Presidency Rolls Make Fast Dash
By David C. Harper
of the Lincoln Presidency cent design have gone
on sale and in less than a week the Mint has
sold 153,427 of them. Thatís a strong start, but
it isnít strong enough to predict a sellout or
at least reach the 300,000 mark that was called
a sellout for the second design. The third
design is still on the market and selling
additional small quantities from week to week.
Can the fourth design at least match the current
sales number for the third design, which is
248,246? There are probably good odds of that.
The rate of sales of the proof Buffalo gold coin
has declined again. This week 4,316 were sold to
take the cumulative total to 32,271.
As for the bullion version, it sold 12,500 this
week to bring the November monthly total to
23,500. The big action was in the American Eagle
bullion coins. The gold version registered
weekly sales of 31,500. The silver version
chalked up sales of another 775,000 to bring the
November total to 1.6 million.
The Ultra High Relief gold $20 total inched
ahead by 1,098 to reach 104,862.