Citing problems with supply, the US Mint has stopped selling gold and silver coins, even though it is against the law to do so.
In another case of “color me unsurprised” the US mint has halted sales of gold and silver eagles citing “depleted inventories of the metals”. As can be seen by our wonderful colored charts, sales have skyrocketed indicating public non-confidence in the US dollar. Or better yet, public non-confidence in hallucinated ETF computer-pixels.
For those wishing to look beneath the surface, this is simply another confirmation of supply tightness in the gold market. Though officially the US mint has run out of blanks, it would make more sense that the Western oligarchs have simply decided is enough is enough and do not wish to further feed the fire of gold price appreciation until 2010. Perhaps it is simply not ‘that time’ yet, which would make sense considering the leaked information out of Bilderberg 2009 that the world is not yet ripe for the much-anticipated global currency crisis.
I hesitate to believe that the US Mint has run out of silver/gold blanks for striking coins. Project Mayhem is on the right track when he suggests that this is nothing more than an attempt to keep silver and gold out of the hands of the average prole.
While I realize that our dear leaders think we should believe everything that government agencies shove down our throats, other motivating factors should also be considered before wholeheartedly believing the reasons put forth by the Mint.