Tuesday, January 29, 2013

U.S. Mint Silver-Coin Sales Rise to All-Time High in January 2013!

Sales of American Eagle silver coins by the U.S. Mint jumped to a record this month on increased demand for an alternative to currencies as the U.S. central bank presses on with unprecedented stimulus.

Sales surged to 7.42 million ounces so far in January, the biggest monthly total since 1986, when the Washington-based Mint began the transactions, Michael White, a spokesman, said in a phone interview yesterday. The figure compares with the 1.635 million ounces sold in December, according to mint data.

Friday, January 18, 2013

SLV Adds Record 572 Tons Of Silver In One Day, More Than In All Of 2012

Technically the addition of 572 tons, or a massive 18,378,092 ounces of physical silver, to the SLV ETF, in one day is not a record, as it excludes one amount which however was a year end rebalance at the end of 2007 offset promptly on the next day, but it certainly is the biggest one day addition of physical silver to SLV in ordinary course operations.

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U.S. Mint halts sales of silver eagles as agency runs out of the precious metal

On Jan. 17, the U.S. Mint issued a letter stating that they have completely run out of silver American Eagle coins, and are suspending sales until the end of the month. This suspension comes after six million silver Eagles were sold since the beginning of the year, and at a time when precious metal sales are escalating in markets all over the globe.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chinese November Gold Imports Soar To 91 Tons; 2012 Total 720 Tons!!

It is time for the November update, and it's a doozy: at 90.8 tons, this was the second highest gross import number of 2012, double the 47 tons imported in October. China is on track to import more gold into Mainland through Hong Kong in 2012 than all of Japan's Central Bank Gold Reserves
(765 Tons).

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

US Mint Sells Massive 3.9 Million Ounces Of Silver Coins In First Few Days Of 2013, Triple December's Total

For the first week of 2013 the mint’s 2013 silver sales totals remained at 0 with production halted, but that changed quickly Monday, as the US Mint announced 3.937 million Silver Eagles were sold in a single day on Monday 1/7!

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