Silver to Gold Sales Ratio Soars in May at the U.S. Mint

U.S. Mint sold 245 times more American Silver Eagles Than One Ounce American Gold Eagles in May.

U.S. Mint Sold 2,455,000 American Silver Eagles in May up 67% from 835,000 sold in April.

American Silver Eagle sales in May were down 45% from May 2016 sales of 4,498,500.

Through May, sales of American Silver Eagles are down 52% year over year.

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American Silver Eagle sales rebounded to “normal” Levels in May

American Silver Eagle Sales Fall 45% in May

The U.S. Mint sold 2,455,000 American Silver Eagles in May. Sales of American Silver Eagle coins were down 45.4% from May 2016 when the U.S Mint sold 4,498,500 Silver Eagle coins.

May sales of American Silver Eagles 1987 - 2017

The U.S. Mint sold 2,455,000 American Silver Eagles in May 2017, down 45% from May 2016 but up 21% from May 2015 when 2,023,500 silver eagles were sold.

American Gold Eagle sales by month 2016 vs 2017 through may

The U.S. Mint sold 23,413,000 American Silver Eagles through May 2016. Through May 2017, the U.S. Mint has sold 11,247,500 of 52% fewer than 2016.

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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 1987 - 2017 through may

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

The Gold Silver Ratio

American Silver Eagle Premiums May 30 2017

American Silver Eagle premiums have been relatively steady for the past year or so.

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 2016 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).

The trend has reversed in 2017!

Silver To Gold Sales Ratio 2008 -2017

Silver to Gold Sales Ratio 2009 - 2017

>h4>Sales of gold and silver have fallen sharply in 2017 but gold sales have fallen further.

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

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Gold Silver Ratio may 31 2017

The gold silver ratio fell 1.4% in May after rising 9% in April.

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