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UPDATE September 5, 2013: Sales of U.S. Silver Eagles reach 33,750,000 year to date, passing 2012 total sales of 33,742,500 and heading towards 2011′s record 39,868,500.

UPDATE November 26: sales of U.S. Silver Eagles pass 41,0000 year to date setting an all time annual record/pending home sales fall for fifth month in a row-hit ten month low

Source U.S. Mint

The price of silver is declining while real estate values are climbing.

Sales of U.S. Silver Eagles are at a record pace. Sales of new homes are at relative historic lows.

Silver at $18.79 an ounce today is trading below its 1980 high of $50 an ounce. The median new home price now is at an all time high.

Here are your apples to oranges silver/real estate morning charts:

Year # U.S. Silver Eagles Sold by the U.S. Mint January-June
2006 6,521,000
2007 3,477,000
2008 9,060,000
2009 13,824,500
2010 18,168,000
2011 22,403,500
2012 17,392,000
2013 25,043,000

Year Average Price per Ounce
2006 $11.54
2007 $13.38
2008 $14.99
2009 $14.67
2010 $20.19
2011 $35.12
2012 $31.15
2013 $26.69

Current price of Silver – 6/28/2013: $18.78

Source: U.S. Mint

For comparison here are the average prices of silver from 1979-1981 prior to the minting and sale of U.S. Silver Eagles that began in 1986:

Year Average Price per Ounce
1979 $21.79
1980 $16.39 -Silver hit a high of $49.45 per ounce in January of 1980
1981 $8.43

Silver Price Source: Kitco

Here is a chart showing the number of new homes sold:

Year # of new homes sold
1979 709,000
1980 545,000
1981 436,000

2005 1,283,000
2006 1,051,000
2007 776,000
2008 485,000
2009 375,000
2010 323,000
2011 306,000
2012 368,000

Source: US Census

Here are charts showing the Median New Home Price by Year

Year Median New Home Price
1979 $62,900
1980 $64,600
1981 $68,900

2005 $240,900
2006 $246,500
2007 $247,900
2008 $232,100
2009 $216,700
2010 $221,800
2011 $190,000
2012 $211,312

New Home Price Source: US Census

Median Home Price Source 2011, 2012: Zip Realty
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Further Reading:

The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – September 2013

12 Key Differences Between Silver and Gold

The Gold Silver Ratio vs. the Silver Gold Sales Ratio

Buying Gold and Silver




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