American Silver Eagle Sales Out Shine Gold Eagle Sales in April

Sales of American Silver Eagles Were 238 Times Greater than Sales of One Ounce American Gold Eagles in April.

U.S. Mint Sells 835,000 American Silver Eagles in April.

Sales of American Silver Eagle Coins in April 2017 were the first full month with sales below one million since February 2008.

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American Silver Eagle Sales Fall 79% in April

The U.S. Mint sold 835,000American Silver Eagles in April. April sales of American Silver Eagle coins were down 79.4% from April 2016 when the U.S Mint sold 4,072,000 Silver Eagle coins.

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April Sales of American Silver Eagle coins 1987 - 2017

The U.S. Mint sold 835,000 American Silver Eagles in April 2017, the lowest April total since 2007 when 280,000 silver eagles were sold.

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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

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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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In 2016, sales of American Silver Eagles fell 20% from record sales of 47,000,000 in 2015.

American Silver Eagle Mintages – 1986-2017

American Silver eagle Sales 1986- 2017 annual April

The U.S. Mint sold a record 47,000,000 American Silver Eagle coins in 2015

The Gold Silver Ratio

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The gold silver ratio spiked nearly 9% over the past thirty days.

American Silver Eagle Sales by month 2016 - 2017

The Silver To Gold Sales Ratio

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 2008 -2016

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

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

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