The U.S. Mint sells American Gold and Silver Eagles through a small network of "Authorized Purchasers who get a special price per coin over the spot price of silver or gold. They then resell them to other dealers who sell them to the public.
Who are these Authorized Purchasers?
I tried to get a current list of Authorized Purchasers from the U.S. Mint.
Here is how it went:
Just another example that we are not in charge of our Government. Do a Go Fund Me campaign and file the FOIA paperwork. I am sure it will cost some scratch...