Sales by the United
States Mint in
2017 of American Eagle bullion silver coins are nearly 54
percent below 2016 totals.
The U.S. Mintís cumulative sales of coins to its authorized
purchasers totaled 17,323,500 of the silver coins during the
first 11 months of 2017 compared to 37,461,500 coins for the
same period in 2016.
Sales year on year have also dropped sharply for American
Eagle and American Buffalo gold bullion coins.
Sales of American Buffalo gold coins from January through
Nov. 30, 2017, total 85,500 coins compared to 207,000 coins
sold during the same time frame in 2016.
American Eagle gold bullion coin sales through Nov. 30,
2017, have reached only 259,500 ounces, compared with
956,000 ounces for the same period in 2016. The gold
American Eagles are offered in tenth-ounce, quarter-ounce,
half-ounce and 1-ounce weights.
While the designs for the five America the Beautiful 5-ounce
silver bullion quarter dollars change annually, the total
number of coins sold in 2017 was 147,400 coins, less than
half of what was sold in 2016, with 308,000 coins recorded
sold last year.
2017 sales are recorded as 35,000 of the Effigy Mounds
National Monument coins, 20,000 each of the Frederick
Douglass National Historic Site and Ozark National Scenic
Riverways coins, 40,000 of the Ellis Island (Statue of
Liberty National Monument) coins, and 32,400 of the George
Rogers Clark National Historical Park coins. (CON'T