The Tale of Three Silver Premium Spikes

Our friend Chris Duane of Dont-Tread-On.me examines three recent premium spikes seen in physical silver, their causes, and what the spikes mean about the silver market.

Duane examines the late 2008 spike caused by a massive paper silver sell-off during the 2008 financial crisis, the premium spike/shortage seen in March/April 2011 due to massive demand as silver neared $50, and the recent spike in premiums this January as a shortage of Silver Eagles and Maples developed as the Mints stopped production and rationed silver.

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