Numbers Still Moving at Month End
By David C. Harper
American Eagle bullion coins ended September at
a monthly sales level of 1,703,000, up 100,000
coins. In the first few days of October the
number sold was 257,000 coins. The October box
will be placed next week in light of the changes
still occurring for September.
For gold American Eagles, the month ended at a
sales level of 115,500 coins, up 9,000 from last
week’s report. October opened at what seems like
a low figure of 15,500 pieces.
The Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens gold $20
remains under 100,000 as this week’s sales total
stands at 97,447.
An additional 10,630 Lincoln proof sets were
sold, bringing the running tally to 138,289. The
two-roll Professional Life set increased by
5,469 to 232,031.
For those who have an interest in the
traditional proof sets, this week’s numbers
moved along at a moderate pace of 27,856 clad
sets and 14,352 silver sets.
Not much can be said about the First Spouse
sales except that the Van Buren designs moved
through two round numbers. The proof version saw
sales rise by 43, but that was enough to break
the 7,000 mark. Sales now stand at 7,013. For
the uncirculated piece, sales rose by 25,
bringing the running total to 4,001.
It is going to be a busy end of the year for
this page as Buffalo coins, proof platinum
Eagles and fractional gold Eagles go on sale in
their turn. For these, sales numbers will be