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US Mint Out Of Silver Coins - Suspends Sales

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As we noted earlier this month, the demand for both gold and silver 'physical' coins has been record-breaking as 2013 began. So much so, that now after selling over 6 million silver coins in 2013 so far, the US Mint has run out of silver eagles and has suspended sales. Furthermore, the Mint is saying that it will not restart sales until January 28th! With all asunder proclaiming victory and crisis averted based on the nominal price of stocks at five-year highs, Swiss interest rates no longer negative, and Spanish bond yields at 5%, it seems there are still a few that demand the wealth-preserving safe-haven of hard assets as the escalation of the currency wars shows no sign of abating.

Authorized Purchasers,

 

The United States Mint has temporarily sold out of 2013 American Eagle Silver Bullion coins.  As a result, sales are suspended until we can build up an inventory of these coins.  Sales will resume on or about the week of January 28, 2013, via the allocation process.

 

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.

 

Regards,

 

Jack A. Szczerban

Branch Chief, Precious Metals Group

Department of the Treasury

United States Mint

 


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Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:43 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Divergence from paper begins....

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment boogerbently
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Gold coins next.

THEN the "bidding" war begins.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:52 | Link to Comment Snakeeyes
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Yes indeedy. Panic is beginning to set in.  And those silver eagles are beautful!!!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/game-of-thrones-gold-...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Pinto Currency
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Empty shelves are exactly what you get with price controls.

Silver is no different.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
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Remain Calm!

 

As this morning's article points out, SLV added like a billion tons the other day. They simply bought it all from the US Mint. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-17/slv-etf-adds-record-572-tons-silver-one-day-more-all-2012

 

Relax! 

Everything is under control!

 

 

 

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:06 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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If I stop selling guns, will demand subside?  Hmmm.....

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Hide Yo Silver... AWAY!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment fourchan
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ounces just like the law of the land defines.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:00 | Link to Comment berlinjames02
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Yeah... Check out the 'coins by bag' section at APMEX. Before Christmas it was no problem to buy some old Morgans or Peace dollars. Now, it's like a ghost town (Virginia City??).  Hardly any old coins in stock.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:54 | Link to Comment AllThatGlitters
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Funny thing, premiums on Eagles are rising dramatically TONIGHT, but Spot Silver is still holding back:

http://www.pmbull.com/silver-price/

An advertiser on that site says they have the best prices, but I only see 900+ Eagles in inventory there!

 

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:11 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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ruul 1 of economy 101:

the lower the price, the lower the supply

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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Perhaps they want to knock the paper price down a few dollars and don't want to sell the coins when the price is depressed. If we get a raid or two now while those who buy from the mint cannot do so, maybe that is indeed the case. A dip now and a ramp before January 28th?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:36 | Link to Comment Shocker
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http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

How that recovery working out. Just a sign of the times.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:47 | Link to Comment mick68
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I guarantee central bankers and the like are very nervous right now. The vampires have just been shown the silver cross.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 08:03 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Calling Buffy the vampire slayer.......hot fiscal chicks with an attitude.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment bigkahuna
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Drudge linked....

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:35 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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I always wanted to grab Jeff Christian by the hair to see if he wears a wig.  Everything else is false. 

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 07:40 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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I always wanted to grab him by the throat.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment akak
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I tried grabbing the leprechaun by the balls once ... couldn't find any.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Same deal at the local coin shops... All junk inventory is gone...

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 04:49 | Link to Comment EasterBunny
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Anyone know if the sales volumes of Canadian Silver Maples and Austrian Philharmoniker are published anywhere?

It would be very interesting to see the volume trends. I've tried to google, but no dice....

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 04:56 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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Over here (Netherlands) also, bags junk silver "not in stock". Since several weeks.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:18 | Link to Comment Zwelgje
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If you are willing to pay 28 euro's per silver round you can get plenty in Holland.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 06:37 | Link to Comment EasterBunny
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get maples or philharmonikers here for 27

