The Mint has announced its first-day bullion-coin sales figures. The 2017-dated American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins and American Buffalo gold coins were first made available for sale to Authorized Purchasers (APs) on January 9 this year.
Sales of American Eagle gold bullion coins, at 68,000 ounces, exceeded last year’s volume by nearly 15%. Unit sales, by size, are as follows:
- 1 oz. – 46,000 coins
- 1/2 oz. – 16,000 coins
- 1/4 oz. – 26,000 coins
- 1/10 oz. – 75,000 coins
Authorized Purchasers bought 3,747,500 ounces of American Eagle silver bullion coins—almost 35% more than on last year’s launch date. The figure for American Buffalo gold bullion coins was ever so slightly down: 20,500 ounces on the first day for 2017, as opposed to 21,000 ounces in 2016.
|American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins|
|All Gold Eagle Coins||145,500||60,000||163,000||68,000|
|American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins|
|American Eagle Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins|
|All Gold Bullion Coins||166,500||81,000||183,500||88,500|
American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins and American Buffalo gold bullion coins are available from Authorized Purchasers, including APMEX.