On my last update, the U.S. Mint sold a total of 1,345,000 Silver Eagles as of March 9th. Over the next two days, another 975,000 Silver Eagles were sold for a total of 2,320,000.
However, there may be a problem shortly for the Authorized Dealers if the U.S. Mint runs out of stocks of Silver Eagles. Why? Because, the U.S. Mint has cut back on monthly production runs of Silver Eagles due to the decreased demand for the past few years. I doubt the U.S. Mint will be able to supply another 1-2 million Silver Eagles in a short period of time. Thus, we may see the U.S. Mint suspend sales of Silver Eagles shortly until they can increase stocks.
If you do not own any physical precious metals, it may be a good idea to start DIVERSIFYING some assets into Gold and Silver. With the continued spread of the Global Contagion and coming disruptions in the Just-In-Time Inventory Supply Chain, it’s highly likely that demand for precious metals will only increase going forward. With rising demand and constrained supply, we may start to see much higher prices for gold and silver.