Silver Prices Soar, Recording 2009 Highs with Near 10% Weekly Gains

September 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Weekly Silver UpdateSilver prices soared for the second straight week. The metal hit new 2009 highs, with both London and New York markets surging 9.7 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively.

New York silver futures for December delivery closed Friday to $16.285 an ounce and surged $1.47 for the week, the biggest increase of a most-active contract since May 8. The closing price on Thursday was a half penny higher, which was the highest price since Aug. 7, 2008.

London silver prices jumped $1.41 on the week, and follow last week’s advance of 53 cents. The metal was set to $15.95 an ounce, marking the highest level of 2009. London silver is up $5.16, or 47.8 percent this year as compared to the $10.79 closing price on Dec. 31, 2008.

London precious metal weekly prices follow:

London Fix Precious Metal Prices

8/28/2009 950.75 955.50 14.54 1234.00 1244.00 286.00 289.00
9/4/2009 987.25 989.00 15.95 1248.00 1250.00 290.00 290.00


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These articles offer precious metals and silver coin news:

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  • First Spouse Coin Weekly Sales, Gold Coin Prices Rise – First Spouse Coins
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  • Weekly Sales Figures for US Mint Silver Coins – Silver Coins Today
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  • Silver Eagles Sales Best August Ever, Gold Eagles Fourth – CoinNews
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  • Record 2.13M Silver Eagle Sold in August – Silver Coins Today
    American Silver Eagle Coins hit another new record last month. The US Mint sold 2.13 million of the bullion coins, which is the most ever for an August month. That may surprise those who watch the series, given the total is actually down substantially — 24.2 percent — from July’s record 2.81 million. Further, while July ranked as the second best 2009 month for the eagles, August sales are actually …

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