Cumulative sales by the U.S. Mint of American Eagle gold bullion coins
are well ahead of 2015 levels, with 1-ounce coin sales totals more
than double over the same time last year.
According to the U.S. Mint's sales figures through May 16, the Mint
recorded sales of 381,500 ounces of gold American Eagles — 305,000 in
1-ounce coins, 18,500 ounces in half-ounce coins (74,000 coins),
17,500 ounces in quarter-ounce coins (70,000 coins), and 40,500 ounces
in tenth-ounce coins (405,000 coins).
In comparison, during the first five full months of calendar year
2015, the Mint recorded sales of 197,500 ounces of gold American
Eagles — 136,000 ounces in 1-ounce coins, 16,500 ounces in half-ounce
coins (33,000 coins), 14,500 ounces in quarter-ounce coins (58,000
coins), and 30,500 ounces in tenth-ounce coins (305,000 coins).
Connect with Coin World:
Sales are also higher in the Mint's second gold bullion coin
prorgram. American Buffalo 1-ounce gold bullion coin sales for 2016
through May 16 total 89,500 coins. During the first five months of
2015, sales reached 75,500 coins.
In addition, American Eagle silver bullion coin sales through May 16
reached 21,576,500, with the week's sales absorbing the Mint's weekly
allocation of 1 million coins. The Mint sold a record 47 million
silver American Eagles in calendar year 2015, a number that could have
been much higher if the Mint could have secured more planchets for
production and sales were not cut off in mid-December so production
could shift to 2016-dated coins.