http://www.anlagegold24.de/

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment berlinjames02
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Also FYI - Cash component of M1 is ~$1.0 trillion. So, if the trillion dollar coin idea had been instituted, it would have doubled the supply of currency overnight. I kept thinking, 'I wonder how the Chinese a feel about that?' Probably pretty similar to Zimbabwe creditors. 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment bigkahuna
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Daniel Carr take notice, there will probably be no ASE proofs again this year.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:08 | Link to Comment peter4805
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Wow! Just wow!. Checked APMEX prices on the few 100 coin bags of Morgans that they have in stock. These coins are AG to VF junk grade and they're getting anywhere from 30-50% over spot! and selling out! It appears there is just a slight disconnect between reality and official spot price.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment San Diego Gold Bug
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Premiums jumped big today at the dealers.  Most got one shipment from the mint earlier this week and are now out.  Apmex is out, Libertycpm has boxes and so does Gainsville.  Premiums up 3-7% today but don't worry about inflation.  Price jump is at hand!!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Beam Me Up Scotty
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Tulving out too. It's 3.99 over spot for a MB at Apmex and 3.89 at Provident. Add in postage and you are over $5 for smaller amounts. not much inventory at the local stores that I check.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:41 | Link to Comment fourchan
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lol ill trade mine for fiat paper,,,not! look at the out flow, all paid for with fiat, jokes on ben.

 

 

Bullion Proof Uncirculated 1986 5,393,005 1,446,778 1987 11,442,335 904,732 1988 5,004,646 557,370 1989 5,203,327 617,694 1990 5,840,110 695,510 1991 7,191,066 511,924 1992 5,540,068 498,543 1993 6,763,762 405,913* 1994 4,227,319 372,168 1995 4,672,051 407,822 1995-W 30,125* 1996 3,603,386 498,293 1997 4,295,004 440,315* 1998 4,847,549 450,728 1999 7,408,640 549,330 2000 9,239,132 600,743 2001 9,001,711 746,398 2002 10,539,026 647,342 2003 8,495,008 747,831 2004 8,882,754 801,602 2005 8,891,025 816,663 2006 10,676,522 1,092,477* 466,573* 2006-P Rev Pr 248,875* 2007 9,028,036 821,759 621,333* 2008 20,583,000 700,979 533,757*    2009 30,459,000    2010 34,764,500   2011 40,020,000

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment El Tuco
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The Canadian Mint has silver coins still available.

http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/proof-fine-silver-dollar-100th-anniversary...

 

Same price as the US....

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:56 | Link to Comment highandwired
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Apmex seems to be pretty much out of the Maples as well.  http://www.apmex.com/Category/1511/Silver_Maple_Leaf_Sealed_Monster_Boxe...

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 03:41 | Link to Comment boogerbently
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Kitco has singles to monster boxes.

https://online.kitco.com/bullion/completelist_USD.html

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 03:45 | Link to Comment akak
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Buy from Kitco, feed the Nadless.

No thanks.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:06 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Screw that want a decent conversation piece?   

Buy silver bullets .... 

http://silverbulletbullion.com/  

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:24 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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Sweeeeeeeeeet! Gotta have to get one of those .22 puppies for sure

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 08:43 | Link to Comment kralizec
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50BMG, perfect!

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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The problem with those "rounds" is the NorthWestTerritorialMint. 

 

Do a BBB search. They are quick to take money, slow to hand over product.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:37 | Link to Comment gold_bug
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Why can't SLV simply re-hypotheticate but need it in physical form ? Are SLV buyers demanding physical delivery ..... and if that is the case, physical delivery has to be made else the fraud becomes evident....

 

Am I connecting the dots right.... ?

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:46 | Link to Comment lincolnsteffens
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ding-a-ling..... better read the fine print. If they don't have the silver they can give you cash or a check!!!

Oh I forgot, you have to fork over hundreds of fiat notes to buy the full prospectus. You didn't do that, did you?

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:32 | Link to Comment gold_bug
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I am not in SLV and hold physical. But trying to imagine why do they need to buy physical when they can just go without it like you mentioned... "give cash or check if it demands so".

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:28 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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Because everone hates paper and SLV wants to be seen as a genuine allocated/backed-by-physical option for investors. Also, the more phys they buy, the better that helps the phys price advance so win-win for them to get as much as possible IWT

Cheers,

Fred

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Ammo and gun mags have gone total retard.  Guns too.  The prices are through the roof and the supply is zero.

Hope & Change

Forward

Molon Labia aka Come and get them pu**y

http://www.cafepress.com/mf/50547585/molon-labia-tee-shirt_tshirt

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:41 | Link to Comment Tango in the Blight
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The correct transliteration is MOLON LABE

http://www.molonlabe.com/molonlabegreek.html

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Zap Powerz
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I dont know. I like Labia.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Labia works for me.

