What does it mean that the U.S. Mint has suspended sales of the recently releases 2013 American Silver Eagle? Well, for starters, it means that dealers ordered a record amount of the bullion coin to a tune of 6,007,000! And, most importantly, this suspension is just temporary.
What it doesn’t mean is for collectors and investors to go out and buy as soon or as much as they can, since that will over-inflate the cost and the current values. You do not want to panic and pay too much for these coins. So don’t listen to any dealer or seller using this “Not available at the mint” or “Sold out” sales pitches.
As a matter of fact the US Mint suspended sales until their inventories build back up to support rationed buying, and they have scheduled new sales approximately for January 28, 2013.
So no need to panic! You can buy a 2013 for less than $39 with free shipping, right now, at ebay. Here’s the link Buy Silver Eagles
Always remember to be frugal and never buy coins or precious metals out of panic or on impulse. You will save money and avoid over-paying, and is the best method of avoiding future regret.