The U.S. Mint sold 1,025,000 American Silver Eagles in August, down 19.9% from August 2016 sales of 1,280,000. August sales of 1,025,000 American Silver Eagle coins were down 55.8% from July 2016 when the U.S Mint sold 2,320,500 Silver Eagle coins.
Through August 2017, the U.S. Mint sold 15,528,500 American Silver Eagles down 46% from 28,900,500 sold through August 2017.
August sales of 1,025,000 American Silver Eagles were the lowest August total since the U.S. Mint Sold 413,000 in August 2006.
Description:Obverse: The front of the coin shows a walking lady liberty, the year of mintage and the words “LIBERTY” “IN GOD WE TRUST” Reverse: the back of the coin shows an eagle with the words “1 oz. FINE SILVER – ONE DOLLAR” “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
Composition/Weight: 1 oz. pure silver (.9993 silver .0007 copper) Designers: Adolph A. Weinman (obverse) John Mercanti (reverse) Face Value: $1 Mint Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, California and West Point, New York Years Minted: 1986 – present
The United States Mint produces the American Silver Eagle coin from mints in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. The American Silver Eagle is by far the most recognized government produced silver coin and has sold over 350 million since production began in 1986 through 2016.
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Sales of silver have been proportionally far higher than sales of gold coins at the U.S. Mint in recent years. That trend continued in 2016 and was becoming less pronounced. With the drop off in silver sales in July and August and the firming gold sales the silver to gold sales ratio has fallen. The silver to gold sales ratio in 2014 was over 100:1 in 2014 and in 2015 it was 75:1. American Silver Eagle sales were on record pace in 2016 but fell sharply in July and August, while American Gold Eagle sales increased, resulting in a lower silver to gold sales ratio.
Sales of American Silver Eagles in the second half of the year were 56% lower than in the half of 2016. (26,250,500 ASE sold in the first half of 2016 vs 11,451,000 sold in the second half) Conversely, sales of one ounce American Gold Eagles were consistently strong all through 2016. (406,000 sold in the first half of 2016 vs. 411,500 sold in the second half).
Silver To Gold Sales Ratio 1986 -2017
The silver to gold sales ratio in January 2017 was 59.28 to 1.
The silver to gold sales ratio in February 2017 was 57.86 to 1.
The silver to gold sales ratio in March 2017 was 100.94 to 1.
The silver to gold sales ratio in April 2017 was 238 to 1
The silver to gold sales ratio in May 2017 was 245 to 1
The silver to gold sales ratio in June 2017 was 246.5 to 1
The silver to gold sales ratio in July 2017 was 181.6 to 1
The silver to gold sales ratio in August 2017 was 157.7.6 to 1
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