Guest Post: "Physical Silver Shortage Explodes", by The Doc at SilverDoctors

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Wed, Jul 8, 2015 - 3:54pm

Lots of anecdotal evidence out there regarding physical silver shortages. Most noteworthy was yesterday's news that the U.S. Mint would not be accepting additional orders for Silver Eagles until August. The Doc just emailed this new link and summary and offered to have it posted here at TFMR, as well. Please read and consider.

Physical Silver Shortage EXPLODES! “We Are Looking at the Potential of 2008 Style PM Premiums”

by, The Doc at https://www.silverdoctors.com

Everything has changed in the past 48 hours…

Tuesday morning we warned that physical shortages and BIG jumps in physical silver premiums were imminent after 90% silver premiums had doubled in the past 48 hours.

Below is an update of the physical precious metals markets over the past 48 hours:

90% premiums skyrocketed over the weekend after the Greek Referendum vote with availability nearly nill- wholesalers/distributors are now offering 90% silver in volume at up to $3 over spot, and supplies are rapidly vanishing

Just before noon Tuesday, the US Mint advised Authorized Primary Dealers it had SOLD OUT of all Silver Eagle coins, and would be taking no further orders until approximately August, at which point it would begin rationing coins to Authorized Dealers.

Silver Eagle premiums instantly skyrocketed across the market, with premiums rising as high as $3.25 over spot/oz WHOLESALE / IN BULK

Between 4pm EST and 5pm EST on Tuesday 7/7, one of the largest Authorized Dealers sold through 250,000 Silver Eagles and raised premiums .50/oz further!

SDBullion broke all-time sales records Tuesday for order volume as well as total ounces sold- with demand FAR OUTPACING the Nov 5th 2014 bottom for gold and silver which had previously held both records.

Later in the afternoon, premiums began surging on Silver Maples and silver rounds and bars, and Authorized Dealers are advising that a production and premium hike announcement is expected imminently from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Wholesale premiums on many silver rounds and 10 and 100 oz bars HAVE DOUBLED in 48 hours.

SDBullion received a wholesale quote from one of the largest Authorized Dealers Wednesday for nearly $5/oz over spot for 5,000 oz of current year America The Beautiful Coins- a premium spike of over 100% in less than 24 hours!

Tuesday, the Sunshine Mint rounds and bars went from immediately available to production completely sold through August 13th in under 4 hours!

In many cases, physical silver is now MORE EXPENSIVE to acquire (on both a wholesale as well as retail level) after a $1/oz paper smash than it was prior to this week’s trip down the proverbial mine-shaft!

Wednesday the shortage began to spread to GOLD products.

Back dated gold Eagles and Maples are now NON EXISTENT on the US wholesale market.

Current year gold coins are now 2 weeks out at most of the Authorized Dealers. This type of gold shortage did not occur even when gold dipped to $1130 last November.

While spot/paper prices have stabilized today, if any further weakness materializes in the paper futures markets for gold and silver, we are looking at the very real potential of 2008 style physical premiums to acquire precious metals.

We will keep you updated as the precious metals shortage situation progresses.

-Doc

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  45 Comments

CPE
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:01pm

When

the price is not the price...

Gramp
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:18pm

glad I held off...

To come in 2nd!

SaratogaPrepper
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:20pm

It's days

like this that you just have turn things off, go out to the garden and check on the berries.

Market? What market?

Oh! And Thurd!

Ubik Kosmil
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:21pm

No flames please

Just a question - what percentage of the silver market are coins?

If there is high demand, it could overtake the ability to mint the coins but are the shortages also affecting bars?

Ubik Kosmil
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:24pm
Ubik KosmilTF
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:26pm

thanks Craig

I'll check out the links first.

4 oz
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:32pm

A nice line from Steve

A nice line from Steve way back then--Have we heard it a zillion times so there was no one even listening?

Is AVAILABILITY now the real issue?

Where are all the, "There's Silver all over the place" peeps today?

READ what Steve Told EVERYONE back at the end of APRIL---READ IT!

“We should be buying silver…..It’s an amazing story what’s happening……We are on Silver fumes! And people don’t realize it.

---Steve St Angelo (SRSrocco) End of April 2015

Gramp
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:32pm

Not to go off topic..

But those look amazing Saratoga! ! We are looking at a bumper crop of heirloom garlic, onion , and a few other things that keep well for storage. Plus I know what has or has not been sprayed or fed to our garden. We save a good deal of money on our own veggies and allows more for the stacking fund! On that note, I thought the numismatic stuff was a scam... but it's the only portion of my stack to not be under water!?

Ubik Kosmil4 oz
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:33pm

re: A nice line from Steve way

If silver is difficult to find why don't wholesale traders stand for delivery at the COMEX at discounted prices?

Why would no one try to arbitrage that? (or are we about to see it?)

4 oz
Jul 8, 2015 - 4:41pm

RE: A nice line from Steve way

We'll see, Ubik.

It's going to be all about AVAILABILITY now. From this time forward.

Remember too what Turd told us all back at the end of November and repeats often:

"...You're precious metals have never been more valuable!"

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