The Mint has released its bullion sales figures for the previous week. The sales figure for Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5-ounce silver bullion coins now registers at 30,500 units sold, an uptick of 1,000 units since the U.S. Mint’s reporting of last week. Combined sales for 2016’s four 5-ounce bullion coins are at 246,800 units, for a total of 1,234,000 ounces of silver.
In comparison to 5,000 ounces of Roosevelt ATB silver purchased last week, American Silver Eagle sales totaled 605,000, well up from 345,000 the previous week; for gold Eagles, the figures were 27,500 ounces last week (including 1/10-, 1/4-, 1/2-, and 1-ounce sizes) compared to 19,000 ounces the previous week. Gold Buffalo coins accounted for 6,500 sales the past week, compared to 2,000 the previous week.
According to the London Bullion Market Association, silver is presently $18.74 per ounce, down from $19.42 a week ago; gold is down from $1,335.85 to $1,283.30; and platinum has dropped from $1,036.00 to $1,013.00.