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One of the biggest indicators of the changing tides was the announcement from US Mint on September 13th, 2007 that they would be suspending the purchase of 2007 Gold American Eagles.
Originally posted by uberarcanist
This makes me wonder. What if the U.S. gov't ran flat out of gold? What would happen? I know that gold isn't used to back up currency any more, but would there be any other financial ramifications of there just not being any gold in Federal coffers any more?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I'm just guessing, but probably the demand was higher than expected and they need to mint more. Unless this is a pattern seen in other precious metal coins such as the krugerrand or maple leaf, I don't really see any conspiracy here.
There goes another one
Look at that. The proof gold American Eagle sales have been suspended on the Mint Web site. Proof platinum American Eagles remain on sale as do the silver American Eagles.
Did The U.S. Mint Run Out Of Gold?
....What's the real story? If it really takes over a month to make a pricing decision, perhaps there are bigger problems at the Mint. Link
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