Sales of the United States Mint’s gold and silver bullion coins rose for the month of December 2011, reversing the slow down experienced in the previous month. Annual sales totals include a new record for American Silver Eagle bullion coins.
During the month of December 2011, the US Mint sold 2,009,000 of the one ounce Silver Eagles. This marks an increase from the 1,384,000 coins sold in the previous month, but still represents the second lowest monthly total for the year. The monthly sales for the five ounce America the Beautiful Silver bullion coins reached 4,400, up from the 3,300 sold in the previous month.