Despite all the attention paid to record American
Eagle silver bullion sales, it was a different U.S. Mint silver
bullion coin that made the biggest jump in sales in 2015.
The 2015 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion series was a
mainstay in Coin World’s news cycle, from approved designs to
launch ceremonies. Earlier this week, the United States Mint released
the 2015 sales for all its bullion coins, and percentage-based
comparisons to 2014, and the America the Beautiful series was front
and center again.
Here are the Mint's facts:
The America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion
program was strong in 2015, closing with 1,063,000 total ounces
sold, up from 667,500 in 2014. This particular bullion program saw
the biggest year-over-year sales increase over 2014, jumping 59.25
percent in total sales.
- The American Eagle gold bullion program closed the
year with a 52.8 percent sales increase over 2014, with 801,500
ounces sold in 2015.
- The American Buffalo gold bullion program finished
2015 with a sales total 24.22 percent higher than 2014 after 220,500
ounces were sold.
- Sales of American Eagle silver bullion
coins reached a new all-time record after 47 million ounces were
sold. That total was up 6.8 percent from 2014, which set the
previous record of 44,006,000 ounces.
Connect with Coin World:
Orders for 2016 versions of American Eagle gold and silver bullion
coins and American Buffalo gold bullion coins can be submitted by the
authorized purchasers to the U.S. Mint beginning Jan. 11. The public is not
permitted to buy the bullion coins directly from the Mint.