Eagle Sales Top 2.4 Million
By Numismatic News
buyers took 2,440,000 silver American Eagles
from the U.S. Mint Jan. 19, the first day that
the 2010-dated coins were made available to the
Also available on the same day for the first
time this year were 2010-dated gold American
Eagles. Authorized buyers snapped up 30,500 of
In addition, gold buyers purchased 18,500
2009-dated gold American Eagles. The Mint had
51,000 left when the new 2010 date went on sale.
Buyers are required to take one 2009-dated gold
coin for every 2010 gold coin they buy.
Demand for the 2009 gold coin must still be
fairly good because buyers took more than the
There were still 32,500 of the 2009 gold
American Eagles waiting to be sold.
Only authorized purchasers can buy these coins
directly from the Mint. They in turn sell them
to the secondary market where investors,
collectors and dealers can make their purchases.
The bullion American Eagles do not have a
mintmark on them.
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