gold, chart, coins July 8, 2022
Gold prices have fallen a combined $133.20, or 7.1%, through their four straight weekly declines

On Friday and for a second straight session, precious metals moved in same direction — higher — and with similar intensity — slight gains for gold and silver and robust gains for platinum and palladium. Despite their advances, gold and silver extended their weekly losses to four in a row.

Registering a second day of increases following six straight losses, gold for August delivery rose $2.60, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,742.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Still, gold prices fell 3.3% this week. They have now dropped a combined $133.20, or 7.1%, through their four weekly declines. On Wednesday, gold at $1,736.50 an ounce posted its lowest settlement since Sept. 29. The yellow metal is 4.7% lower on the year to date.

In looking ahead to next week, Kitco News offers the following forecasts via their Wall Street & Main Street surveys:

"This week 15 Wall Street analysts participated in Kitco News’ gold survey. Among the participants, six analysts, or 40%, we’re bullish on gold in the near term. At the same time, five analysts, or 33%, were bearish on gold, and four analysts, or 27%, were neutral on the precious metal next week.

Meanwhile, 484 votes were cast in online Main Street polls. Of these, 204 respondents, or 42%, looked for gold to rise next week. Another 183, or 38%, said lower, while 97 voters, or 20%, were neutral in the near term."

Logging a third day of increases following five straight losses, silver for September delivery edged up 4.8 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $19.236 an ounce.

Silver prices fell 2.2% this week, and they have tumbled $2.70, or 12.3%, through their four consecutive weekly losses. On Tuesday, silver at $19.121 an ounce posted its worst finish since July 10, 2020. The metal is 17.6% lower on the year.

In PGM futures on Friday and for the week:

  • October platinum added $17, or 2%, to end at $882.80 an ounce, for a 1.3% weekly increase. On Wednesday, platinum at $840.90 an ounce closed at its lowest price since Sept. 24, 2020.

  • Palladium for September delivery soared $163.20, or 8.2%, to end at $2,156.60 an ounce, for a 11.3% weekly gain.

The two are split on the year so far with platinum 8.6% lower and 12.8% higher.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022

On Friday, the U.S. Mint published higher bullion sales for June and their first bullion sales for July.

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)
Friday / This Week / July April May June 2022 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 15,000 80,500 164,500 31,000* 641,000
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 2,000 3,000 7,000 6,000* 68,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 2,000 14,000 8,000 18,000* 130,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 5,000 25,000 50,000 135,000" 510,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 9,000 27,500 56,000 21,500* 268,500
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 850,000 1,350,000 925,000* 10,706,500
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 14,000 0 0 23,500* 77,500
$25 American Eagle 1 Oz Palladium Coin 0 0 0 0 0

*The U.S. Mint adjusted upwards June sales of: $50 Gold Eagles to 31,000 coins from 27,500 coins; $25 Gold Eagles to 6,000 coins from 4,000 coins; $10 Gold Eagles to 18,000 coins from 16,000 coins; $5 Gold Eagles to 135,000 coins from 105,000 coins; American Silver Eagles to 925,000 coins from 861,000 coins; $50 Gold Buffalos to 21,500 coins from 15,000 coins; and $25 Platinum Eagles to 23,500 coins from 18,500 coins.

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Yesterday (July 7th) all the gold and silver Purple Heart commemorative coins suddenly and unexpectedly became “Not Available” after only being available for pre-sale ordering for about 4 months. Based on the reported sales figures, sales have been somewhat lack luster and well below their mintage limits (across all products). Today, the 2023 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars became available for Enrollment ordering with HOL = 3 for all 5 Enrollments. Compared to the 2021 Silver Dollars, the prices are lower and the mintage limits are higher for the 2023 Dollars. The 2023(P) Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar Uncirculated Coin… Read more »

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Major D, many thanks for the timely update on the National Purple Heart Commemoratives. It made no cents that they went “not available” on Thursday, so early in the year after launch and still in the pre-sale mode. BTW, on Wednesday the price dropped $12.50 for the gold proof and uncirculated NPH coins, as well as the Negro Leagues Baseball gold coins. You sure have an Eagle Eye for spotting things Mint wise.
One of my favorite Ben Franklin quotes is, “Some people are weather wise, but most are otherwise.”


Sir Kaiser and Major D, I concur with both of you. The proof finish is more desirable than the uncirculated finish, and the lower mintages of the uncirculated coins make them more desirable than their higher mintage proof counterparts.


I prefer the Peace Dollar and signed up to receive the maximum of my “preciouses”. Either way, these may be a good item for the future (a.k.a. retirement). Time will tell. My only regret is I didn’t order 3 of the 2021 Peace Dollars. I wasn’t impressed with the Morgans. I prefer the original, pre-1921 coins. Then again, I never really cared for the Morgan Dollars. The Seated Liberty and Peace Dollars are my interests. The Flowing Hair and Draped Bust are beyond my price range.


