What are the Best Silver Products to Buy?

What are the Best Silver Products to Buy?

Selecting the right silver product is very easy. That decision is primarily based on two factors:

  • Timeframe
  • Purpose for investing

Timeframes and investment criteria can vary from one individual to another. Ask yourself the following questions to determine which option gives you the most ‘YES’ answers. Then, scroll down to view the gold product recommendations for that option.

OPTION #1 --- see PRODUCT #1 below

Want a short term (less than 1 year) investment?
Want an alternative to earning 1% at the bank or with a CD?
Want the lowest silver premium and Dealer commissions?
Want to be able to track your investment by following the spot silver price?

OPTION #2 --- see PRODUCT #2 below

Want a 1-year to 5-year investment?
Want protection from a depreciating dollar and inflation?
Want to diversify your financial investments?
Want minimal Government reporting?
Want affordable silver coins in small dominations?

OPTION #3 --- see PRODUCT #3 below

Want a long-term (5 years or longer) investment?
Want to protect your financial assets by putting 15-20% into silver?
Want long term diversification?
Want to provide funds for your children’s education or your retirement?
Are you concerned about Government reporting?

PRODUCT #1 - SILVER BULLION COINS AND BARS

Valued primarily for their silver content plus a small premium for minting or fabrication by a bank or government.

Silver bullion coins and bars are:

  • Traded at the silver value plus 4 to 10% based on availability and quantity
  • Popular for short-term investments of less than 1 year

The most popular and actively traded Silver bullion coins and bars (in order of highest demand first) are:

  • 1 ounce .999 Silver Trade Units (Rounds)
  • 1 ounce U.S. .999 Silver Eagles
  • 100 ounce .999 Silver Bars
  • U.S. 90% Pre-1965 Silver Dimes to Half Dollars
  • U.S. 40% Half Dollars Dated 1965-1970

Major benefit of Silver Bullion Coins and Bars:

  • Track silver spot price
  • Smallest premium over silver spot price
  • Lowest Dealer markup of all silver investment products
  • Excellent liquidity

PRODUCT #2 - SILVER BULLION PLUS COINS

Silver coins that are minted by a government. Silver Bullion Plus coins trade (or are issued) with a small premium above silver spot price based on date and grade.

Silver Bullion Plus coins are:

  • Traded at silver value plus a slight premium over comparable bullion coins or bars
  • Considered rare coins with all the privacy benefits.
  • Popular with investors with timeframes ranging from 1 year to 5 years

The most popular and actively traded Silver Bullion Plus Coins are:

  • Circulated Rolls of Morgan Silver Dollars dated between 1878-1904
  • Circulated Rolls of Morgan / Peace Dollars dated between 1921-1925

Major benefit of Silver Bullion plus Coins:

  • Circulated U.S. Silver Dollars have a low premium over silver value
  • Increased silver demand can drive up the premium
  • Offer privacy from U.S. Government 1099 reporting
  • Actively traded
  • Excellent liquidity
  • Small dealer markup

PRODUCT #3 - INVESTMENT QUALITY U.S. SILVER COINS

These Silver coins are Uncirculated and many are PCGS or NGC Certified*, dated PRE-1935, with a minimum grade* of Mint State 63 (Choice Uncirculated). *See Grading and Certified Coins for more information on coin grading.

Investment quality U.S. Silver coins have:

  • Historical 50 to 100 year track record of appreciation
  • Excellent liquidity
  • Prices that range from $200 to $200,000 based on grade and rarity
  • Huge popularity with investors and collectors with a 5 year or longer timeframe

The most popular and actively traded Investment Quality U.S. Silver coins are:

  • Original Brilliant Uncirculated Rolls of Morgan & Peace Dollars dated 1878 to 1925
  • Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars certified by NGC or PCGS graded from MS64 to MS68
  • Walking Liberty Half Dollars certified by NGC or PCGS graded from MS64 to MS68

Major benefits of Investment quality U.S. Silver coins:

  • Excellent demand from collectors and investors
  • Best long term appreciation of any silver investment
  • Offers privacy from U.S. Government 1099 reporting
  • Excellent liquidity
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