American Silver Eagle Sales Spike Out of the Gate in 2017.
U.S. Mint Sells 3,747,500 American Silver Eagles on First Day of 2017.
Sales of American Silver Eagle Coins on the First Day of 2017 were 35% Higher than First Day of 2016.
First Day 2017 sales of American Silver Eagles were higher than total annual sales of 1996 (3,466,000) and 1997 (3,636,000).
American Silver Eagle front
The U.S. Mint’s first sales report of the year showed that American Silver Eagle sales spiked 35% on the first day of 2017, compared to the first day of 2016. In 2016, sales of American Silver Eagles fell 20% from record sales of 47,000,000 in 2015.
Sales of American Silver Eagles in January 2016 were 5,945,000. The largest sales ever recorded in January were in 2013 when 7,498,000 American Silver Eagles were sold.
The U.S. Mint sold 3,747,000 American Silver Eagles on the first day of 2017, more than the monthly January totals of each year from 1987-2010.
American Silver Eagle
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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The U.S. Mint has sold 490,018,000 American Silver Eagles from 1987 through the first sales day of January 2017.
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