Following the typically robust sales in January, gold and silver bullion coin sales at the United States Mint were lower in February.
Sales of the American Silver Eagle bullion coins measured 3,022,000 ounces for February. This figure was down from the prior month when sales had reached 5,530,000 ounces. The figure was also down from the year ago period of February 2014 when sales were 3,750,000 ounces.
For the year to date, Silver Eagle sales have now reached 8,552,000 ounces.
February 2015 US Mint Bullion Coin Sales
|Feb 2015||YTD 2015|
|American Platinum Eagle 1 oz||0||0|
|American Gold Eagle 1 oz||12,500||64,000|
|American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz||2,000||20,000|
|American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz||0||36,000|
|American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz||50,000||165,000|
|American Gold Buffalo 1 oz||12,000||46,500|
|American Silver Eagle 1 oz||3,022,000||8,552,000|
|America the Beautiful Silver 5 oz||20,000||20,000|
During February, American Gold Eagle bullion sales were confined to three of the four different sizes offered by the US Mint. Monthly sales were 12,500 one ounce coins, 2,000 one-half ounce coins, and 50,000 one-tenth ounce coins. Collectively, these coins accounted for 18,500 ounces of gold. This figure was down from the prior month when sales were 81,000 ounces and down from the year ago period when sales had reached 31,000 ounces.
For the year to date, Gold Eagle sales have now reached 99,500 ounces.
Other bullion products available from the US Mint during the month included the one ounce 24 karat American Gold Buffalo coins and five ounce America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. The Gold Buffalo coins sold 12,000 pieces during the month, while the America the Beautiful Coins sold 20,000 ounces.
The US Mint has not yet made available the 2015-dated American Platinum Eagles, which represents their only platinum bullion offering.