Marketwatch

February, 2018

Gold and silver at the Perth and US Mints up on December but way down on January 2017

By | 2018-02-12T22:28:37+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Gold and silver at the Perth and US Mints up on December but way down on January 2017 It's fair to say that 2017 sucked for bullion coin sales at both the Perth and United States Mints and that the Royal Canadian Mint likely suffered just as badly. Well 2018 is a new year and it brings new hope for increased numbers. If January is any indicator [...]

January, 2018

December shows signs of an upturn in sales, but 2017 experienced huge overall drops

By | 2018-01-09T14:54:39+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

December shows signs of an upturn in sales, but 2017 experienced huge overall drops With 2017 now behind us and the mintage figures available to peruse, it's a good time to look at just how bad the year has been for the United States and Perth Mints. Throughout the year our tables have been filled with red numbers instead of green, indicating drops in numbers compared to [...]

December, 2017

Down they stay. Perth and US Mints bullion sales continue an epic bad year with a terrible November

By | 2017-12-06T19:01:33+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Down they stay. Perth and US Mints bullion sales continue an epic bad year with a terrible November We we're hoping for better news this month as the year draws to a close, but it seems that bullion coin sales at both the Perth and United States Mints, remain firmly on the floor. No bright spots or signs of hope this month as every metric is showing [...]

November, 2017

Perth Mint silver sales in October get a little bump but everything else is bottom feeding

By | 2017-11-01T13:27:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Perth Mint silver sales in October get a little bump but everything else is bottom feeding We seem to be just peddling doom and gloom every month when looking at the bullion coin sales of the big three mints that publish regular figures. The fact remains that there's little to be optimistic about. Where there are signs of improvement they tend to be slight and fleeting. When the news [...]

October, 2017

The Perth and US Mints gold and silver sales remain at depressed levels. Silver Eagle collapsed.

By | 2017-10-05T09:10:57+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

The Perth and US Mints gold and silver sales remain at depressed levels. Silver Eagle collapsed. April. That's how long it took to sell three million more Silver Eagle bullion coins in 2016 than the United States Mint has managed to sell until the end of September 2017. Let that sink in for a moment. The first nine months of this year have seen the mint sell [...]

September, 2017

The drop in silver and gold bullion coin sales at the major mints continues in August

By | 2017-09-10T22:02:49+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

The drop in silver and gold bullion coin sales at the major mints continues in August No sign of an upturn in bullion coin sales at the Perth and US mints yet again, with only gold sales at the Perth Mint showing an uncharacteristic rise. Sales of PM gold bullion are virtually unchanged from July, but up almost 60% on August 2016 to 23k ounces. The same [...]

August, 2017

Perth Mint silver sales doing relatively well, everything else still in the doldrums

By | 2017-08-07T09:05:37+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Perth Mint silver sales doing relatively well, everything else still in the doldrums Another month with little improvement in the bullion sales market, at least from two big players, the Perth Mint and the United States Mint. Silver sales at the Perth Mint are doing well for a July, a month rarely excelling as buyers wait for the new ranges in late August, but all three of [...]

July, 2017

The ANA show in Denver is coming up and snippets of new releases are starting to appear

By | 2017-07-14T16:14:34+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Marketwatch|

The ANA show in Denver is coming up and snippets of new releases are starting to appear The American Numismatic Association will be holding their showpiece event, the World's Fair of Money, in Denver for 2017. Taking place between the 1-5 August at the Colorado Convention Center, they're billing it as showcasing more than $1 billion of "historic rare coins and colorful currency including $100,000 bills and [...]

Small signs of gold sales recovery last month unfounded as they plummet again. Silver struggling.

By | 2017-07-04T22:00:11+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Small signs of gold sales recovery last month unfounded as they plummet again. Silver struggling. It's the time for a look back at last months bullion coin sales from Perth and the United States Mint (no new Canadian figures yet). Last month we noted an upturn from one of the worst April performances in recent years (we track the last 5 years), with the hope that things [...]

June, 2017

United States and Perth Mints silver sales recover well but gold sales remain weak

By | 2017-06-03T18:36:57+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

United States and Perth Mints silver sales recover well but gold sales remain weak Time for a quick look at bullion coin sales from the big mints and the picture is one of a recovery from April sales, one of the worst on recent record, but not on the same period last year, against which the market remains depressed. First the good news is that Perth silver [...]