Citing what it called a “global silver shortage,” the U.S. Mint is not going to take orders next month for certain silver coins.
“The global silver shortage has driven demand for many of our bullion and numismatic products to record heights. This level of demand is felt most acutely by the Mint during the initial product release of numismatic items,” the Mint said on its Facebook page.
Demand has led to complications ordering the coins online, the Mint said.
“Most recently in the pre-order window for 2021 Morgan Dollar with Carson City privy mark (21XC) and New Orleans privy mark (21XD), the extraordinary volume of web traffic caused significant numbers of Mint customers to experience website anomalies that resulted in their inability to complete transactions,” the release said.