Mint sales of American Eagle silver bullion coins to authorized purchasers reached 15,964,000 coins
at the close of business April 5.
The weekly allocation announced April 4 was 1,042,500 coins, which
includes 42,500 coins remaining from the March 28 weekly allocation of
1 million coins.
American Eagle silver bullion coin sales began Jan. 11. Provided the
current pace of sales would continue, the U.S. Mint could surpass the
47-million-coin sales mark from calendar year 2015.
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American Eagle silver bullion coins are not sold directly to the
public. Instead, a network of authorized purchasers buy the coins
based on the closing London PM spot price of the metal per troy ounce
on a given day plus a $2 premium per coin. The coins are then sold to
other dealers, collectors, investors and others.
American Eagle gold coins
American Eagle gold bullion coin sales also opened Jan. 11.Through
April 5, the U.S. Mint recorded sales of 258,500 ounces of American
Eagle .9167 fine gold bullion coins:
- 196,500 ounces in 1-ounce $50 coins
- 15,500 ounces in
half-ounce $25 coins (31,000 coins)
- 13,500 ounces in
quarter-ounce $10 coins ( 54,000 coins)
- 33,000 ounces in
tenth-ounce $5 coins (330,000 coins)
American Buffalo gold coins
Sales of American Buffalo 1-ounce .9999 fine gold $50 coins reached
62,000 coins through April 5.
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