As of Monday November 27th, the US Mint has shipped 345,000 ASE's for the month of November and 17,283,500 YTD

There are approximately 23 potential shipping day's remaining in the year and they need to average shipping 70,000 a day to reach the 2008 level or just over 80,000 per day to reach the 20 million level.

After the first fifteen day's they are 705,000 ASE's behind reaching the 2008 level.

The 2008 pace is 19.6 million ASE's
The 2009 pace is 28.8 million ASE's
The 2012 pace is 33.7 million ASE's
The 2010 pace is 34.7 million ASE's
The 2016 pace is 37.7 million ASE's
The 2011 pace is 39.9 million ASE's
The 2013 pace is 42.7 million ASE's
The 2014 pace is 44.0 million ASE's
The 2015 pace is 47.0 million ASE's


Quote Originally Posted by valerb View Post
As of Monday November 20th, the US Mint has shipped 295,000 ASE's for the month of November and 17,233,500 YTD

There are approximately 26 potential shipping day's remaining in the year and they need to average shipping 70,000 a day to reach the 2008 level or just over 80,000 per day to reach the 20 million level.

After the first twelve day's they are 545,000 ASE's behind reaching the 2008 level. A 40 drop in the spot price today isn't helping ASE sales...

Things might be looking better at SD Bullion, as they are no longer selling ASE's for 15 above their price from the US Mint, but a whopping 19 now.

It's not for me to tell the US Mint how to price their products, but it sure seems like they are way over priced now and their premium for an ASE should be much close to $1.30 versus $2.00 to the dealers.

In case they haven't noticed, the mad dash to buy ASE's that started back in 2010 and 2011 has fallen off a cliff almost two years ago, time to reduce their premium back to where it was before the start of 2011.