personalliberty.com / by Bob Livingston / January 21, 2013
More Americans are becoming wise to the debasement of the U.S. dollar and destruction of the economy by the ongoing quantitative easing to infinity money printing and massive deficit spending, as evidenced by the surge in the sale of physical gold and silver by the U.S. Mint in recent weeks. They are recognizing the system is in its death spiral.
As of Jan. 15, the U.S. Mint had sold 110,500 ounces. That put it on track to exceed the 127,000 ounces sold in January 2012 and exceed the highest monthly tally since 1999.
Silver Eagles started slowly but picked up in the second and third weeks of January. As of Jan. 15, more than 5 million ounces of silver had been sold by the Mint. That had it on pace to exceed January 2012’s record of 6.1 million ounces. Demand for Silver Eagles was so great, the Mint had to suspend sales because it ran out of coins. Sales will not begin again until Jan. 28.