2013 Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Log Record April Sales

May 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

April proved to be another record sales month for 2013 American Silver Eagles bullion coins. Investors continued to purchase them in droves even as the silver market fell to levels not seen for two and a half years.

2013 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

Sales of 2013 Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Topped 3.3 Million in March

During the month, the US Mint recorded bullion Silver Eagle sales of 4,087,000 for a 21.8% jump over a very strong March and a 168.9% pounding over April 2012. More telling, April 2013 landed sixth on the top ten list of all-time monthly sales — there have been 318 months since the series debuted in October 1986.

Top 10 Sales Months for American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

Rank Month Sales
1 January 2013 7,498,000
2 January 2011 6,422,000
3 January 2012 6,107,000
4 September 2011 4,460,500
5 November 2010 4,260,000
6 April 2013 4,087,000
7 December 1986 3,696,000
8 August 2011 3,679,500
9 May 2011 3,653,500
10 May 2010 3,636,500


This record position comes despite the fact that April is historically a slower month for the American Silver Eagle program. And with that, it is not surprising to find that April 2013 now also stands as the best April ever for the bullion coins.

Silver Eagle sales have maintained extremely strong levels all year. Through April, the US Mint has sold a total of 18,310,000 to its network of authorized purchasers. This is easily the best January through April period in the history of the series. For comparison, it took until July 16th last year for sales to reach that same level. The January through April 2012 period saw a total of 15,248,000 Silver Eagles sold.

Investor interest in the bullion coins proved strong despite an extremely volatile silver market in April. At one point, the London Fix for silver fell to $22.91 an ounce (on April 24th) for the lowest Fix for silver since October 2010. Last month, silver in London plunged $4.22, or 14.7%, with the final fixing at $24.42 an ounce.

April 2013 saw no sales for the bullion America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Coins. The last of the 2012-dated coins sold out on March 1st of this year with the 2013-dated strikes not yet released for sale.

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