Slower Sales of Silver Eagles Help U.S. Mint Build Up Inventory

Today, the U.S. Mint stated that it has an inventory of 2,204,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins available for sale to its authorized purchasers (AP’s) this week. This is by far the largest weekly allocation of Silver Eagles we’ve seen the Mint offer this year, excepting the week of January 11, during which four million ounces […]

Comparative U.S. Mint Silver Bullion Sales Through May

The U.S. Mint sold 579,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins to its authorized purchasers (AP’s) today, nearly half of this week’s 1,166,500-ounce allocation. Demand for Silver Eagles has been high this year, and sales are on pace to break 2015’s record-breaking 47-million coin total. As today’s sales figures have provided the final update for this month, […]

U.S. Mint Updates Packaging for Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins

The U.S. Mint has announced that it has updated its packaging for American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins, ushering in the use of hard plastic containers similar to those employed to ship gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins. Gold Buffalos were previously transported in 20-coin sheets of sealed plastic, as pictured above. As of yesterday, […]

U.S. Mint Sells 53K Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins in Two Days

Yesterday, April 18, the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. silver bullion coins from its authorized purchasers. Now, after two days of availability, the issue has already sold 53,000 pieces, giving it the sixth-highest mintage ever for a 5 oz. America the Beautiful silver coin. Considering that the Cumberland Gap […]

2015 American Eagle Silver Bullion Projected Sales Total (Updated)

Production on 2015 American Eagle Silver bullion coins wrapped up last week, and this week’s allocation of 1,130,000 coins will be the final batch released by the Mint to authorized buyers this year. 769,000 of that total was sold today, leaving 361,000 ounces available for the remainder of 2015. At the time of this writing, […]