POLITICS

U.S. Mint To Resume Silver Coin Sales After Running Out

NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Mint will resume  sales of its popular 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins on July 27 on an allocated basis, it said in a statement on Friday, almost two weeks after running out of stock due to significant  demand.

The mint was forced to halt sales to U.S. wholesalers on July 7 - the second such stoppage in the past nine months - while its facility in West Point, New York, rebuilt inventory.

It said at the time the halt would likely last about two weeks.

 (Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Dan Grebler)