From Walter Pehowich
By Walter Pehowich,
As of Monday morning Oct. 12th, the U. S. Mint total production for 2015 Silver Eagles was 37,129,500 coins. With the end of the 2015 Silver Eagle production year upon us, I wanted to share my estimate of how many more coins will be produced before the Mint starts producing the 2016 edition. Please understand this is only my best estimate.
I expect that the U. S. Mint will average approximately 950,000 silver eagles each week until they reach 45,000,000 coins and start minting the 2016 edition. Unlike the Royal Canadian Mint that can start selling 2016 Silver Maples in 2015, the U. S. Mint can only offer 2016s after the first of the year.