullion Coin Sales Totals

May 11
May 18
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* 1,602,000 53,500
Total 11,277,000 543,000

*As of May 18th.

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

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