http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page34?oid=86213&sn=Detail "Sales and suspension of gold and silver coin or bullion coin sales by the U.S. Mint are becoming a regular part of doing business as overloaded refiners and mint facilities struggle to meet continuing high demand" This is just another reason why i believe gold and silver contracts are manipulated. People are stocking up on physical gold & silver. (myself included) I know there are still alot of people out there that think gold should be 300-400 per oz and silver should be 5 per oz the only reason being that those were the prices for nearly 20 years. It was the same back in the 70s. Alot of people thought buying gold at 100 was crazy when it was just 35 a few short years ago. People are stocking up on gold & silver. It was considered real money for 1000s of years up until a few decades ago. I think economies will soon go back to gold & silver. Its the only real way to judge the value of someones labor. Printing money and forcing businesses to pay higher min wage are not ways to judge the value of someones labor.