American Gold Eagle Sales Rise 30% in 2016

U.S. Mint November 2016 American Gold Eagle Sales Report.

The U.S Mint sold 817,500 one ounce American Gold Eagle Coins in 2016 up 30.1% from 626,500 sold in 2015 and up 97% from 426,500 sold in 2014.

Sales of one ounce American Gold Eagles were the highest since 2011

Total ounces of gold attributable to all American Gold Eagle Coins including 1/10, 1/4/ 1/2 and one once coins were 985,000 ounces up 18.6% from 801,500 ounces sold in 2015 and up 88% from 524,500 ounces sold in 2014.

December Sales of One Ounce American Gold Eagles were 23,000.

Silver to Gold sales in December was 10.43:1, the lowest of the year.

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2016 american gold eagle sales by month final

American Gold Eagle sales were strong most of 2016.

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U.S. Mint American Gold Eagle Sales

Sales of one ounce American Gold Eagle coins in December 2016 were down 82% compared to November 2016 sales of 129,000.

In December 2015, the U.S. Mint sold no American Gold Eagle coins.

December sales of one ounce American Gold Eagle coins 1986 - 2016 final

December 2016 sales of one ounce American Gold Eagles reflected just one week of sales during the month.

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The U.S. Mint also sold 74,000 one half ounce, 152,000 quarter ounce and 925,000 one tenth ounce American Gold Eagle coins for a total of 147,500 ounces of American Gold Eagle coins sold in 2016. In October, the U.S Mint sold a total of 985,000 ounces of American Gold Eagle coins.

In 2016, the U.S. Mint has sold 817,500 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins and a total of 1,968,500 American Gold Eagle coins of all denominations for a total of 985,000 ounces of gold sold in the form of American Gold Eagles.

One ounce American Gold Eagle Sales 1986 - 2016 final

Sales of one ounce American Gold Eagle coins in 2016 were the best since 2011.

Gold sales led silver sales at the height of the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Gold was also more popular during the run up to Y2K.

Gold is the metal where investors go to first when there are signs of financial uncertainty.

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American Gold Eagle Premiums December 20 2016

American gold eagle premiums rose the last four months of 2016.

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Silver To Gold Sales Ratio in December

American Silver Eagle to American Gold Eagle Sales Ratio 2008 -2016

In 1998 the silver to gold sales ratio was just 2.8 to one when the U.S. Mint sold 1,518,000 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins and 4,320,000 American Silver Eagles!

In December the U.S. Mint sold 240,000 American Silver Eagles and 23,000 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 10.4 to 1

In November the U.S. Mint sold 3,061,000 American Silver Eagles and 129,000 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 23.7 to 1

In October the U.S. Mint sold 3,825,000 American Silver Eagles and 100,500 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 38 to 1

In September the U.S. Mint sold 1,675,000 American Silver Eagles and 79,000 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 21.2 to 1

In August the U.S. Mint sold 1,280,000 American Silver Eagles and 50,000 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 25.6 to 1

In July the U.S. Mint sold 1,370,000 American Silver Eagles and 30,000 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 45.66 to 1

In June, the U.S. Mint sold 2,837,500 American Silver Eagles and 62,500 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 45.4 to 1

In May, the U.S. Mint sold 4,498,500 American Silver Eagles and 64,500 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 69.74 to 1.

In April, the U.S. Mint sold 4,072,000 American Silver Eagles and 93,000 one ounce American Gold Eagles for a silver to gold sales ratio of 43.78 to 1.

Gold Silver Ratio one year chart december 18 2016

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