The U.S. Mint has already sold more ounces of gold
in American Eagle gold bullion coins in July than
it has in any month over the last two years.
As of July 22, the Mint has sold 118,500 ounces of the gold bullion
coins, according to numbers posted on the Mint's website Thursday.
That's the highest total for any month since April 2013, when 209,500
ounces were sold.
Kitco.com reports the price of gold at $1,095 per ounce at
9:11 a.m. ET Thursday. Over the last year, that price-per-ounce has
been as high as $1,313.
In total, 222,000 American Eagle gold bullion coins have been
purchased in July: 101,000 1-ounce coins; 6,000 half-ounce coins;
20,000 quarter-ounce coins; and 95,000 tenth-ounce coins.