Historically investors have typically turned to gold during tough financial times. The problem is many smaller investors simply cannot afford the near $1600 spot price of gold. Yet, silver offers some of the every same hedge properties that gold does. The difference is silver trades at only $29 per ounce. If you currently invest in [...]
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You cannot determine the price of silver bullion by looking at its monetary exchange rate. This is because it has endless value. In fact, its history actually dates back to 700 B.C. (the Iron Age). During that time an Asian kingdom by the name of Lydia used the first silver coins. Originally these coins were [...]
Precious metals trading has been getting more attention recently, since many people who bought gold, silver, and platinum in the eighties have been making a fortune on it with the recent skyrocketing prices. For some people, trading in precious metals is their livelihood. Even if you don’t want to trade in metals professionally or base [...]
Regardless of how old you are, now is a great time to take up coin collecting. Today it’s easier than ever to find, buy, trade and even sell coins over the Internet and by phone. Collecting coins is a fascinating, fun hobby you can enjoy in your leisure whenever you feel like it. It’s a relaxing, interesting activity you can plan to engage in long term.
There are plenty of warnings about buying things without seeing them first, and these warnings are usually very sensible. In today’s market, however, buying something without seeing it first is rather a matter of course. Most of the purchases made on the Internet, for example, are sight unseen transactions. Certified coins are the way in which online dealers assure their clients that any money spent at the establishment’s site is not squandered. The certification process starts with experts in coins and ends with paperwork that makes the coin traceable, verifiable and highly saleable.
Part of collecting coins is knowing each of the piece’s interesting history. Many collectors can tell an audience grand stories wrapped around each of the coins in their collection. Maybe until now, you have not thought about the coins’ stories, but there is no time like the present to consider this.