On the retail level, procuring silver bullion has become an issue with delay in several products including American Silver Eagles, Canadian Silver Maples and even some private silver rounds. The premiums tell the entire story.
Silver.com has become the premium leader in the online retail market. As you can see by the chart below, the company raised its premium on American Silver Eagles from 22%-sub 30% around August 23.
Silver.com did similar with its Canadian Maple Leaf price.
APMEX increased its Canadian Silver Maple price:
Provident metals raised its premium on American Silver Eagles from 30%-40% in the past two weeks.
Premiums on Austrian Philharmonics have also increased with little reprieve:
While the premium change coincides with a decrease in the silver price to sub-$18 from $18.60, you can see that the silver price has regained much of this, while premiums remain high. There are still great opportunities to buy inexpensive bullion. Find them here.