Precious metals hardly changed Wednesday as both gains and losses among them were less than a half percent for all but platinum, which slipped 0.6%.
Gold for December shed $1, or 0.06%, to settle at $1,775.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Gold futures traded between $1,773.40 and $1,788.20. They dipped 0.01% on Tuesday and they rose 0.4% on Monday, for their highest finish since Aug. 16.
Silver for December delivery rose less than a cent, or 0.03%, to settle at $21.524 an ounce. Silver futures traded between $21.45 and $22.16. They dropped 2.7% on Tuesday and they gained 2.1% on Monday, for their best settlement since June. 2.
In PGM futures on Wednesday:
January platinum declined $6.20 to $1,016.20 an ounce, ranging from $1,011.50 to $1,034.40.
- Palladium for December delivery added $3, or 0.1%, to $2,081.30 an ounce, trading between $2,018 and $2,113.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022
Published United States Mint bullion sales have been unchanged for the month so far. 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)|
|Wednesday / November||June||July||August||September||October||2022 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||31,000||59,500||47,500||47,500||59,500||840,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||6,000||5,000||2,000||0||2,000||75,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||18,000||2,000||4,000||4,000||2,000||140,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||135,000||20,000||20,000||15,000||15,000||575,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||21,500||39,500||22,500||44,500||39,500||405,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||925,000||850,000||850,000||833,000||1,258,000||14,497,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||23,500||15,500||1,000||0||0||80,000|