Perth Mint bullion products ended mixed in February as sales of gold coins and gold bars grew from the prior month but sales of silver coins slipped to a ten-month low.
Perth Mint gold sales advanced 31,981 ounces last month for a 38% increase from the 23,174 ounces sold in January, the weakest month since April 2012. Sales fell 32% from the 47,003 ounces moved a year earlier.
February sales of silver coins at 392,114 ounces dropped 33.1% from the 585,953 ounces in January but they inched up from the 392,088 ounces sold in February 2014.
Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales by Month
Below is a monthly breakdown of Perth Mint bullion sales from February 2014 to February 2015.
|Perth Mint Bullion Sales (in troy ounces)|
US Mint Bullion Sales in February
U.S. Mint bullion sales in February slowed from a month and year earlier.
American Silver Eagle bullion sales at 3.022 million ounces fell 45.4% from January sales of 5.53 million ounces and declined 19.4% from the 3.75 million ounces registered in February 2014.
American Gold Eagle bullion sales at 18,500 ounces dropped 77.2% from the prior month’s 81,000 ounces and fell 40.3% from the 31,000 ounces sold a year earlier.
American Buffalo gold coins at 12,000 ounces declined 65.2% from January sales of 34,500 ounces. Year-ago February sales also reached 12,000 ounces.