2018 Red Book, Mintage totals.

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Jrlhasalways, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Jrlhasalways

    Jrlhasalways New Member

    Why did the 2018 Red Book list mintages of the 2016 W Burnished ASE, as 57,028 and the PF coin at 34,499. Seems very misleading and confusing. I am always having to tell people, these are not rare coins, they then always point to these mint figures from Red Book..

    What gives?
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  3. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    I don't know. You tell us. Are those mintage figures wrong? Please tell us what they actually are and post that information.

    I know nothing about this topic so I opened your topic to read about it. But after reading it I still know nothing about it because you didn't provide any comparison information.
  4. Jrlhasalways

    Jrlhasalways New Member

    Sorry I should have clarified....According to the mint there were 346,000, 2016 American Eagle Silver Proof One Ounce Coins sold.

    Bullion "W" were as such

    2011 - 409,766
    2012 - 226,120
    2013 - 221,981
    2014 - 253,169
    2015 - 223,879
    2016 - 216,501
    2017 - 176,565
  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Possibly because the book is compiled in advance of the finished totals? Wonder what the 2019 edition might say?
  6. Jrlhasalways

    Jrlhasalways New Member

    I agree that is the most plausible answer. However I wish they would have made reference to such.
  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    This is why I much prefer a subscription to Numismatic News. They have a once a month price guide plus a weekly update on total Mint output/sales. The Red Book is an excellent source of historical info but the price guide is always a year behind actual auction, dealer, and online sales info. It goes to print months before the end of the fiscal year. I only pick up a Red Book every three to five years. It would probably just hurt sales to reference this.
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