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Will 2014 Gold Eagle Demand Beat 2013?
By Numismatic News
January 09, 2014

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During the first five days of availability, buyers took 31,000 one-ounce 2014-dated American Eagle bullion coins and 20,000 one-ounce 2014-dated gold Buffalo bullion coins.

However, both numbers were put in the shade by initial demand for tenth-ounce American Eagle bullion coins. The Mint’s Authorized Purchasers grabbed 80,000 of those.

Also sold as of Jan. 7 were 4,000 2014 half-ounce American Eagles and 10,000 quarter-ounce Eagles.

Even though the Mint allowed its Authorized Purchasers to buy only 2014 dates if they wanted to, demand was also in evidence for 2013-dated coins in the opening days of 2014.

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Here buyers took 50,000 2013-one-ounce Eagles, 10,000 half-ounce Eagles, 14,000 quarter-ounce Eagles and 60,000 tenth-ounce coins. For Buffaloes, the number of 2013-dated coins that went out the door was 16,000.

Combined, demand for one-ounce Eagle coins totaled 81,000 compared to 124,500 for the whole month of January 2013.

As of Jan. 7, the Mint had orders for 3,937,000 2014-dated silver American Eagle bullion coins. Delivery was to start Jan. 13.

In all of January 2013, the Mint sold 7,498,000 silver Eagles.


 

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