Sales of the United States Mint’s American Gold Eagle bullion coins experienced stronger sales in March, exceeding the levels of both the prior month and year ago period. The American Silver Eagle saw higher sales compared to the prior month, but could not measure up to the year ago period.
During March 2015, Gold Eagle bullion sales reached 46,500 ounces across all options. The sales were broken down as 35,000 one ounce coins, 5,000 one-half ounce coins, 8,000 one-quarter ounce coins, and 70,000 one-tenth ounce coins.
The monthly sales total for the latest month was more than double the previous month when sales had reached 18,500 ounces. The sales total was also more than double compared to the year ago period when sales were 21,000 ounces.
For the first quarter of 2015, Gold Eagle bullion sales reached 146,000 ounces. This figure is up slightly compared to the year ago period when sales had reached 143,500 ounces.
March 2015 US Mint Bullion Coin Sales
|Mar 2015||YTD 2015|
|American Platinum Eagle 1 oz||0||0|
|American Gold Eagle 1 oz||35,000||99,000|
|American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz||5,000||25,000|
|American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz||8,000||44,000|
|American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz||70,000||235,000|
|American Gold Buffalo 1 oz||9,500||56,000|
|American Silver Eagle 1 oz||3,519,000||12,071,000|
|America the Beautiful Silver 5 oz||15,000||35,000|
During March 2015, Silver Eagle bullion coin sales reached 3,519,000 ounces. This figure was up compared to the prior month when sales were 3,022,000, but down compared to the year ago period when sales had jumped to 5,354,000 ounces.
For the first quarter of 2015, Silver Eagle sales reached 12,071,000 ounces. This compares to 2014 first quarter sales of 13,879,000 ounces.
Other bullion products offered by the United States Mint during the month included the one ounce 24 karat American Gold Buffalo Coins, which recorded sales of 9,500 pieces, and the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins, which recorded sales of 15,000 pieces.