Precious Metals and U.S. Mint Bullion Sales Jump on Monday, Aug. 8


Gold rose more modestly while silver, platinum and palladium rallied in their start to the new trading week on Monday.

Gold for December delivery rose $14, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,805.20 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

"The precious metals were boosted today by a weaker U.S. dollar index and falling U.S. Treasury bond yields, as well as a rally in the crude oil market today. Some modest safe-haven demand was also featured in gold and silver," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.

Gold futures traded between $1,786.90 and $1,806.40. They climbed 0.5% last week.

Silver for September delivery jumped 77.2 cents, or 3.9%, to end at $20.614 an ounce. Silver futures ranged from $19.74 and $20.75. The settlement was the highest since June 29.

In other precious metals futures prices on Monday:

  • October platinum tacked on $13.70, or 1.5%, to $938.40 an ounce, trading between $918.50 and $948.80.

  • Palladium for September delivery soared $112.80, or 5.3%, to $2,241.50 an ounce, ranging from $2,116 to $2,252. The settlement was the best since April 29.

Last week, platinum gained 3.9% and palladium slopped 0.05%.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022

Published United States Mint bullion sales showed gains for the first time this month, rising a combined:

  • 23,500 ounces in American Gold Eagles,
  • 408,000 ounces in American Silver Eagles,
  • 1,000 ounces in American Platinum Eagles, and
  • 6,500 ounces in American Gold Buffalos.

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)
Monday / August May June July 2022 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 21,000 164,500 31,000 59,500 706,500
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 1,000 7,000 6,000 5,000 72,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 2,000 8,000 18,000 2,000 132,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 15,000 50,000 135,000 20,000 540,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 6,500 56,000 21,500 39,500 305,500
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 408,000 1,350,000 925,000 850,000 11,964,500
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 1,000 0 23,500 15,500 80,000
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