April sales totaled 209,500 ounces, up from 62,000 ounces in March, data on the mint’s website show.
The amount for December 2009 was 231,500 ounces. Silver-coin sales rose to 4.2 million ounces from 3.36 million in March.
“People are flocking to buy physical gold,” Todd Dutkevitch, a senior account executive at Los Angeles-based American Bullion Inc., said in a phone interview with Bloomberg news. “The price drop has made it possible for many retail buyers to add gold.”