Monday, April 7, 2014

Physical silver purchases hit new record as paper price continues slide

According to the U.S. Mint, March sales of Silver Eagle one ounce coins set a new record at the same time paper spot prices for silver fell by more than $2.50 over the past 60 days.
In fact, the rise in gold and silver prices had been the second largest gainer in the overall market until deflation, slowdowns in China and other BRICS economies, and a Federal Reserve taper announcement began a sharp decline from a 19% gain in the first few months of 2014.
According to the recent update by the U.S. Mint, Silver Eagle sales hit a new record in March.  Sales of the U.S. Silver Eagle reached 4,476,000 at the end of the week.  Even though this surpassed the amount sold last year by over one million, the U.S. mint still has one final update to take place on Monday, March 31st.

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