Update:Looks like a shortage in Physical Silver is shaping upSubmitted by Smaulgld.com on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:20
Here is the original post and status as of April 12. I've updated to reflect activity as of April 15
You can see the record sales at the US Mint site:
As of April 15 the mint has not yet updated its sales to reflect Friday and Monday's action
In spite of record sales and production online sites seem to have trouble keeping up with orders
Here is a quick survey of some online precious metal sites:
JM bullion: 15 business delay on silver eagles
April 15:the delay warning is across the top of the page but what is interesting they are selling individual 2013 silver eagles for $30.36 while the spot price right now is $22.41-nearly an $8 an ounce premium
Provident:looks like most of its silver products are out of stock. I could only find a 2011 silver eagle for sale at $5+over spot price
April 15: the front page features a product called Wise Fire, an eco friendly fuel source! That's right a Precious metal company selling fuel.
and the 2011 silver eagle reference on April 12 is now unavailable
Apmex: Random year silver eagles are sold out. The 2013 contains a note that they are being sold on a limited basis
April 15: now charging $29.28 for the 2013 Silver eagle and the limited basis language is now gone and a delayed till April 24 notice is included.
Golden Eagle Coin: Has a delay on silver eagles to April 19
April 15:increased their delayed shipping date till May 3
Bullion direct: Surprisingly seems to have inventory and the best price!
April 15: claims to have silver eagles for $25.83!
Northwest Territorial Mint: Has eagles if you buy 60 or more http://bullion.nwtmint.com/silver_americaneagle.php
April 15: still has eagles if you buy 60 or more and the price is $27.50
Gainesville coins says allow 5-7 days to ship- not sure if that means it will take 5-7 days to get your order or that they won't send out your order for 5-7 days after they receive it:
April 15 delay is explicit till April 30
Selling silver eagles for $28.47 if you do a bank wire, $29.31 by credit card
Wasnt covered in the original post.
Status as of April 15:now running a big banner noting high volume and delays