WASHINGTON — The United States Mint has announced record sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins for the second consecutive year.
Driven by investor demand around the globe, sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion coins on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, were 495,500. That brought the annual total to date to a record 42,864,000 for Calendar Year 2014, beating the previous record of 42,675,000 coins sold in 2013. We will continue to sell the remaining inventory of 2014–dated coins, under allocation, until inventory is depleted. Based on current demand, we anticipate having enough coins to offer allocations through the week of December 15th.
“Our American Eagle Gold and Silver Bullion Coins remain the coin of choice for investors around the world,” said United States Mint Deputy Director Dick Peterson. “We are proud of our role as a leader in the global bullion coin market.”
The United States Mint launched the American Eagle Bullion program in 1986. The Congressionally authorized program provides investors a simple and tangible means to add precious metal coins to their investment portfolios.
The bureau distributes American Eagle Bullion Coins solely through a network of Authorized Purchasers that includes wholesalers, brokerage companies, precious metal firms, coin dealers, and participating banks. A list of bullion retailers is available at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/american_eagles/index.cfm?action=american_eagle_bullion.
Criteria for becoming an Authorized Purchaser of American Eagle Bullion Coins are available at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/american_eagles/index.cfm?action=american_eagle_bullion. Firms interested in participating in the program should submit the required documentation to.
United States Mint
Sales and Marketing Department
ATTN: Bullion Program Team Lead
801 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20220 (20001, if sent by Federal Express)
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self–sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.