American Silver Eagle Sales Solid in 2017, But Down From Recent Years

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Sales of American Silver Eagle Coins in 2017 were 18,065,500, down from 37,701,500 in 2016 and down from a record 47,000,000 in 2015.

American Silver Eagle (ASE) sales in 2017, started out as strong as other Januaries in recent years with sales of 5,127,500. After January, sales fell and remained at lower levels all year.

The charts below show American Silver Eagle sales by month in 2017 and ASE 2016-2017 by monthly comparison:

American Silver eagle sales by month in 2017

American Silver Eagle sales by month in 2016 and 2017

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Sales of American Silver Eagle Coins in December 1986 – 2017
December sales of American Silver Eagles 1986 - 2017

Sales of American Silver Eagles hit consecutive records in each of the 2013-2016. In 2015 the U.S. Mint sold 47,000,000 ASEs up from the prior record of 44,006,000 sold in 2014 which was up from a record 42,675,000 sold in 2013.

Sales of American Silver Eagles in 2016 of 37,701,500 were down 20% from 2015’s sales. 2017 ASE sales fell 52% to 18,065,000 from 2016’s sales.

American Silver Eagle Sales 1986 – 2017

American Silver Eagle Sales 1986 - 2017 through December bgasc

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About the American Silver Eagle coin

American Silver Eagle coins are .999 pure silver (ASE’s contain .0007 copper), rather than .9999 silver. The obverse of an American Silver Eagle coin boasts the same design as the obverse of the “Liberty Walking” U.S. $.50 piece that was minted from 1916-1947 of 90% silver and 10% copper. The front of a Liberty Walking Half Dollar and an American Silver Eagle coin features a walking lady liberty depiction designed by Adolph A. Weinman who also worked with Augustus Saint Gaudens, whose design appears on the U.S. gold Double Eagle coin (1907 – 1933) and the contemporary American Gold Eagle coin (1986 – present).

American Silver Eagle sales data from USMINT.GOV

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