Physical silver bullion sales exploded at SDBullion Wednesday, hours before the London Fix price setting mechanism was set to end on August 14th.
The London fix, which has been in place for 117 years dating back to 1897, announced in April that the daily silver fix would end on August 14th, when Deutsche Bank, under investigation by Germany’s BaFin for market manipulation vacated its seat and was unable to find a buyer.
SDBullion trader Jennifer Linhart stated that physical silver sales were five times normal volume Wednesday, as investors scooped up bullion ahead of any market disruption the end of the fix might cause:
“The phones were ringing off the hook all day, and silver sales were about 5 times normal for the day. We didn’t see much of any change in gold, everyone was buying silver.”
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The U.S. Mint just updated their Silver Eagle sales figures for May, and it was a whopper. Since the beginning of last week, the U.S. Mint sold 1.939,500 million Silver Eagles. This is a big number. Total for the month of May is already at 3,262,000 oz.
It took one week for the U.S. Mint to sell more Silver Eagles (1,939,500 oz) than all the Gold Eagles sold in 2012, 2013 and 2014 (1,808,000 oz).
Just think about that for a minute. The market purchased more Silver Eagles in one week than all the Gold Eagles since January 2012.