How to Sell Your Precious Metals

When you make the decision to sell your metals there are several steps that need to be completed to ensure you get fair market value and the sale goes smoothly. To begin you must take inventory of the metals you plan to sell. Get an idea what the metals market price is for the metals…

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The Best Way to Buy Silver Bullion

Silver bullion has seen unprecedented demand the past 18 months, for unprecedented reasons. As the financial arena becomes more complex, a growing number of investors worldwide have turned their attention to precious metals bullion. Wise investors who seek an alternative to other mainstream investment vehicles, like the idea of having a portion of their assets…

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The Best Way to Buy Gold Bullion

What is the best way to buy gold bullion? There are tons of websites that sell gold bullion. The strategy is price, and who can say they provide the best service. One thing you do not hear much about is suitability. Suitability is big stuff. Suitability helps determine if the particular asset is the right…

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How to Buy Gold Bullion Bars Online

There is a wide variety of ways to buy gold bullion bars online.  Gold bars are convenient for storage, and are generally the most cost effective way to buy gold bullion. Because gold bars trade close to the gold spot price investors can eliminate the higher premiums associated with gold coins. It is important to…

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Troy Ounce vs Ounce

If you’re new to investing and collecting precious metals, this special way of measuring gold and silver can be confusing. The troy ounce is different than the regular ounce used to measure other goods, such as food. This system was put into place to keep the unit of measure standardized, as gold and silver are bought, sold and traded all over the world.

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5 Tips for Handling Precious Metal Coins Properly

Handling your precious metals coins properly will help them retain their numismatic value. Leaving marks from your fingers, trying to wipe them clean or dropping them can decrease their value. This is important for coins like; proof coins, uncirculated coins and rare coins because they are valued for more than their metal content.

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Types of Silver to Buy Online

As you probably know silver is a great way to protect your family from uncertainties in our economy and it’s also great for collecting. Silver is affordable and can be very useful. It comes in many forms including; coins, bars, rounds and bullets. Which form of silver is the best to buy?

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Coins vs Rounds

You may be asking yourself, should I buy silver coins or silver rounds? Unlike bars, coins and rounds can be easy to confuse, especially for a beginner. In this article I will discuss the simple yet important differences between coins and rounds.

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What is the Spot Price?

The spot price is determined by a series of factors including supply, demand and futures prices. There are two different prices to be concerned with. The “Bid” price is the price you will be paid in the event you sell a commodity like gold or silver bullion. The “Ask” price is what you will pay when making a purchase.

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