July 6, 2022

February 2009 US Mint Gold, Silver, and Platinum Bullion Sales

Another month has gone by already, so let’s take a look at the US Mint’s bullion sales for the month of February.

As an indicator of demand the bullion sales are not as useful as they used to be. This is because the US Mint continues to ration sales of one ounce Silver Eagles and one ounce Gold Eagles due to heavy demand and low supplies of blanks. They still have not begun production or sales of fractional gold bullion coins, their 24 karat gold bullion coin, or platinum bullion coins.

February 2009 US Mint Bullion Sales
1 oz. 1/2 oz. 1/4 oz. 1/10 oz. Total oz.
Gold Eagle 113,500 113,000
Gold Buffalo
Silver Eagle 2,125,000 2,125,000
Platinum Eagle

The total ounces of gold sold during February 2009 was 113,500. That was up from the prior month when 92,000 ounces were sold and way up from the year ago period when 27,500 ounces were sold. If the current pace continues the US Mint will be on track to sell over one million ounces during 2009.

The total ounces of silver sold for February 2009 was 2,125,000. This is up from the prior month total of 1,900,000 ounces. In the year ago period only 200,000 ounces of silver were sold due to a lengthy sales suspension.

As mentioned, the suspension of platinum bullion coin production continued through February 2009.