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A Year In Review – 2015 Cumulative Bullion Sales

January 11, 2016 0 Comments

With the New Year being ushered in, and 2015 behind us, we can now look back on the official bullion sales figures for this past year. The United States Mint released the cumulative bullion sales totals and 2015 was a behemoth.

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The previous record for American Silver Eagle sales was 2014 with a total of 44,006,000 coins sold. 2015 bested that record by almost 3 million coins.

American Eagle 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coins 
Year Ounces Sold
2010 34,662,500
2011 39,868,500
2012 33,742,500
2013 42,675,000
2014 44,006,000
2015 47,000,000*  *indicates a record high

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Below are the sales figures for 2015 American Gold Eagles, separated by the weight of the coins.

2015 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins
Weight Coins Sold
1 oz. 626,500
1/2 oz. 75,000
1/4 oz. 158,000
1/10 oz. 980,000
Total: 1,839,500

American Gold Eagles come in 4 different sizes. To get a complete picture of how this year stacks up to years passed, we need to compare the total gold ounces sold. Listed below are the yearly totals of American Gold Eagles sold in terms of ounces.

Ounces of American Eagle Gold Bullion Sold By Year
2010 1,220,500
2011 1,000,000
2012 753,000
2013 856,500
2014 524,500
2015 801,500

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This past year was huge for the America The Beautiful 5 oz Coin Series. Although it did not overtake the massive sales year of 2011, 2015 was the second highest sales total yet.

Total ATB 5 oz. Bullion Sales
Year Coins Sold
2010 165,000
2011 465,100
2012 113,800
2013 160,000
2014 136,000
2015 212,000
Total: 1,251,900

 

2015-1oz-gold-buffalo-obvThe 2015 American Gold Buffalo enjoyed a very healthy year as well with 220,500 Gold Buffalos sold. The yearly sales clocked in with a second place finish and even broke a monthly sales record for December with 9,200 pieces sold. This is the most gold coins ever sold by the U.S. Mint in December.

American Buffalo 24K 1 oz. Gold Bullion Coins
Year Coins Sold
2010 209,000
2011 174,500
2012 132,000
2013 239,000
2014 177,500
2015 220,500
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