On a related topic, in their rush to crush the Constitution, the idiot liberals in New York look to make all of their cops criminals.

Maybe the two or three right minded people in the legislature there can use this SNAFU in their Nazi law to knot it all up.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Fnew_york&id=8958116

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:13 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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The Constitution is no longer important to the elites. I flipped by the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. He was discussing Michelle Obama's new hair style. Gawd have those people lost it. 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment centerline
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lol.  A comic mixture of stupidity, normalcy bias and misdirection.  I simply would not believe it if it weren't for my own family, most of my co-workers, etc.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:35 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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Now THAT is funny (the illegal cops bit)

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 07:28 | Link to Comment nmewn
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ROTFL!!!

Apparently Gruppenfuhrer Cuomo doesn't bother to read the shit he signs into law either. So now, New Yorker's have not only made a large swath of its citizens criminals they also made the police who will come to arrest them criminals as well.

Fucking dumbass's on parade.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:56 | Link to Comment Killtruck
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I wish they'd keep it as is...maybe more civilians would live.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment seek
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Bitcoins, too. Up 15% in two weeks.

Between silver, firearms, bitcoins and the like... I'd say people are large are shorting centralized control in a big way.

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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Freedom is a tough animal to cage

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment unrulian
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soo...the good stuff..guns,lead, slv, is peaking demand or selling out...and what % of the population is buying and preppiing? 3%? 5%? look the fuck out if something happens and even a small % of sheep realize their folly and start buying

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment seek
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Outside of buying firearms, I'm quite sure the "active prepping" population (e.g. stocking food, etc) is under 5%, and probably under 1%, with some wild regional variations (e.g. a mormon-dominated rural area in a "red" state in the west probably is north of 50%, while NYC is probably closer to 0.1% or less.)

Yes, even a small stampede can cause wild shifts in price and availability. The whole Sandy Hook thing is quite the learning tool, since we saw virtually 100% of available inventory cleared out in under a week. I've seen similar things happen in the past (freeze-dried food prior to Y2K being one example.)

I really do think some of the things we're seeing with respect to silver, possibly bitcoin, and definitely ammo are the result of a small but meaningful additional part of the population actively preparing compared to a few years ago.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:25 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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That is my read as well.  If I had to guess, I think that the recent mass-purchases are by those who already share our general mindset, with a little bit of growth among the rest of our population.

EVERYONE I have talked to or emailed recently who is into this stuff has been buying on top of what they already have.  I do not (personally) know ANYONE who has just started buying precious metals or guns who has not before...

"Yes, even a small stampede can cause wild shifts in price and availability."  Great observation.

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:46 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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This will only be a prelude. Stage two will remain somewhat controlled with the price probably reaching 150 on silver......then we will get another monster shakeout before the dance with the devil......NO idea what the top will be on the final phase of the Silver move.....it depends on too many factors not in our control. but 4 digits is not hyperbole.......if any of us make it through to the other side then you should be in good shape with your silver........but its getting to the other side is the trick....gl ZH'rs     

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:37 | Link to Comment L0nG-DoNg-SiLv3R
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+1

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:50 | Link to Comment j0nx
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ROFL @ $150 silver. The world will long be fucked and we will be living in financial mad max land before silver ever sees north of $100 in the next 20 years.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment akak
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"It can't happen here!"

 

Yeah, junx, I can remember a veritable boatload of pro-establishment shills and apologists saying the same thing about $1500 gold just a few years ago too.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:39 | Link to Comment Mr. Magoo
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I remeber the same ones at 700.00 in 2008

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:19 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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150 is not the target that should concern you Mr. Jonx........that will be the easy marker to achieve and should be achievable before 2016......what you need to pay attention to is the NEXT move up, this will be the move the should bring in your "Mad Max" scenario which you seem to find amusing....that move will be fillled with multitudes of fear over the 150 move....you seem like a thoughtful chap so I hope you enjoy the fun....gl

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:11 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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I was at a coin show today on the East Coast and 100 oz englehart silver bars were $1

over spot. I didn't buy any because I only pay spot or below for 100 oz bars. K-rands

are 3% over. The show is Friday and Saturday too, 10:00 to 6:00. If anyone is interested

I will give you directions. It's 2hours south of NYC and 2 hours north of Washington DC

in Delaware. We are getting down to the nitty gritty now. Gold and Silver are going to

to go balistic very soon. I've been watching it for over 10 years and we are at a point

where the shorts are losing control. Hop on board now and enjoy the ride. This PM rocket

is about to blast off.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:28 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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"All else will be left behind when the Gold Mothership takes off."

