US Mint Bullion Silver Eagles Have Monster Week

by admin on November 3, 2009

in Bullion Coin Sales

US Bullion Coins & SalesUS Mint bullion coin sales figures popped during the last seven days, with American Silver Eagles posting particularly strong numbers that haven’t been seen in some time.

More than 1.3 million were sold since last Monday, bringing the yearly total up to 23,406,500. Further, last month figures are now finalized and it was the best October ever for the silver series that kicked off in 1986. Best ever months have been somewhat common for the coins this year, with seven others earning the title. The two that didn’t, Jan. and Sept., came in second.

American Buffalo Gold coins continue to move. Since they went on sale Oct. 15, a total of 116,500 have left US Mint doors. Another 30,500 were scooped up in the last seven days alone. At the current pace, 2009 will be a record year for the coins despite their late release.

American Gold Eagles stood out as well, with 39,000 gone in the last seven days. The eagles had their 5th best October ever, and tied September sales with 115,500. 1,069,500 have been sold this year.

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

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales Totals

Oct 26
Nov 2
Unit Difference
% Difference
Silver Eagle Sales
Gold Buffalos 86,000 116,500 30,500 35.5%
Gold Eagle Sales

US Mint Sales of Bullion Eagle Coins

  Silver Eagles Gold Buffalos Gold Eagles
January 1,900,000 0 92,000
February 2,125,000 0 113,500
March 3,132,000 0 136,500
April 2,518,000 0 147,500
May 1,904,000 0 65,000
June 2,245,000 0 116,000
July 2,810,000 0 86,000
August 2,130,000 0 82,000
September 1,703,000 0 115,500
October 2,939,000 116,500 115,500
November 0 0 0
Total* 23,406,500 116,500 1,069,500


*Figures as of Nov. 2. The US Mint sells bullion coins, which are the non collector versions, only to its authorized purchasers who then sell to dealers and/or directly to the public. With that, some give and take and delay should be placed into the equation for judging "today’s demand" for these coins when having only Mint numbers at hand.

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