2016 American Gold Eagle Release, 2015’s Nearly Gone

by Mike Unser on November 25, 2015 · 0 comments

American Eagle gold coins

Demand has surged for U.S. Mint gold bullion coins

All but one of the four different sized 2015 American Eagle gold bullion coins has now sold out. Demand for the coins has surged in recent weeks as gold prices hover around an almost 6-year low.

The United States Mint announced late Tuesday afternoon that it sold all remaining 1 ounce or $50 American Gold Eagles, and that no more would be produced. The bureau also said that it would begin taking orders for 2016-dated American Gold Eagles on Jan. 11.

Sales of this year’s $50 gold coin jumped 80,500 ounces on the month for a 209.6% increase over the 26,000 ounces sold last month and a 64.3% increase over the 49,000 ounces delivered in November 2014. For the year, sales reached 626,500 ounces, marking a 50.8% climb above the 415,500 ounces from 2014.

Sales ended earlier this month for the 1/10 ounce and 1/4 ounce sizes. The least popular 1/2 ounce Gold Eagle remains available as of this writing.

American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin Sales in 2015

Month One
( oz. / #coins )
Half
( oz. / #coins )
Quarter
( oz. / #coins )
Tenth
( oz. / #coins )
Total
( oz. / #coins )
January 51,500
51,500
9,000
18,000
9,000
36,000
11,500
115,000
81,000
220,500
February 12,500
12,500
1,000
2,000
0
0
5,000
50,000
18,500
64,500
March 35,000
35,000
2,500
5,000
2,000
8,000
7,000
70,000
46,500
118,000
April 23,500
23,500
2,000
4,000
1,000
4,000
3,000
30,000
29,500
61,500
May 13,500
13,500
1,500
3,000
2,500
10,000
4,000
40,000
21,500
66,500
June 62,500
62,500
2,000
4,000
3,000
12,000
8,500
85,000
76,000
163,500
July 144,500
144,500
5,000
10,000
7,000
28,000
13,500
135,000
170,000
317,500
August 78,500
78,500
4,000
8,000
6,000
24,000
13,000
130,000
101,500
240,500
September 98,500
98,500
4,500
9,000
5,000
20,000
17,500
175,000
125,500
302,500
October 26,000
26,000
2,000
4,000
1,000
4,000
5,000
50,000
34,000
84,000
November 80,500
80,500
3,500
7,000
3,000
12,000
10,000
100,000
97,000
199,500
Total 626,500
626,500
37,000
74,000
39,500
158,000
98,000
980,000
801,000
1,838,500

 

In year to date sales, American Gold Eagles at 801,000 ounces are 52.7% higher than the 524,500 ounces delivered through all last year.

The United States Mint does not sell bullion coins directly to the public. They are sold through a network of authorized purchasers who consist of major coin and precious metals dealers, brokerage companies, and other participating financial intermediaries.

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