US Mint to Resume Silver Eagle Sales on July 27

by Mike Unser on July 17, 2015 · 4 comments

2015-dated American Eagle silver bullion coins

Sales of 2015-dated American Eagle silver bullion coins will resume on July 27

United States Mint Authorized Purchasers (APs) will have to wait another week before they can buy more 2015-dated American Eagle silver bullion coins.

The U.S. Mint’s inventory of Silver Eagles was depleted on July 7 following several weeks of heightened demand triggered by falling silver prices. At the time, the agency said more coins would be available in "approximately two weeks." On Friday, the Mint told AP’s that American Silver Eagle sales would resume in a limited capacity on Monday, July 27, which is about three weeks after the suspension.

American Silver Eagle sales in June hurdled 4.8 million coins, more than doubling sales from May and jumping 80% higher than sales from a year earlier. Orders for July reached 2.7 million by the 7th, already ahead of the less than 2 million moved in July 2014. For the year, the U.S. Mint has sold 24,495,000.

Demand is also sharply higher for American Eagle gold bullion coins. Their sales through the first 17 days in July are at 101,000 ounces, topping prior monthly totals going back to April 2013.

U.S. Mint bullion coins are sold in bulk to AP’s who consist of major coin and precious metals dealers, brokerage companies, and other participating financial intermediaries. They buy bullion coins in bulk and then resell them for a small premium over their melt value.

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Dale Reese July 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm

The gold-silver ratio was “way out of whack”, it was a sign that silver was too low and people started buying. People view it as an opportunity in the long run.”

ToppCatt July 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

I kinda agree but not sure which way the ration should be.

Terry July 20, 2015 at 12:45 am

The gold to silver ratio also could show that gold is still too high. Given the price drop in Platinum, gold looks like it should be around $950.

Dale July 20, 2015 at 11:01 am

Gold $
950.00 Aug 2009 although you have a good point.

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