Demand for 2016-dated bullion American Silver Eagles continues to drive sales. The United States Mint by Wednesday sold 86.8% of this week’s allotment of 1 million coins.
It’s only the middle of the month and already May 2016 sales of 2,925,500 exceeded May 2015’s end-of-month total of 2,023,500. For the year, 2016 Silver Eagles are at 21,840,000, which is 34.6% higher than the same time in record-breaking year 2015.
In the latest numismatic sales stats from the U.S. Mint, the best-selling silver product was the 2016 Silver Proof Set with its weekly increase of 5,009 units. The set’s total ticked up to 196,188. It launched on April 18.
2016-P Cumberland Gap Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins added 831 to their total during their first full week of availability, so 15,685 have sold since their debuted on May 5.
The table below shows the latest sales stats for collector coins and related silver products from the U.S. Mint. Sunday, May 15, is the as of date for the standard collectibles and Wednesday, May 18, is the as of date for the bullion products.
US Mint Sales: Silver Coins for Collectors
|Previous Sales||New Sales||Unit Increase||% Increase||Mintage Limit|
|2016 Proof NPS Silver Dollar||36,538||37,310||772||2.11%||500,000|
|2016 Uncirculated NPS Silver Dollar||14,130||14,297||167||1.18%|
|2016 NPS Three-Coin Proof Set||10,901||11,028||127||1.17%|
|2016 Proof Mark Twain Silver Coins||60,020||60,648||628||1.05%||350,000|
|2016 Uncirculated Mark Twain Silver Coins||22,289||22,424||135||0.61%|
|50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection||221,134||221,134||0||0.00%||225,000|
|2015 Congratulations Set||7,895||7,895||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2015-W Proof Silver Eagles||699,623||699,623||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets||64,505||65,256||751||1.16%||none|
|2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets||99,647||99,731||84||0.08%||none|
|2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets||22,691||22,691||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2015-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle||201,188||201,188||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2016 Silver Proof Sets||191,179||196,188||5,009||2.62%||none|
|2015 Silver Proof Sets||371,693||372,041||348||0.09%||none|
|2016-P Cumberland Gap 5 Ounce Silver Coins||14,854||15,685||831||5.59%||30,000|
|2016-P Shawnee 5 Ounce Silver Coins||16,675||16,851||176||1.06%||30,000|
|2015-P Saratoga 5 Ounce Silver Coins||17,563||17,563||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2015-P Bombay Hook 5 Ounce Silver Coins||17,309||17,309||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2015-P Blue Ridge 5 Ounce Silver Coins||17,461||17,461||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2015-P Kisatchie 5 Ounce Silver Coins||19,449||19,449||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2015-P Homestead 5 Ounce Silver Coins||21,286||21,286||0||0.00%||30,000|
US Mint Bullion Sales: 2016 American Eagle Silver Coins
US Mint Sales: 2015 – 2016 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins
|Unit Increase||Total Sales|
|2016 Shawnee Silver Bullion Coins||0||105,000|
|2016 Cumberland Gap Silver Bullion Coins||0||64,000|
|2016 Harpers Ferry Silver Bullion Coins||N/A||–|
|2016 Theodore Roosevelt Silver Bullion Coins||–|
|2016 Fort Moultrie Silver Bullion Coins||–|
|2015 Homestead Silver Coins||Sold Out||35,000|
|2015 Kisatchie Silver Coins||42,000|
|2015 Blue Ridge Silver Coins||45,000|
|2015 Bombay Hook Silver Coins||45,000|
|2015 Saratoga Silver Coins||45,000|
The number one numismatic seller for the United States Mint last week was the new 2016-P Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. Inaugural sales clocked in at 14,854 between its release on Thursday, May 5 and Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Compared to its predecessor’s coin launch in February, sales for the new collector coin were only a bit slower. Read More…
Bullion American Silver Eagles reached 4,072,000 in April 2016, which was slightly lower than March’s 4,106,000 coins, and yet it was 42.8% higher than April 2015, when their monthly total hit 2,851,500 coins.
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Cumberland Gap of Kentucky is commemorated on a five-ounce silver coin launching this Thursday, May 5, 2016.
Issued by the United States Mint, the collectible is the second 2016-dated release in the series America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. Read More…
The 2016 Silver Proof Set, one of the most popular annual United States Mint products, debuted on Monday, April 18, and its sales hit 176,733 by Sunday.
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One of nature’s largest bird of prey is featured on the Perth Mint’s 2016 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Proof High Relief Coin. Each is composed of one ounce of 99.9% pure silver.
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The quickest mover in the silver category on the latest United States Mint sales chart was the 2016 Proof National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Silver Dollar, jumping by 2,061, but on the bullion side it was the new 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin and 2016 American Silver Eagle.
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