Sunday, February 05, 2006

Buy Silver Coins

To buy silver coins can be a fun activity as well as an excellent investment strategy.

Many coin collectors collect silver coins as a way of supplementing their savings portfolio and at the same time enjoy the process as many silver coins are very beautiful and pleasing to the eye.

Collecting money in the bank is a dry process and, with inflation and recession, there is little guarantee that the value of the funds will retain their value.

If you buy silver coins however you are buying a precious metal that retains its value and does it in a pleasant and aesthetically pleasing way.

Silver coins, such as the

American Silver Eagle
Australian Silver Kookaburra
Australian Silver Kangaroos
Australian Chinese Lunar Calendar Series
British Silver Britannia’s
Canadian Silver Maple Leaves, and
Chinese Silver Pandas

Are well designed beautiful coins. Although there are available larger and smaller coins, in each type of the most popular is invariably the one troy ounce silver coin.

Most of these can be purchased from coin dealers and some mints. Purchasing from a mint is a safe and secure activity but if you are going to use a dealer, ensure you pick a reputable dealer who has been authorized by a mint and who can provide a certificate of authenticity for proof coins.

Also when purchasing online it is important that you understand how the dealer operates and what the returns policy is. Although many people don’t it is good advice to read the dealer’s terms of service.

Although there are many silver and even part silver, where the silver content is forty percent or less, the above silver coins are the best to buy.

With the above in mind, to buy silver coins can be a worth while activity and also give endless hours of fun!

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