ZH-er "Gordon_Gekko"

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:38 | Link to Comment akak
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Hey DoChen, did you see where Gordon_Gecko made an appearance here in the ZH threads today?

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Obadiah
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oops

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:48 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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When i drive for for 2 hours outta NYC or DC,

i end up right about HERE.

 

Jan 17-19 - Wilmington Coin Clubs 52nd Annual Show. Nur Shrine Temple, 198 S. Dupont Hwy. Hrs: Thurs: 11AM-6PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-6PM.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 07:54 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Careful people...  smell a trap... You go to that thing & someone secretly slaps a homing device on you & follows you to your boat... :-)

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:38 | Link to Comment Mr. Magoo
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As well as the Canadian .9999 maple leafs "beautiful"

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment OpenEyes
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Wait a minute, doesn't the US Mint run out of coins like 6 times a year?  Seems to me that they run out of coins pretty often without much affect on prices.

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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There's an effect on the price of US Mint product when they keep running out. It seems to help keep the premium above spot nice and comfy.

But I'm sure they would never stoop to something like that.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment akak
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I bet Trav bought up all those silver eagles --- because silver is, after all, you know, the white metal.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Au_Ag_CuPbCu
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+1 I almost spit beer all over the keyboard...was a close one.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:46 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Indeed. Would have been a waste of beer.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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Long Pt, the other white metal as well.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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Trav eats 'KKK' omelets.......whites only.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:44 | Link to Comment akak
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I'm guessing that he doesn't drink much black coffee, either.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:39 | Link to Comment Zwelgje
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and no dark chocolate, only white.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment akak
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and no black pepper either, only white.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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I hardly even look at the paper gold price anymore...it's just noise...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:41 | Link to Comment brokenclock
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I say BS.  Everyone ZH reader knows this farce will continue forever.  We can have wishful thinking but you should know better by now. You really believe the banks, power players, and kings of fiat are going to lose. If you think that, then you aren't the sharpest tool in the shed. 

Keep posting all your "gold biatches", "Fuck Ben". silver, and what ever you think to show your lack of intelligence. All real comments besides the main posts are trolls, spam, lack intelligence, or repetitive at this point.There are a few good ones left. but not many.

 

These scumbags will continue to print, manipulate, lie, steal, rigg and kick your a$$.  They will come out with some rule, law, or outright theft to steal your money, gold, silver, guns, bullets and whatever else they fell like. They own you...

Do yourself a favor and spend time with your family, hold tangible assests, and stop being so dam bitter. Everthing else is all BS anyway when your lifeline comes to an end.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:03 | Link to Comment BlueCheeseBandit
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Yes, economic manipulation has now endgame. No dictator has ever been thwarted by economic law :-P

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:26 | Link to Comment fightthepower
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Speak for yourself, weenie.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:40 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Disagree. It can't go on forever. The powers that be will forever continue to steal our wealth, usurp the constitutuion of the United States and give themselves COL raises, but even that will not go on forever.

There will soon come a time when one person here has a Tiananmen square moment, knowing they will likely die, and tells the fuckers to shove it.

