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(Kitco News) - The physical gold market has been dealing with significant supply issues and the crunch is going to get bigger as the U.S. Mint announced that it is shutting down gold and silver bullion production at its West Point Facility.
In a media alert Wednesday, the U.S. Mint said it is shutting down the facility due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution.
“My commitment to the health and safety of the Mint workforce is unwavering and continues to be my highest priority”, said Mint Director David J. Ryder. “These are challenging and unprecedented times, and decisions on Mint operations are made with the best interests of Mint employees first and foremost.”
The U.S. mint did not provide any timeline as to when the facility might re-open again. “The Mint will resume production once it is deemed prudent to do so,” it said in the statement.
The Mint facility at West Point produces investment grade gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion coins.
According to the latest sale data, the U.S. mint has sold 56,500 one-ounce American Eagle Gold Bullion coins in the first two weeks of April. Sales for the month are up 465% compared to all of April 2019.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Mint data shows that it has sold 350,000 one-ounce American Eagle silver coins, down compared to 1.1 million coins sold in April 2019. However, the slower sales numbers come after the mint said that it sold out of its silver coins last month and has been rebuilding its inventory.
By Neils Christensen
For Kitco News
That's a shit load of gold at these high prices. Clearly people expect it to go much higher
Good ol Perth Mint keeping the world bullion market ticking over
Reading this I wonder if the Perth Mint is just stopping producing the coins so that they can make coins at a very cheap price without releasing them into the market so then demand goes up price of coins goes up if they're predicting over the short to medium term Gold is going up then it'll put them in a better position to resell bullion when spot is up
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