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Category Archives: U.S. Mint

7/11/15: U.S. Mint Sales of Gold Coins: October / by Constantin Gurdgiev / November 7, 2015 Total sales of U.S. Mint gold coins came in at 44,500 oz per 94,500 coins sold (including both Eagles and Buffalos). This marked a significant decline in sales y/y, with volume by weight down 49.7% y/y and the number of units sold down 33.7%. Average weight of coin sold […]

Physical Silver being rationed by governments / October 23, 2015 at 12:15 The U.S. Mint and others are controlling the distribution of silver coins. Silver bullion coins are so scarce that certain countries have set limits on the amount they distribute, but prices for the metal haven’t budged much from their recent six-year low. Silver is experiencing an “unprecedented industrywide phenomenon,” […]

Defining Silver Shortages / Dr. Jeffrey Lewis / Oct 18, 2015 The stories range from outright denial, to insistence that we are experiencing an outright physical shortage of silver.  The following is an edited excerpt from our recent Q&A interview with Ted Butler, where we asked him this series of questions. Do you see an objective way to […]

Silver Coin Buyers See the Bargains / August 27, 2015 at 11:18 Buyers of silver coins in the U.S. are seeing bargains at a time when investors are dumping precious metals. Prices tumbled into Thursday to a six-year low. Investors have been selling silver amid a rout across commodities and ignoring the precious metal’s haven appeal. While options contracts show that […]

I Dare You! / by Miles Franklin, Ltd / July 31st, 2015 Let’s look at two different topics where we are seeing contradictory “evidence”.  First up is what’s happening in the gold and silver markets.  Never before have I seen sentiment as poor as it is today.  Nor have I seen so many negative articles about gold in […]

U.S. Mint Ends Rationing of Silver Eagles / Ed Steer / May 30, 2015 ¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER The gold price chopped around in a five dollar price range all through Far East and the first half of London trading on their Friday, but at 8:30 a.m. EDT the price began to rally, but ran into the usual not-for-profit […]

U.S. MINT RECORD SILVER EAGLE SALES: Best All Year / Steve St. Angelo / October 9, 2014 After the recent price smash in silver, investors purchased a record amount of Silver Eagles.  In the first eight days of October, the U.S. Mint sold a great deal more Silver Eagles than it did during the same time period in every other month of the year. If […]

U.S. Mint Bullion Coin Sales Double in September / Ed Steer / October 2, 2014 ¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER The gold price sold off a few dollars in early Far East trading on their Wednesday—and then proceeded to bounce off the $1,205 spot price market until the London a.m. gold fix was in around 10:20 a.m. BST.  At that point […]

The U.S. Mint Sells Over 750,000 Silver Eagles In One Day / Steve St. Angelo / September 30, 2014 The market reacted to the big drop in the paper price of silver by a huge increase in Silver Eagle purchases.  September was turning out to be a much stronger month compared to July and August even before the last update of the month. On Monday, the U.S. […]

U.S. Mint stops rationing silver eagle coins / Michael Zielinski / Fri, 2014-05-30 21:04 5p ET Friday, May 30, 2014 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: The U.S. Mint will stop rationing U.S. silver eagle coins next week, for the first time in 16 months, Mike Zielinski reports at Coin Update. “Despite the restraints on availability,” Zielinski writes, “year to date silver […]