US Mint numismatic coin sales dipped, marking the third general weekly decline in four weeks. The excitement level of the 2009-dated coins is waning as eyes begin to turn toward upcoming series, like the America the Beautiful Quarters products, 2010 Lincoln cent and 2010 silver dollars - especially the Boy Scout commemoratives.
Sales were not completely sour. Last week's rising gold and silver prices were beneficial to most US Mint precious metal products. Momentum picked up for American Eagle Gold and Silver bullion coins, the proof American Buffalo Gold piece, and several First Spouse Gold Coins.