Sales of American Eagle silver bullion coins by the U.S. Mint on Nov. 30 helped the bureau establish a new record, with two and a half weeks worth of sales remaining to add to the count. The sale Nov. 30 of 737,000 coins out of 920,500 allocated to authorized purchasers for the week beginning Nov. 30 raised cumulative 2015 sales totals to 44,666,500, or 660,500 coins...
The United States Mint has sold out its remaining inventory of 2015 American Eagle 1-ounce gold bullion coins. U.S. Mint officials notified the authorized purchasers Nov. 24 that it will not strike any more of the 2015 1-ounce gold coins.
Sales by the United States Mint of the Proof 2015-W American Eagle 1-ounce .9995 fine platinum coin are scheduled to begin at noon Eastern Time Dec. 3.The maximum mintage is limited to 4,000 coins.
As early as March of this year, Coin World was predicting that the 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins would reach record production levels, a bullish forecast given that in 2014 an all-time high of 44 million coins were minted. Now, it seems likely that those predictions will come to pass. Twenty years ago, the story was very different.
The U.S. Mint's 2014 sales record of 44,006,000 American Eagle silver bullion coins is on the verge of being surpassed the week of Nov. 30. At the close of business Nov. 23, the cumulative 2015 sales total had reached 43,663,000, just 363,000 coins short of tying the current record.
Silver coin demand during calendar 2015 is projected to increase 21 percent over 2014, to 129.9 million troy ounces, according to the Interim Silver Market Review issued Nov. 17 by Thomson Reuters. According to the report, demand for silver coins is forecast to reflect 12 percent of overall physical demand for the precious metal, an increase of 2 percent over 2014 levels.
One coin remains in the 2015 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coin program and already the year is the second highest in terms of sales since the series began in 2010. The 2015 total of 167,000 coins sold to date is second only to the 465,100 5-ounce coins sold in 2011.
The 2015 American Eagle tenth-ounce gold bullion coin has sold out and no more will be struck, according to the United States Mint. The Nov. 17 announcement of the sellout was made just four days after Mint officials reported that the American Eagle quarter-ounce gold bullion coin had sold out for the year.
Heritage Auctions' Nov. 12 sale of 278 lots of Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu, including examples of American Coin Silver, brought total prices realized of $629,599.
The United States Mint informed its authorized purchasers Nov. 13 that its inventory of 2015-dated quarter-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coins are sold out and that no more quarter-ounce coins will be struck. "We will continue to sell our remaining inventories of 2015-dated American Eagle one ounce, one-half ounce and one-tenth ounce gold bullion coins until those...