Then all hell will break loose.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:45 | Link to Comment infinity8
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God, I hope you're right. Soon.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:24 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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 "Everyone ZH reader knows this farce will continue forever..."

~~~

Yeah... All those ZH readers who come to a site, almost every day, whose motto is... "On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:15 | Link to Comment peter4805
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Defeatist much?

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:49 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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It appears that brokenclock can't be right at any time of the day.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment ATM
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That's right. History is full of governments borrowing beyond reason, printing fiat to infinity and surviving forever.

Yeah, we have lots of those.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 03:13 | Link to Comment Silver Bug
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Once again the demand is picking up at a rapid pace. The central banks are losing their grip on supply. 2013 is going to be explosive for gold and silver to the up side.

 

http://silverliberationarmy.blogspot.ca/

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:46 | Link to Comment YungHungAndLegal
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Don the leather pants, pack some empty fuel cans, a dog whistle, and a sawed off shotty, and cover your Interceptor in cow hide.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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Silver Eagles on backorder. Just like AR-15s and 30 round mags. What a coincidence.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment UnpatrioticHoarder
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The mint gets some of its blanks from Perth Mint, maybe they have run out.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:59 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Uh? I thought Eagles had to be made from silver mined in America exclusively.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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Blanks come from Sunshine Mint in Idaho. Their very popular 10 ounce bars are backorder, along with everything else.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:19 | Link to Comment XitSam
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As I recall, they must buy from an acceptable domestic producer first, not exclusively.  The mint is sticklers over what is acceptable so very few qualify.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Cult of Criminality
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"Uh? I thought Eagles had to be made from silver mined in America" exclusively.

 

You would be right..At least it used to be that way.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment TN Jed
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I think that's a common misconception.  It's gold which must be domestic, not silver.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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blacked my eye and he kicked my dog

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:40 | Link to Comment NuckingFuts
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Rich man step on my poor head

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment WTFUD
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your rascist man? mine silber gooder than nbody. i dig!
anyhows why we all dont bundle up our silbers togedda and exchange dem for doze copper futurezz markit houdinididit JPM implants. nah, those long long terms futures look way way too short term. ok you dig!!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:14 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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I bought them all. Unfortunately I've already lost them all in a dreadful ice fishing accident.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment new game
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first of it : ICE DRINKING - don't try to kid me!

Second: we used to schell corn down the hole to attract fish, so

logically dropping silver eagles in the water with flash and random fall

could certainly happen with enough in the blood stream or "accidental"-of course..

factoid; one of the biggest blight in the spring is washed up needles from ice drinkers...

ie mile lacs of MN

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 02:32 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Ammo is no where to be found.  I wonder how many mags they can make a day at Magpul in Colorado.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 11:40 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Silver Eagles on backorder. Just like AR-15s and 30 round mags. What a coincidence.

 

You forgot the most equally important element............Ammo.

IF you can find it, 5.56,/.308 it will cost you over $600.00 a case or more.

Wanna to see a PARABOLIC in action Whoops dere it is!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:51 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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Gramma's old tea set is starting to look better and better every day.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment tbd108
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I believe sterling silver has 92% silver content. That makes your grandmother's teapot look pretty good!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:38 | Link to Comment jamezelle
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Yea, 92.5% silver.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment WTFUD
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yes lets bump of the old bat sweety and use the proceedsto buy a big house, a dreamliner trip and put the kids through college.

also $37 fiat. listen you'll be recalling to everyone around the barbecue who wants to listen, in 5 years or so, looksie i've done ok but coulda had a few more stacks at 10% of todays price. keep stacking.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment maxmad
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Went to buy some silver today at a local coin shop.  He wanted $37 for junk silver!!  "I says hey you know spot is $31 right?"  He says "yeah but we don't sell off of spot anymore!  WWWWWWHHHHHAAATTTT???!!!!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Zap Powerz
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Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Hapa
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Looking forward to seeing the volume of sales on the 28th...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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Ha Haaaa....

 

 

Fuck you Blythe and HSBC.  Reap it you manipulating fucks!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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Didn't SLV buy or want ot buy 572 tons of silver?  It's starting and it's going to get bad.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment zdk45
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yawn...no rush...silver's been a dead asset since end of '10...

Although...it does seem... a little disconcerting that supply/demand no 

longer reflects normal...market...conditio... whatever...go FascBook!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment BullionBoy
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Yep people are figuring out that you can put these coins in your IRA account

http://bestplace-tobuysilver.com/

buying silver will be even more popular when the average guy figures out he can move his IRA or part of it to allocated silver and gold coins held under lock and key at an approved IRA depository

