Gold registered a modestly 0.2% weekly gain
Gold registered a modestly 0.2% weekly gain

Precious metals climbed on Friday, padding or cementing weekly gains, ahead of an extended weekend with markets closed on Monday for the Christmas holiday.

Gold for February delivery rose $8.90, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,804.20 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Gold prices edged 0.2% higher this week after slipping 0.6% last week. They are 1.3% lower on the year to date.

Silver for March delivery tacked on 29.8 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $23.92 an ounce. Silver prices advanced 2.5% this week after falling 1.6% last week. On Tuesday, silver at $24.271 an ounce scored its best finish since April 21. The precious metal is 2.4% higher on the year.

In PGM prices on Friday and for the week:

  • January platinum jumped $45, or 4.6%, to end at $1,029.60 an ounce, for a 3% weekly gain.

  • Palladium for March delivery soared $59.60, or 3.6%, to end at $1,732 an ounce, logging a 1.5% gain on the week.

The pair is divided on the year so far with platinum 6.6% higher and palladium 9.4% lower.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022

Published United States Mint bullion sales last changed on Nov. 21. Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)
December July August September October November 2022 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 59,500 47,500 47,500 59,500 6,000 846,000
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 5,000 2,000 0 2,000 0 75,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 0 2,000 4,000 4,000 2,000 0 140,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 0 20,000 20,000 15,000 15,000 0 575,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 39,500 22,500 44,500 39,500 4,500 410,000
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 850,000 850,000 833,000 1,258,000 1,407,000 15,904,500
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 0 15,500 1,000 0 0 0 80,000

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