The United States Mint recorded stronger sales in October for their suite of bullion products — American Gold Eagles, American Siler Eagles, and American Gold Buffalos. Year-to-date levels for American Eagles, however, are trailing those from last year.
American Eagle gold bullion coins advanced 62,500 ounces in October, rising 25% from 50,000 ounces in September while falling 59.2% from 153,000 ounces in October 2021. American Gold Eagle sales for the year to date at 970,000 ounces are 9.8% lower than the 1,075,500 ounces sold during the same period last year.
American Eagle silver bullion sales rose by 1,258,000 ounces, marking increases of 51% from 833,000 ounces in the prior month and 16.9% from 1,076,000 ounces in October of last year. 2022 American Silver Eagle sales at 14,497,500 ounces are 45.8% lower than the 26,751,500 ounces sold during the leading ten months of 2021.
American Buffalo gold bullion sales increased by 39,500 ounces, rising 11.2% from 44,500 ounces in September and falling 3.7% from 41,000 ounces in October 2021. American Gold Buffalo sales for the year at 405,500 ounces are 34.9% higher than the 300,500 ounces sold in the same period last year.
August sales of the 1-ounce American Eagle platinum bullion coins were muted for a second month in a row following gains of 1,000 in August; 15,500 in July; 23,500 in June; 14,200 ounces in March; and 25,800 in February. Their year-to-date sales of 80,000 coins tops last year’s edition which posted increases of 35,000 in March and 40,000 in May for a 2021 total of 75,000 coins.
Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.
|July to October 2022 US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||59,500||47,500||47,500||59,500||840,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||5,000||2,000||0||2,000||75,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||2,000||4,000||4,000||2,000||140,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||20,000||20,000||15,000||15,000||575,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||39,500||22,500||44,500||39,500||405,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||850,000||850,000||833,000||1,258,000||14,497,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||15,500||1,000||0||0||80,000|
|January – June 2022 US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||123,500||86,000||140,500||80,500||164,500||31,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||45,000||0||5,000||3,000||7,000||6,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||64,000||4,000||20,000||14,000||8,000||18,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||195,000||25,000||75,000||25,000||50,000||135,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||61,500||28,500||64,500||27,500||56,000||21,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||5,001,000||1,500,000||1,080,500||850,000||1,350,000||925,000|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||25,800||14,200||0||0||23,500|