The United States Mint has updated its daily bullion sales report through to today, May 3, 2021. The bullion sales report reflects bullion coins that the Mint sold to Authorized Purchasers for the previous week and is different than the weekly numismatic product report. Much like last week, this week’s sales to Authorized purchasers were very slow with just 9,500 coins sold. The top selling coin for the week was the American Eagle gold one ounce coin with 7,500 coins sold. The only other coin sold in the bullion report last week was the American Buffalo one ounce gold coin. 2,000 of those were sold in the week.
Overall, sales of bullion products have dropped significantly the past few weeks. This could be due to Authorized Purchasers having enough inventory on hand to meet customer needs. It could also be due to the Mint preparing to switch to the new Reverse designs of the American Eagle products. The first of those new designs are set to go on sale in July for Numismatic products and it is likely that bullion products will start selling a few weeks earlier.
For 2021 so far, the Mint has sold 13.9 million bullion coins to Authorized Purchasers with the majority of those being the American Eagle one ounce silver coin. Indeed, for all of April, none of the fractional American Eagle gold coins were sold.
|American Eagle – Silver||13,106,500||13,106,500||0|
|American Eagle – Gold 1-Ounce||398,500||406,000||7,500|
|American Eagle – Gold 1/2 Ounce||31,000||31,000||0|
|American Eagle – Gold 1/25 Ounce||56,000||56,000||0|
|American Eagle – Gold – 1/10 Ounce||150,000||150,000||0|
|American Eagle – Platinum||35,000||35,000||0|
|Total Bullion Coins Sold||13,897,000||13,906,500||9,500|
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.
The United States Mint updates is American Buffalo 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.