Sales of the United States Mint’s 2015-dated American Silver Eagle bullion coins have reached 3,701,500 according to the latest available figures. The current year dated silver bullion coins went on sale to authorized purchasers earlier this week on January 12, 2015.
Opening day orders received for the 2015 Silver Eagles had reached 2,958,000, which represented a lower debut compared to the prior two years. The 2014-dated Silver Eagles had opening day sales of 3,180,500, and the 2013-dated coins had opening day sales of 3,575,000.
According to information provided earlier, the US Mint is offering the Silver Eagles to authorized purchasers under their standard allocation program. The program has been used to effectively ration the bullion coins when the available supply falls short of demand.
Last year, the US Mint recorded total Silver Eagle sales of 4,775,000 during the full month of January. For the full year, sales would go on to reach a new record of 44,006,000.
The Mint began sales of 2015-dated American Gold Eagle bullion coins on January 5, 2015. The latest figures indicate sales of 45,000 of the one ounce coins, 16,000 of the half ounce coins, 30,000 of the quarter ounce coins, and 85,000 of the tenth ounce coins. Altogether, this accounts for 69,000 ounces of gold bullion.
The 2015 Gold Eagles were not subject to allocation since the US Mint anticipated having an ample supply available. The Mint will begin issuing any remaining balance of 2014-dated Gold Eagles on a fixed ratio basis for orders placed by authorized purchasers from January 20.
Last year, the US Mint recorded total Gold Eagle sales of 91,500 ounces during the full month of January. For the full year, sales reached 524,000 ounces, representing a decline of 38.8% compared to the prior year.