Silver - As secure as gold but more affordable
Silver has been used by people as a coin metal since antiquity, so it is no wonder that silver coins are still very popular with private investors today. Even if physical silver is no longer used in the production of conventional coins in circulation, among other things due to cost, a few million tonnes of the metal are still used for the production of investment coins each year. In the face of an indicated flooding of the money markets, it is only logical that small investors are turning to real assets, in order that the value of their own assets are not wholly exposed to inflation.
For the purposes of capital investment, nowadays silver coins in particular with a fine weight of one ounce
(31.1 grams) are being purchased, with a purity of 999.9/1000. These so-called bullion coins usually bear unchanging motifs and are minted in high numbers respectively, so that they can be traded as close to the silver spot price as possible. The most well-known examples of these are the American Eagle
, the English Britannia
, the Vienna Philharmonic
and of course the Canadian Maple Leaf
from the Royal Canadian Mint. All of these silver coins have a nominal value in the currency of their country of issue respectively and therefore qualify as legal tender. In addition to traditional items, which have little potential to increase in value, a large number of limited edition coin series are also to be found on the market, whose motifs change each year. These collectors coins, often with a fine weight of 0.5 ounces
, 2 oz
, 5 oz or 1 kilogramm
are traded with a higher price premium and some have significant potential to increase in value. The best known in this regard are certainly the 1oz Kookaburra silver coin and the 1oz Lunar series by the Perth Mint, as well as the Chinese Panda
. Rarer denominations, like the 1 1/4 Bison
coin from Canada or the 3/4oz Canadian Gray Wolf
cause collectors' hearts to race and are forgery-proof. The range of silver coins is completed by the 10 Euro silver coins, which are very popular in Germany, with a purity of 625/1000 or 925/1000 respectively depending on the year they were minted. Due to the high embossed nominal value of 10 Euro and the motif that changes several times per year, in addition to their potential collectors’ value the commemorative coins that qualify as legal tender in the Federal Republic of Germany are above all distinguished by double protection against inflation-based increases in price and negative changes in the silver price.
Because of the threat of inflation, which goes hand-in-hand with the monetary policy measures of the European Central Bank, it is also essential for small investors to buy physical precious metals for the purpose of risk diversification of their own investment portfolios. A partial investment of total assets in the form of silver coins in contrast to other real assets has the unbeatable advantage that the value of the investment can be spread across the different coin types according to individual preferences and can be liquidated quickly again. Thus, any investor can actively control the risk/opportunities ratio of his portfolio himself.
If you would like to sell silver coins , you are also in the right place at CoinInvest.com. The purchasing of silver coins is quick and easy at CoinInvest. Just give us a call to agree on a purchase price by telephone. Then send us the coins by post. As soon as we received the goods, they are examined. If everything is in order, we transfer your money immediately to the bank account you have provided. Otherwise, we will contact you by telephone. Purchasing silver coins is one of our strengths!