The US mint anomaly

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I found a resource that gives you gold coins sales by year for each of the major gold coin producers.

http://www.goldbarsworldwide.com/section03/HTML_9_GoldBullionCoins.html

Unfortunately they only go up to final sales for 2011 so far but it still makes for interesting reading in my opinion.

The US mint states that they sold exactly 1 million total gold ounces in 2011 which was down 18% from 1 220 500 in 2010.

These are the sales figures for the other gold coins.

________________________2010______2011________% CHANGE
US Eagle:_______________1 220 500___1 000 000____ - 18%
Turkish Mint:____________1 083 065___1 893 158____ + 80%
Canadian Maple Leaf:_____1 098 000___1 127 387____ + 3%
South African Krugerrand:___642 000_____755 968____ + 18%
Vienna Philharmonic:________574 165_____677 770____ + 20%
Chinese Panda:____________174 210_____489 095____ + 180%
Australian Kangaroo:________56 159_______92 427____ + 65%

In total the other gold coins increased their sales from 3.6 million ounces to over 5 million ounces or an increase of 40%.

The US mint states that they only sold 753 000 ounces in 2012, a further fall of 25% from the 2011 numbers.

Obviously there are regional factors in play but I will be very interested in the 2012 sales figures for the other gold coins.
 
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a chart showing availability might also be interesting, since they frequently halt sales, and that would skew the numbers....
 

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Yeah sorry if I wasn't clear those figures are total troy ounces sold.

As I said last years figures would be interesting and silver ounces sold by the other mints would also be interesting.
 
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Hi PMbug

Yeah I've seen the 2012 figures for the US mint, 753 000 ounces.
Which is down 25% from the 1 million in 2011.

But what I haven't found yet is the 2012 troy ounces sold for the other mints to be able to compare it too.

If the other mints have had bumper years again for gold and silver troy ounces sold than it might make the US mint numbers look a bit fishy.
 
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