Need help with mintage numbers of ASE's

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  1. WingedLiberty

    WingedLiberty The Color of Money

    I have been trying to find the definitive mintage numbers for American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

    I have stumbled across two different sets of numbers:

    - The top set of numbers (from the Redbook and SilverEagleGuide website) shows the 1994 as the 2nd lowest mintage.
    - The bottom set of numbers (from the MintNewsBlog website) shows the 1994 as only the 6th lowest mintage.

    (Many of the mintages shown are very different!)

    Does anyone know if either the Mint News Blog or The Redbook are more official (more accurate)?

    No idea why these 2 sets of numbers are so different.

    Does anyone know which of these sets of numbers is correct?




    From the Silver Eagle Guide (http://silvereagleguide.com/mintages/)

    These numbers are also same as the Redbook of U.S. Coins

    Mintage figures for American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins
    1986 5,393,005
    1987 11,442,335
    1988 5,004,646
    1989 5,203,327
    1990 5,840,110
    1991 7,191,066
    1992 5,540,068
    1993 6,763,762
    1994 4,227,319 (2nd lowest mintage)
    1995 4,672,051
    1996 3,603,386
    1997 4,295,004
    1998 4,847,549
    1999 7,408,640
    2000 9,239,132
    2001 9,001,711
    2002 10,539,026
    2003 8,495,008
    2004 8,882,754
    2005 8,891,025
    2006 10,676,522
    2007 9,028,036
    2008 20,583,000
    2009 30,459,000




    From the Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Silver%20Eagles)

    Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales
    1986 5,096,000
    1987 9,420,000
    1988 5,869,000
    1989 6,166,000
    1990 7,247,000
    1991 6,952,000
    1992 5,544,000
    1993 5,890,000
    1994 5,540,500 (6th lowest mintage)
    1995 4,590,000
    1996 3,466,000
    1997 3,636,000
    1998 4,320,000
    1999 9,008,500
    2000 9,133,000
    2001 8,827,500
    2002 10,475,500
    2003 9,153,500
    2004 9,617,000
    2005 8,405,000
    2006 10,021,000
    2007 9,887,000
    2008 19,583,500
    2009 28,766,500
    2010 32,790,500*
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  3. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

  4. WingedLiberty

    WingedLiberty The Color of Money

    Thank you so much GDJ ... that's fantastic.
    I bookmarked those links.

    So the answer is the Mint News Blog is off their rocker!
  5. krispy

    krispy krispy

    No, the Mint updates their mintage figures all the time. If you are going by these blogs, they are siting sales figures from week-to-week as published by the Mint. Different sources will end up with different citations. The Mint may revise the mintage numbers the following day, week, month, year or even later. Mint News Blog and others are ONLY citing US Mint reported sales. Just look at publications like the Red Book, there are no final mintage figures for coins issued in the last couple years, in part because these publications have such advanced printing deadlines and the mintages are not known, not final, and so not published.
  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Those links and many others like them have been right here on CT for years. You just to take the time to look for them. You can find them in the Numismatic Resources section.
  7. krispy

    krispy krispy

    That is indeed a fantastic and under utilized section of CT full of wonderful links.

    The only problem is that the threads in there were created quite some time ago and one needs refresh the "Thread Display Options" on that page to see everything you have posted there.

    I highly recommend people explore these links!

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