American Eagle silver bullion coin sales by the
U.S. Mint continue on their record pace, with 4,935,000 coins recorded
sold during the month of August.
monthly sales total, the third highest in 2015,
behind January and July, brings the cumulative 2015 calendar year
sales total to 32,250,000.
the Mint continue its monthly average sales of 4,031,250 coins, total
2015 sales of the American Eagle silver bullion coins would reach
beyond 48 million coins — to a figure about 10 percent higher than the
record-setting total of 44,006,000 coins in 2014.
even at the current pace, are being held in check by worldwide demand
for silver blanks, which is stifling the Mint's ability to produce
additional coins. The Mint's authorized purchasers have been on an
allocation basis for well over six months, with the latest allocation
for the week starting Aug. 31 set at 1 million coins.
the 1 million coins available for the week, 755,000 were sold Aug. 31.
demand continues strong for American Eagle gold bullion coins as well,
with August's sales of 101,500 ounces second in 2015 only to the
170,000 ounces sold in July.
sales reflect 78,500 ounces in 1-ounce, $50 face value coins; 4,000
ounces in half-ounce, $25 coins (8,000 coins); 6,000 ounces in
quarter-ounce, $10 coins (24,000 coins); and 13,000 ounces in
tenth-ounce, $5 coins (130,000 coins).
2015 sales of American Eagle gold bullion coins reached 544,500
ounces — 421,500 ounces in 1-ounce coins; 27,000 ounces in half-ounce
coins (54,000 coins); 30,500 ounces in quarter-ounce coins (122,000
coins); and 65,500 ounces in tenth-ounce coins (655,000 coins).
sales of American Buffalo 1-ounce gold $50 coins reached
20,000 coins, bringing the 2015 sales total of those coins to 148,500 pieces.