U.S. Mint Gold Bullion Sales Slow in August

U.S. Mint Gold Bullion Sales Slow in August
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United States Mint bullion sales in August were steady for American Silver Eagles, but weak historically, and slowed sharply for American Eagle and Buffalo gold coins, figures from the bureau show. The U.S. Mint’s 2022 American Platinum Eagle continues to solidly outperform last year’s edition.

American Eagle gold bullion coins advanced 51,500 ounces in August, registering declines of 20.2% from 64,500 ounces in July and 62.1% from 136,000 ounces in August 2021. American Gold Eagle sales for the year to date at 857,500 ounces are 1.2% higher than the 847,500 ounces sold during the same period last year.

American Eagle silver bullion sales rose by 850,000 ounces for a second month in a row, dropping 78.4% from 3,930,000 ounces in August of last year. 2022 American Silver Eagle sales at 12,406,500 ounces are 45.9% lower than the 22,940,500 ounces sold during the leading eight months of 2021.

American Buffalo gold bullion sales increased by 22,500 ounces in August, marking declines of 43% from 39,500 ounces in July and 18.2% from 27,500 ounces in August 2021. American Gold Buffalo sales for the year at 321,500 ounces are 36.5% higher than the 235,500 ounces sold in the same period last year.

August sales of the 1-ounce American Eagle platinum bullion coins picked up by 1,000 following gains of 15,500 in July; 23,500 in June; 14,200 ounces in March; and 25,800 in February. Their year-to-date sales of 80,000 coins tops last year’s edition which posted increases of 35,000 in March and 40,000 in May for a 2021 total of 75,000 coins.

Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)
JanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug2022 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin123,50086,000140,50080,500164,50031,00059,50047,500733,000
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin45,00005,0003,0007,0006,0005,0002,00073,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin64,0004,00020,00014,0008,00018,0002,0004,000134,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin195,00025,00075,00025,00050,000135,00020,00020,000545,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin61,50028,50064,50027,50056,00021,50039,50022,500321,500
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin5,001,0001,500,0001,080,500850,0001,350,000925,000850,000850,00012,406,500
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin025,80014,2000023,50015,5001,00080,000

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