Wow, they keep pushing out the expected in stock shipping date for the National Purple Heart Commemorative coins. The original expected shipping date was June 8, then it was June 29, and then July 13, and now its moved all the way to October 10. With a whopping 8 month time delay from when they first went on pre-sale in February to finally being delivered in October, the Mint should expect thousands of cancellations and returns since the thrill for these coins will be gone by October and the credit card glitches will be highly problematic. What the heck is… Read more »

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The charts don’t lie – the ride for Gold and Silver is almost over


I posted this chart in another thread. Fits better here. Both silver and gold have failed key price levels –


I don’t know if we have any technical chart readers here so I post mine a bit more user friendly but yours is a beauty – do I detect of touch of Fibonocci! Since all the shenanigans began around the $12 range I have no doubt your $13.80 is attainable – the manipulators never fully duplicate their actions as that would be too easy for us sheep to predict their next moves and giving all that much more credence to your $13.80. As I mentioned in another thread, aside from the the CPH and the upcoming ASE (S) physical silver… Read more »


Right on Sir Kaiser,

Sadly some poor saps were in it to win it and thought over-paying by 200% or more would somehow turn a profit for them


Sir Honorable Wise Kaiser, I do make purchases based on today’s price, too. One example, if silver heads toward $13-14 an ounce or so, (which the charts tell me is possible), I’ll circle the big bullion outfits and wait. I mean, APMEX, JM Bullion, etc. will lower prices, right? Right now, a 2022 AE (BU) is ~$16 over spot. Really?! Same for U.S. Mint AE prices. Too high this year. I do this on individual coins, as well. Silver, gold, 1909-S VDB, etc. Patience is difficult. But I circle as long as I can to get a reasonably fair entry… Read more »

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Do or do not. There is no try.


What are you guys smoking


There’s a longer version with a bit more humor but I just couldn’t locate it in the Matrix known as the Internet

or “World Wide Web” aka “World Wide Waste” of time


I think your a classic example of why America is allegedly split down the middle – I provide concrete proof and your still in complete denial and want to argue what can’t be argued.

As to why I come here; for the exchange of meaningful information, to expose the Coin Mafia and spread awareness that Silver does not cost $73 an ounce in the real World; only inside the fantasy known as the US Mint AND most of all, I just enjoy the company.


There you go again – why does someone have to be right and someone have to be wrong –

there are no winners – we are all losers when paying $73 an ounce for Silver to the US Mint

We can’t even get along on this little blog so how could we ever bring change (no pun) to the corrupt US Mint


War is Hell


Looks like today’s Russia.


No Argument from me

Last edited 4 months ago by FViia

Not Plan 9 From Outer Space?


If only we had heeded the early warnings


Not counting all those other times by Uncle Same. But who’s counting?


The US Mint has once again reduced the HOL on the American Women Quarters 3 Roll-Set Enrollment.
The new number is 3 sets per household via enrollments – down from four for the previous release and 5 for Sally Ride – I do not know if there were limits on Maya Angelou – if you know feel free to share.
What does this mean? More sets for US Mint Dealers and less for collector’s unless you want to pay the Dealers inflated prices.


Images are disappearing on this thread and shortly after I clicked on your video – did you jinx me Kaiser – I’m also getting flooded with ads on top of ads like I have never seen before WTF. Someone is using an adblocker or BOT that is adjusted tooooooooooo strong

You can steal a man’s silver but don’t mess with his meme’s

Last edited 4 months ago by SENZA

Elvis has left the tank.


Good news, the Mint fixed the problem with all Accounts’ “My Product Enrollments” and “Order History” this morning.


Sir Kaiser, the problem with posting and displaying images (memes) is only affecting this Coin News report and comment section. All other threads are unaffected.


With different dates and mint marks, where applicable. There are always the Austrian bullion coins, as an option.


Ummm this thread is a total cluster F just kill it – as for a connection between this and the US Mint Cluster F I see no correlation unless Ventris is running this Blog

Last edited 4 months ago by SENZA

Signed up for all the Morgan and Peace Dollars thru the Enrollment Program. I maxed out for 3 of each offering knowing I can always reduce the quantity at a later date. Personally, I’m going to focus on collecting the Morgans and Peace Dollars instead of the ‘turkey winged’ ASE. I can’t fathom how or why the Mint would price these coins now considering the volatile environment silver is in currently. If silver does indeed drop to $14-$16 an ounce, will anyone still want to pay $67 for the Uncirculated coins?

Last edited 4 months ago by Larry