Numismatic Gold & Silver Coins Surge

August 22, 2013 at 09:32

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Sharp gains in precious metals translated into surging numismatic sales of United States Mint coins struck in gold and silver.

American Silver Eagles and ATB 5 oz silver coins racked up sales of 22,237 compared to 13,432 previously. Every product option improved within the grouping, led by an almost doubling week-over-week gain in proof Silver Eagles which were most sought by collectors.

US Mint Top Selling Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle (+18,443 to 670,813)
  2. 2013 Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo (+8,805 to 35,710)
  3. 2013 Proof Set (+6,177 to 496,217)
  4. 2013 Silver Proof Set (+4,039 to 282,346)
  5. 2013 Mint Set (+3,594 to 216,051)
  6. 2013-P Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set (+3,311)
  7. 2013-D Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set (+2,159)
  8. 2013 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+1,822 to 127,433)
  9. 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+1,406 to 212,778)
  10. 2013-P Great Basin Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (+1,038 to 12,550)

Second most popular with collectors and in just its first full week since release, the 2013 Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo at 35,710 is almost tripling the standard version with its tally of 13,141. And then there’s the American Gold Eagles with a combined sales gain of 1,850 to more than double their prior week’s advance of 795. The standout was the one ounce proof Gold Eagle, up 984 or more than 10 times the amount reported previously.

This week’s U.S. Mint sales report included two new products and updates to 192 others. Out of the older products, 61 outperformed their prior weekly sales compared to the 91 noted last time. Nine numismatic products logged unit increases of more than 1,000, the same number as the previous sales report.

Debuting on the sales charts and sixth and seventh in popularity were the 2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets from Denver and Philadelphia. Released last Thursday, opening sales reached 3,311 for the Philadelphia set and 2,159 for the Denver set.

Sales levels for United States Mint bullion coins were a bit stronger for gold and silver coins. The following grid offers weekly and monthly sales for all U.S. Mint bullion products. The weekly period covers sales from August 15 to August 21, 2013.

Previous Weekly Weekly Sales August Sales Sales Total
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 2,000 1,500 6,000 186,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 1,500 2,000 3,500 591,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 0 0 1,000 48,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 0 2,000 2,000 96,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 5,000 0 5,000 455,000
American Silver Eagle (1 oz) 804,000 850,000 2,446,000 31,896,000
2013 White Mountain 5 oz Silver Coins 0 100 100 30,000
2013 Perry’s Victory 5 oz Silver Coins 300 1,300 1,600 22,400
2013 Great Basin 5 oz Silver Coins 0 1,700 1,700 17,400