it's such an awesome idea.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 07:27 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Hello, Barry here for Gold Seize(TM).

Did you know you can put all those PM coins in a nice, safe IRA ACCOUNT instead of keeping them at home?

Just dial 1800GLD-SEEZ and see what We Can Seize From You.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:48 | Link to Comment jcpicks
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There is optimism that the demand for physical over paper is FINALLY here, but this shit happens every January.

Every January there is a 'sell-out', only for sufficient position to become available at the end of the month.

By February we could back to $30/SAE or to $50. Buy the dips my friends....always the dips.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 03:40 | Link to Comment Bull Bear
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I just read that the treasury has minted 2 coins 1trillion each..... anyone else heard the news?...I read it on Yahoo financial....

 

It entails having the Treasury avoid the federal debt limit by handing the Federal Reserve a single $1 trillion platinum coin. The Fed would then credit the Treasury’s bank account with $1 trillion, which the Fed could spend on the President’s lunch, a $200 toilet seat, a new aircraft carrier, more Medicare spending – anything it wants.

Pulling Money Out of Thin Air

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 03:39 | Link to Comment Bull Bear
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I just read that the treasury has minted 2 coins 1trillion each..... anyone else heard the news?...I read it on Yahoo finacial....

 

It entails having the Treasury avoid the federal debt limit by handing the Federal Reserve a single $1 trillion platinum coin. The Fed would then credit the Treasury’s bank account with $1 trillion, which the Fed could spend on the President’s lunch, a $200 toilet seat, a new aircraft carrier, more Medicare spending – anything it wants.

Pulling Money Out of Thin Air

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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Importing planchettes from Canada and Mexico are we?  

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBoner_
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Hell... just buy Maples or Grizzlys or whatever and stamp over the fuckers...never seen such shit from a Mint.

Now Pandas and Kookaburras...there's some artwork...;o) 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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You got to be kidding! Lady Liberty on the Eagle doesn't give you a hard-on a cat couldn't scratch? Man, she's the hottest thing going on a .999, long and lean and struttin' her stuff.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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You Sir, are forgetting our sexy reptile alien queen.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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And the silver peso chick.

Unless you have a Panda Fetish, then well, it's pandas all the way down.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Conax
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+ 1 she is topless and proud.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:10 | Link to Comment knukles
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The Messiah had better not hear you refer to Her as the Reptile Queen or you'll be spotting the blood off her ceremonial gowns after the himagural party.  

 

(Oh Knukies honey, quit stirring things up or they'll cut everybody's benefits again, silly.  Just take your pills and relax.  I'll put that  film you like with Brittany shaving her head on again.)

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment putaipan
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double he heh

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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If Lady Liberty were holding an AR-15 my hard-on would be labeled an assault-weapon

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 06:35 | Link to Comment AE911Truth
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Walking Liberty holding an AR-15 with a 30 round banana clip? Nice idea for a coin design. Other side an Eagle. Just leave out the word Dollar.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Terrorist
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Once you have had Libertad nipple you never go back.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 22:12 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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The shape America's in, Lady Liberty should be sitting down, eyes buried in arms, cigarette in one hand, other hand holding tin cup.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 23:53 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Goddam you all to hell!!

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 05:49 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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She has a fight on her hands against the very fine Swiss Miss Vreneli

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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I like the polar bears, but not the queen.
Wish they'd just stamp over her.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Lendo
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Love it

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Maybe we can get Platinum or tungsten coins.   I wonder if Rome was like this when it fell apart.  Our dear Mullah Nero fiddles while Africa and Chicago burn.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment AgAu_man
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My local PM shop requires a 5 oz. minimum for Platinum special order.  Don't carry it otherwise.  And that was back in Aug.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 01:49 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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And the Church Lady says: "Well isn't that special."

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:00 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Yea, but we still got FOOTBALL!!!!

GO 49ers!!!!!!

(sorry, off topic)

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment rehypothecator
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Isn't there a law that the US Mint MUST fabricate those coins "in sufficient quantity to meet customer demand?"  In which case, who will be going to jail for this particular violation of law? 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:47 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBoner_
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Dunno...I give up...is it me?...or is it you?

For sure it isn't anyone who works for the Gubbermint...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Indeed there is.  Public Law 99-61.

http://www.roadtoroota.com/public/536.cfm

 

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment tbd108
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That law was changed a few years ago giving the Sec Treasury (Turbo Timmy) the power to suspend selling silver at will (although it might be the head of the mint?).

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:53 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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Silly rabbit, jail is for muppets.
Just maybe some fiat fines which are a minor cost of doing business.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 00:32 | Link to Comment The Proletariat
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..."who will be going to jail for this particular violation of law?

The costumers who demand silver will be going to jail, it is their fault the supply is non-existent. Regards, Dept. of Justice

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