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Pert Mint 2015 Bullion Coin Mintages Released


WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) today announced record sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins for the third consecutive year.

Once again, global demand for the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins drove sales to a record high, this year reaching 47,000,000, surpassing the 44,006,000 ounces sold in 2014 and the 42,675,000 ounces sold in 2013. The Mint broke last year’s record Nov. 30 when sales reached 44,666,500.

To add further perspective to the demand for Silver Bullion Coins, for the first 22 years of the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Program, the Mint typically sold between three million and 10 million ounces per year. Since 2007, sales have increased nearly five-fold from 9,887,000 in 2007 to more than 44 million last year.

The Mint’s West Point facility currently produces all American Eagle gold, silver, and platinum and American Buffalo Bullion Coins in addition to other precious metal numismatic products. The facility operates with three shifts with employees working overtime to help meet demand.

The 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

Criteria for becoming an Authorized Purchaser of American Eagle Bullion Coins are available at Firms interested in participating in the program should submit the required documentation to:

United States Mint
Numismatic and Bullion Department
ATTN: Bullion Program Team Lead
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220 (20001, if sent by Federal Express)

2014 Perth Mint Final Lunar Mintage Numbers

2014 Perth Mint Final Lunar Mintage Numbers

2014 Australian Kangaroo 1/10oz Gold Bullion Coin with Chinese Privy Mark – Declared Mintage: 3,591

The Perth Mint was authorized to mint a maximum number of 30,000 x $15 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1/10oz Gold Bullion Coin with Chinese Privy Mark. However, the final or declared mintage figure has come in at an ultra-low: 3,591.

2014 Australian Kangaroo One Tenth Gold Bullion Coin with Chinese Privy Mark

This ultra-low mintage figure compares well with the 6,061 mintage figure of the $15 2013 Australian Kangaroo 1/10oz Gold Bullion Coin with Chinese Privy Mark. It makes 2014’s issue a must have for those who wish to have a play on both bullion and collector’s value moving forward, especially at the price Perth Bullion in Australia are selling these for on eBay at the moment. They have a few listed at eBay at a price of AU $222 (approx. US $168.31) each + AU $22.00 (approx. US $16.68) for shipping, depending on how many you purchase. Be sure to grab yours before these coins are gone or the price goes up on the back of the ultra-low declared mintage figure!

The Definitive Britannia 2015 United Kingdom £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin – Mintage: 2,000 and not 1,000 as Previously Stated on The Royal Mint Website

The Definitive Britannia 2015 United Kingdom £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin is a beautiful coin to state the least, but The Royal Mint has now added an ugliness to it by messing about with the coin’s maximum mintage figure.

piedfort coin

The Royal Mint has increased the mintage of the mentioned coin to 2000 on their website, while it previously clearly stated on the relevant product page that the “Maximum Coin Mintage” will be 1000. One can understand that room should be left for human error, but they have made the change without giving any explanation or offering any apology whatsoever. This was at least true at the time of publication.

It would have been in the best interest of all if The Royal Mint had chosen to explain the change and offer an apology to coin collectors through a public press release in a timely manner, especially those who have already placed orders for the coin. It should therefore not come as a surprise if coin collectors, out of principal, decide to cancel orders for The Definitive Britannia 2015 United Kingdom £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin that were placed prior to the change. In fact, I won’t be surprised if some coin collectors choose not to do business with The Royal Mint again. 

Needless to say, messing about with the mintage figure of a coin is something that can take most coin collectors from zero to a 100 in a very short space of time, especially if there is an increase in mintage. In fact, it is a sure way of losing business, especially if it is done in a manner that is not serving public interest.