by Steven St. Angelo, SRS Rocco:
While demand for U.S. Silver Eagles declined somewhat during the first quarter of 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint sold the most Silver Maples ever. The U.S. Mint sold 12.1 million Silver Eagles in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 13.9 million during the same period last year, a decline of 13%. On the other hand, Q1 2015 Canadian Maple Leaf sales actually increased 8.5%.
In the first quarter of 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint sold 8.2 million oz (Moz) of its Silver Maple Leaf coins. This increased 700,000 oz to a new record of 8.9 Moz in the first quarter of 2015:
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