by Steve St. Angelo
Gold Eagle sales surged in March and April as investor concerns of the global contagion spread to the United States. Demand for Gold Eagles in February fell to only 7,000 oz but surged to a record monthly high in March. The U.S. Mint sold 151,000 oz of Gold Eagles in March, nearly the same amount sold during full-year 2019.
Even with the temporary shut-down of the U.S. Mint in April, another 101,500 oz of Gold Eagles were sold during the month. Thus, total Gold Eagle sales of 320,000 oz for 2020 is more than double the 151,000 oz sold during full-year 2019: