This year’s uncirculated Silver Eagle with its anniversary edge lettering moved strong out of the gate.
Orders for the 2016-W American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin totaled 126,902 pieces in the first day, according to the United States Mint.
It will outperform the start of last year’s edition which opened with four-day sales of 127,872. Before then, the first reported sales of the previous three coins reached:
- 106,349 in four days for the 2014-dated coin;
- 104,570 in seven days for the 2013-dated coin; and
- 123,801 in four days for the 2012-dated coin.
After not having been produced for two years, pent-up demand supported the 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle which logged five-day sales of 184,967.
Similar to past years, demand will decide how many coins sell. There are no mintage limits or household ordering limits. Below is a table showing how the series has performed since it was introduced. Sales figures include all standard versions, including those sold individually as well as those purchased as part of numismatic sets.
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Available for $44.95, buy this year’s coin directly from the U.S. Mint’s online store, located here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).