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  • dbtunr dbtunr Jan 14, 2014 7:26 PM Flag

    US Mint sales still strong into 2014

    First Day 2014 Silver Eagle Bullion Sales Reach 3,180,500
    January 13, 2014 By Michael Zielinski

    2014 Silver EagleToday, January 13, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders from authorized purchasers for the 2014-dated American Silver Eagle bullion coins. First day sales reached 3,180,500 coins from the weekly allocation of 3,575,000 coins.

    This year's opening day sales came in lower than the prior year, when authorized purchasers had ordered 3,937,000 coins on the first day of availability, representing what seemed to be the highest ever one-day sales for the program.

    In other recent years, first day sales totals had reached 3,197,000 for 2012-dated coins, 2,085,000 for 2011 coins, and 2,440,000 for 2010 coins.

    Ahead of the start of sales for the 2014 Silver Eagles, the US Mint had informed authorized purchasers that approximately 3.5 million coins would be available for allocation on January 13. Further information had indicated that allocated quantities for the following week would be much lower.

    The US Mint has been striking the bullion coins at both the West Point and San Francisco Mint facilities, although final fulfillment for all coins takes place at West Point.

    Sales of 2014-dated coins for the US Mint's gold bullion programs started earlier this month on January 2, 2014. Through January 13, American Gold Eagle bullion sales have reached 63,000 ounces and American Gold Buffalo bullion sales have reached 32,500 ounces.

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    • Heritage Auctions more than $105 Million of Coins & Currency in One Week
      By Heritage Auction on January 15, 2014 12:39 PM

      $90+ Million sold at FUN in Orlando; $15 Million at NYINC. Many price records broken.

      Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest numismatic auctioneer, sold more than $105 million worth of coins and currency Jan. 5-12, 2014, setting records across U.S. Coins, World Coins and U.S. Currency including the most valuable piece of currency on the planet.

      “The number of records broken during the first full week of 2014 is unprecedented in the history of numismatics,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “These results show numismatics is a vibrant and thriving hobby and we are grateful to play a leading role in its growth.”

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