Gold and Silver Eagles Sleeping
Source: Coin News, Mike Unser (1/27/11)
"Another week of mostly slowing sales for U.S. Mint. . ."
U.S. Mint 22 karat American Gold Eagles in the one-ounce size moved a bit quicker compared to "normal" weekly advances, rising 7,500 for a new year-to-date total of 80,500. Still, their pace during the previous week was more than four times faster at 30,500.
The biggest U.S. Mint numismatic mover was the clad 2011 Proof Set which went on sale January 11. Collectors grabbed another 25,879, bringing their total to 279,023. That figure, however, is well below the openings of the last four issues when they just had a few days of sales under their belt.
Expect the 2011 Silver Proof set to take the numismatic leader reins in next week's stats. The U.S. Mint set which contains 14 proof coins with 7 of them minted in 90 percent silver was launched on Tuesday, January 25. The 2010 issue registered 241,656 sales during its first four days on the market.