The United States Mint has updated its daily Bullion Sales report through today, February 1, 2021. The report reflects all of the bullion sales made by the Mint through the month of January.
For last week, the Mint sold 72,000 bullion coins. 59,000 of those coins were gold 1-ounce American Eagle coins while 5,000 of the coins were the 1/2-ounce variety of the gold American Eagle. Additionally, there were 8,000 1/25-ounce gold American Eagle’s sold last week. There were no silver American Eagle sales nor 1/10-ounce gold American Eagle sales for last week.
For the year, that puts the total number of bullion coins sold by the Mint at 5.119 million coins. This is nearly 3 million more coins than were sold in January 2020, reflecting the continued demand for gold and silver bullion from the Mint by both collectors and investors. Given the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and is awash in economic uncertainty, it is likely the strong bullion sales for the Mint will continue through the early part of 2021.
|American Eagle – Silver||4,775,000||4,775,000||0|
|American Eagle – Gold 1-Ounce||132,000||191,000||59,000|
|American Eagle – Gold 1/2 Ounce||17,000||22,000||5,000|
|American Eagle – Gold 1/25 Ounce||28,000||36,000||8,000|
|American Eagle – Gold – 1/10 Ounce||95,000||95,000||0|
|Total Bullion Coins Sold||5,047,000||5,119,000||72,000|
As a reminder to collectors new and old, United States Mint bullion coins are sold to Authorized Purchasers and cannot be directly purchased from the Mint itself. The United States Mint updates is bullion sales report each day at 5:00 PM Eastern. USCoinNews.com publishes a weekly summary of the previous week each Monday. You can find the report on the Mint’s site here as it is available to the public.