I believe 2013 will be a NEW RECORD YEAR for sales of both the Silver Eagles & Maples.
According to the Royal Canadian Mint’s newest quarterly report just released, Gold and Silver Maple Leaf sales increased substantially Q1, 2013. During the first quarter of 2013, Silver Maple Leaf sales were up 65% at 6.6 million ounces compared to 4 million ounces during the same period last year.
The Royal Canadian Mint had a total of 18.1 million Silver Maple Leaf sales in 2012. If the current sales trend continues, there will be an estimated 23 million Silver Maple Leaf sales for 2013 — 27% higher than 2012.
Even though first quarter 2013 Silver Maple leaf sales were impressive, the increase of Gold Maple leaf sales were even higher. In the chart below we can see that Gold Maple leaf sales Q1, 2013 were nearly double compared to the same period last year: [Read more...]