New! Visit the Smaulgld Silver Buying Guide for tips on buying silver.
New! Visit the Smaulgld Gold Buying Guide for tips on buying gold.
Buying Physical Gold and Silver
In uncertain economic times, some investors take comfort in buying physical gold or silver and tucking it away in a safe deposit box or an insured vault off site. After years of multi-billion dollar U.S. deficits and the Federal Reserve’s multi-trillion dollar quantitative easing program, many believe that prices of gold and silver will climb vs. the dollar and other currencies.
Smaulgld LLC is an affiliate* of the Royal Canadian Mint, the Perth Mint, BGASC.com, JM Bullion LLC and Golden Eagle Coins, online precious metals dealers where you can buy physical gold, silver and platinum by clicking on the banners or links below. When you visit some of the best places to buy physical gold and silver -the Royal Canadian Mint, the Perth Mint, BGASC, JM Bullion and Golden Eagle Coins sites you’ll have a wide selection of choices of physical gold and silver for sale at competitive prices. Compare sites for the best prices.
The Royal Canadian Mint ships to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Kingdom and the United States. JM Bullion and BGASC ship to the United States. The Perth Mint ships worldwide and often offers free shipping for larger orders.
Set forth below are some gold and silver buying options. See also “Twelve Ways Silver is Different than Gold” below to help you decide which metal is appropriate for you.
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U.S. Silver Eagles
A popular choice for silver is the coin currently being produced by the United States Mint in West Point, New York – the American Silver Eagle. This coin sold in record quantities in 2013. The coin weighs one ounce and is U.S. legal tender with a face value of $1.
U.S. Silver Eagles sell at a higher premium over the spot price for silver than do silver coins produced at private mints.
You can buy Silver Eagles individually, in rolls of 20 or in sealed “Monster Boxes” of 500 coins.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf
The Royal Mint of Canada also produces a one ounce .9999 pure silver coin with a $5 face value – the Silver Maple Leaf. Canadian Maple Leafs also trade at a premium to the silver spot price but are generally a slightly less expensive option than the U.S. Silver Eagle. The 2013 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is available for sale at JM Bullion.
You can also purchase Canadian Maple Leaf coins directly from the Royal Canadian Mint. These coins are often in collectible form (with various designs) and command higher premiums. Please compare prices and shipping at the Royal Canadian Mint, JM Bullion and BGASC as these sites often run specials on both.
You can shop The Royal Canadian Mint for Canadian Maple Leaf and other silver coins by clicking here.
The Royal Canadian Mint is currently offering D-Day Silver Commemorative Coins. You can view and order these beautiful coins by clicking on the banner below.
Another popular option for silver buyers is the generic silver round. These coins are produced by private mints and generally have the lowest premiums over the spot price of silver. The one ounce silver buffalo round with an Indian head on the observe and a buffalo on the reverse is available for sale.
The Perth Mint
The Perth Mint has a wide variety of silver coins and bars, including their popular Koala series. The Perth Mint also produces a series of silver coins featuring Australian wildlife. You can see their silver offerings by clicking on the banner below:
Some silver investors like to stack their holding. For these collectors, silver bars are the preferred form.
Junk Silver – Pre 1965 U.S. Silver Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars and Dollars
Finally, pre 1965 dimes, quarters and fifty cent pieces were minted with 90% silver content. These coins are referred to as “junk” silver and can make for good barter pieces because they are readily recognizable as these coins are still minted today albeit with zero silver content.
There are significant differences between gold and silver (besides color and price) that we have identified. You can review twelve key differences by clicking here.
Also check out the Gold/Silver Price Ratio and the Silver/Gold Sales Ratio.
You can see all your JM Bullion silver buying options by clicking on the Buy Silver Online banner above or by clicking here.
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There are large number of gold buying options.
U.S. Gold Eagle
The biggest seller is the 22 carat gold one ounce U.S. American Gold Eagle. This coin is also available in 1/10 ounce ($5 face value), 1/4 ounce ($10 face value), 1/2 ounce ($25 face value) denominations.
U.S. Gold Buffalo
Starting in 2006 the U.S. Mint started producing a 24K gold coin (.9999 pure gold) – the American Buffalo. This coin is produced in one ounce denominations only.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf
The Royal Canadian Mint also produces a 24 carat one ounce Gold Maple Leaf.
You can also shop The Royal Canadian Mint for the gold Canadian Maple Leaf and other gold coins by clicking here.
The Royal Canadian Mint produces Gold coins in a variety of designs and sizes. For example, click below to view and buy the 1/10 ounce Canadian Wolf pure gold coin.
The Austrian Mint produces a popular Philharmonic gold one ounce coin which generally sells for lower premiums than its U.S. and Canadian counterparts.
The Perth Mint
The Perth Mint has a wide variety of gold coins and bars, including their popular Koala series. The Perth Mint also produces other gold coins featuring different species of Australian wild life. You can see the Perth Mint gold offerings by clicking on the banner below:
You can check out your JM Bullion gold buying options by clicking on the Buy Gold Online banner above or by clicking here.
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