Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in August 2011 Rank as Forth Highest Month

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

2011 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

Sales of the American Silver Eagle bullion coins were remarkable in August 2011, racking up numbers good enough to qualify it as the best August ever. And if that was not impressive enough, August sales also catapulted the month to the all-time fourth highest in the history of the U.S. Mint’s American Silver Eagle program.

The United States Mint recorded 3,679,500 of the one-ounce bullion Silver Eagles sold to its network of authorized purchasers in August. That number literally shattered the previous August record established just last year when a very respectable 2,451,000 were ordered.

August 1987 – August 2011 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

August 1987 - August 2011 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales


Making recent figures more astounding is the fact that a summer month now qualifies as the fourth best month since the Silver Eagles were first introduced in 1986. Typically, summer months were seen as slow for United States Mint bullion products.

Top 10 Month for Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

Rank Month & Year Total
1 January 2011 6,422,000
2 November 2010 4,260,000
3 December 1986 3,696,000
4 August 2011 3,679,500
5 May 2011 3,653,500
6 May 2010 3,636,500
7 January 2010 3,592,500
8 June 2011 3,402,000
9 March 2010 3,381,000
10 February 2011 3,240,000


American Silver Eagle sales have consistently shattered records since 2008. The trend is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. With the recent jump from August sales, this year already qualifies as the second best ever for the coins.

Top 5 Silver Eagle Sales Year

Rank Year Total
1 2010 34,662,500
2 2011 (Jan. – Aug.) 28,951,000
3 2009 28,766,500
4 2008 19,583,500
5 2002 10,475,500


Tallying up the eight months of the year shows a total of 28,951,000 Eagles sold to date. That is enough to nudge past the previous #2 holder which was year 2009 when a total of 28,766,500 were sold.

Eagle sales are on pace to top the number one annual spot which was established just last year with a total of 34,662,500. To overtake that 5,711,500 difference, the remaining four months of the year only need to average 1.43 million.

YTD American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

Month Total
January 6,422,000
February 3,240,000
March 2,767,000
April 2,819,000
May 3,653,500
June 3,402,000
July 2,968,000
August 3,679,500
YTD TOTAL 28,951,000


Congress initially authorized bullion American Eagles in 1985 as an affordable option for investors to add small amounts of precious metals to their portfolios. Since the introduction of the coins the following year, the United States Mint has sold an astonishing 270.228 million, each with the United States government’s guarantee of weight and purity.

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