The United States Mint has released mintage figures for March 2013, ending the first quarter of 2013 with demand continuing at a much higher pace than in the same quarter from 2012.
American Silver Eagle was up 40% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 over the same three months ended in 2012. As evidenced by this significant increase year over year, demand for the physical Gold and Silver American Eagles continues to show higher levels than demand in the futures and ETF markets.
For United States Silver American Eagles, the demand and volume sold in the first quarter of 2013 is a record, exceeding the previous first quarter record in 2010 by approximately 14%. The total mintage for first quarter 2013 exceeded the total mintage for any entire year in the program history from inception in 1986 until 2007.