Dec 2012 American Eagle silver coins sales 3rd highest in history

The U.S. Mint has begun accepting orders for 2013-dated American Eagle gold bullion coins.

Author: Dorothy Kosich
Posted: Thursday , 03 Jan 2013

RENO (MINEWEB) - The U.S. Mint reported annual American Eagle gold bullion sales dropped in 2012 from 1 million ounces in 2011 to 753,000 ounces last year.

However, December 2012 gold sales increased to 76,000 ounces, up from 65,500 ounces in December 2011.

Annual sales of American Eagle silver bullion coins totaled 33,742,500 ounces in 2012, down substantially from the sales of 39,868,500 ounces in silver bullion coins reported by the Mint in 2011. Nevertheless, December 2012 American Eagle silver bullion sales were the third highest in the Silver Eagle’s history.

December 2012 American Eagle silver bullion coin sales totaled 1,635,000 ounces, down 18.6% from the 2,009,000 ounces sold in December 2011.

The U.S. Mint began accepting orders for 2013-dated American Eagle gold bullion coins on Wednesday. Sales of 2012-dated American Eagle gold coins continue until supplies are exhausted.

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