The United States Mint has officially raised their wholesale pricing above spot on American Silver Eagles to all authorized dealers from $1.50 to $2.00, an increase of a whopping 33%. This price raise is most likely an attempt to cool off U.S. Eagles sales to prevent the Mint from halting production.
This news comes on the heels of a significant silver spot price rally over the last month to a new thirty year record over $22 per ounce. The impact of this news is significant and has already affected dealer pricing across the country within hours, as prices on Silver American Eagles have jumped over $0.50/oz industry wide.
The year 2010 will go down as a record year for Silver Eagle sales, as the United States Mint has already sold more than 25 million coins year-to-date. See chart below:
2010 Silver Eagle Sales
This development comes only two days after the US Mint announced it had sold out of 2010 gold American Buffalo and would cease production for the remainder of the year.
Tarek Saab is a former finalist on NBC's "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump. He is an international speaker, syndicated author, entrepreneur, and a managing partner at Trusted Bullion
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