Bix Weir avid observer of the rigged precious metals markets just informed us that the US Mint has halted production of Silver Eagles until 1-7-13. Perhaps they’re hoping that 12-21-12 really is the end of the world, so they can be relieved of the ever increasing burden of producing bullion coins. The law was recently changed and production of these coins can be halted if the Treasury Secretary gives his blessing. And that’s exactly what happened here. And no sooner was production suspended than the latest precious metals slam down took place. Will coincidences ever cease?