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Let’s head immediately to see what the data has in store for us today.
First:  GOFO rates:
We are moving closer and closer to backwardation!!

silver sales

After the recent price smash in silver, investors purchased a record amount of Silver Eagles.  In the past week, the U.S. Mint sold a great deal more Silver Eagles than it did during the same time period in every other month of the year.
Not only are first week sales of Silver Eagles stronger than any other month, they have already surpassed the total sales in the month of July and August!
The best time to buy Gold or Silver is anytime before the Financial System collapses.
The day after… will be too late.

SILVER-RUSH

The last day of September, the U.S. mint reported silver eagle sales of 750,000 coins.  One day later, they reported another 1.65 million.
Both were one day records.  The two-day total – 2.35 million – was more than the entire months of August and July:

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Despite the cartel’s vicious, criminal paper games, Silver & Gold demand has EXPLODED and Western demand is back with a vengeance.
Judging by the past week of Silver Eagle sales from the US Mint the big players, the smartest guys in the room were busy buying nearly 24 tonnes of silver from the U.S. Mint!

So the cartel can continue slaughtering the paper silver market, but they do so at their own peril as the inverse reaction to their criminality is a RUN ON PHYSICAL precious metals in the United States and abroad.
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2012 Amercian Silver Eagle

The market has reacted to the big drop in the paper price of silver by a huge increase in Silver Eagle purchases. 
September was turning out to be a much stronger month compared to July and August even before the last update of the month.
On Monday, the U.S. Mint reported 3,375,000 sales for the month. 
Then this evening, I checked to see if they had updated their figures.. which they did in A BIG WAY.

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It’s Back!
For the first time in months, Western investment demand in gold and particularly SILVER is raging like a lion that’s just escaped captivity!
Yesterday, while many were wringing their hands, and beside themselves about the massacre in the paper silver market, the big players, the smartest guys in the room were busy buying nearly 24 tonnes of silver from the U.S. Mint! 
Let me repeat that: the U.S. Mint alone sold another 765,000 silver eagles in ONE business day!
Take a look for yourself:

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This year some 900,000 oz of silver on average have moved into or out from these six warehouses on a daily basis.
The daily average movement of silver into and out from the COMEX silver warehouses at 900,000 oz is equal to 28% of total world daily mine production.” -Ted Butler

Over 1 in every 4 ounces of silver that planet earth will bring out of the ground this year, will be shuffled through the vast halls of Comex warehouses.  Over 1 in 4.  The Comex system has gone from moving perhaps 1 million ounces of silver per week, to moving nearly 1 million ounces…per day!  In fact, in just the last two business days, the Comex has moved over a whopping 4 million ounces of silver!
As prices continue their descent for both gold and silver, it’s more important than ever to keep a clear focus on the implications of this price action, not just for investors like us(which are obvious), but also for those trying to orchestrate it.  It’s all a game of ounces in the end, for these banks, after all.  They must bring enough physical metal to deliver on their exchanges, both to investors, and to the industrial users.  There’s no “Plan B”.
Since both sources of demand won’t back off from their record level purchases, the bullion banks realize that they simply have to bring even more product to market. Their backs are against the wall hereThe moment the metal is not delivered to some large customer in size, is the precise moment the end to this game will begin.  That’s the Catch 22 of the situation though: the banks want lower silver prices, yet the lower the price goes, the more threatened their constant source of supply becomes.
The banksters are Trapped Like Rats

empty-vault

While the Comex utilizes highly leveraged paper contracts to control the price of silver, physical metal continues to be drained out of the Shanghai Futures Exchange.  In just one week, total inventory has declined by another 24%.
At the beginning of August, there were 148 metric tons of silver on warrant at the Shanghai Futures Exchange.  In just three weeks, 29% of the total inventory was removed.
The majority of this decline took place last week when 22 metric tons were withdrawn on Friday alone.

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The Unlooked for Juggernaut
As many commentators point to very significant signs that the imbalance in silver’s supply and demand are reaching critical points, very few of them seem to be paying attention to a forgotten metric to watch in silver.  

It is that metric which may be about to broadside the silver market again and break it open for good:

Shangahi Silver Stocks July 2014Chinese silver inventories are growing increasingly tight as stocks at the SFE continue to fall to record low levels. 
After the PAPER SMASH in the price of silver in April 2013, we can see just how fast inventories declined. 
By August, 2013, silver inventories at the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 610 mt to 533…  a staggering 53% decline.  Inventories continued to fall, but a slower pace until they reached a low in November at 418 mt.
Then over the next three months, there was a build of silver stocks to a high of 575 mt in February, 2014.
Once the price of silver started correcting lower, inventories declined in March to 417 mt, and then a huge fall to 246 mt by the end of April.  In May and June, silver inventories remained relatively flat as spot price bottomed then headed higher in June.
When June rolled into July 2014, once gain, the price of silver headed lower right along with the decline in silver warehouse stocks..  Another 86 mt were withdrawn in July as inventories are now the lowest level (148 mt) they have ever been.
In a nutshell, silver inventories declined nearly 90% from their record peak set in March, 2013.  
The Shanghai Futures Exchanged experienced a net decline of 995 mt from March, 2013 to the end of July this year.

Shanghai Gold Exchange withdrawals 2014 week 23Chinese gold demand in the past few weeks is not as strong as in the beginning of 2014 or as in 2013 after the price of gold crashed in April, though the levels are slightly higher as they were throughout 2011 and 2012.
On the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) all silver futures contracts came out of backwardation this past week (week 24), and on June 13, most Shanghai silver premiums over international price closed under 6 %.
The prior week they all closed above 6 %.

The scarcity of silver in Shanghai appears to be easing.

SHFE silver backwardation june 6, 2014Silver remains scarce in Shanghai, premiums for spot silver this week have been above 6 percent over the international price and some contracts on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) are still trading in backwardation.
On June 6, when the SHFE closed, the bid price for the first delivery month silver contract, which expires on June 16, was ¥ 4058 yuan. The ask price for the December contract was ¥ 4053 yuan.
This means that when you own physical silver, or can get your hands on any, you can sell it in June and at the same time buy it back in December for less money.
Silver delivered in June trades over a premium to silver delivered in December, which emphasizes spot demand.
Normally precious metals trade in contango; future prices being higher than spot.

SRS8The top 12 primary silver miners sold an additional 5.8 million oz of silver this quarter compared to Q1 2013 for a net loss of $78 million in revenue ($550 million – $472 million = $78 million)… whereas by-product revenue increased $105 million.
This resulted in the estimated break-even price for the top 12 primary silver miners of $19.78 or $4.27 lower than the average for full year 2013.