A tale of falling sales across the board this month and we add the second quarter figures for the Royal Canadian Mint who always issue far later than the other two, and then only every three months.

Perth Mint gold has fallen 8% from last month, but numbers are ballpark with the previous two August sales figures. July 2015 was a year highlight by some way, so the fall is not unexpected and it’s still the third highest number this year.

Perth Mint silver remains relatively flat, just a few percent off last month’s year long high. September sees plenty of new product announcements in this category from the mint, although the staggered release of them may soften any major rise this year.

US Mint gold sales are down fully a third on the fantastic 170k ounces sold in July, but that’s still comfortably ahead of any other month since April 2013. Where the world market goes from here is anybody’s guess, especially with the uncertainty in financial markets at present.

US Mint silver has plummeted hugely, almost by half, but the mint has been imposing allocations for a good few weeks now, and what is available is eagerly snapped up. It’s fair to say that sales figures here are not a true reflection of demand.

The Royal Canadian Mint numbers are older than the others, so aren’t directly comparable. The do follow Q2 numbers from the US and Perth Mints fairly closely however. Silver Maples are shadowing 2014’s numbers eerily closely, but silver has dropped from the record-breaking Q1, to below 2014 numbers. Total sales remain slightly up over the same period last year.

Check out the graphs to see the changes visually.

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