Friday, 23 August 2013

How I See Silver In Future

      These days, I consider silver is on of the best item to keep. Why? Because it has a huge potential in future. Based on it's price this day, it is undervalue. Because silver used in many industrial right now. Silver have become one of the most important item nowdays. Everywhere you go, you will find silver in your life. Right now silver production is low and maybe can not meet the target of production later.

      With this, I suggest you all to buy silver for future investment. Right now silver price is still low. It don't do any harm to you if you buy now because believe me the price will keep increasing year by year from now on. You all need to start gather knowledge about silver. See how silver developing until now and for future. People with knowledge is more better because you know when is the right time to buy the silver and to sell it. Some people will keep delaying it. Why? Because they expected the price of silver will somehow go down. I'm telling you, silver price now is considered low. Even if it's go lower, you can still buy it by doing cost averaging. Because the price will hike.

      What you should do? Get knowledge about silver and then start your investment. Believe me, you are on the right path.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Australian Silver Kookabura - 1 oz mintage

      Australian Silver Kookabura is a one of the best silver coins. The design is change yearly. So you will get different design for each year, good for collectors. For me, Kookabura design is a beauty, everytime I hold it, will give me some firm feelings. It has been produced in 4 different sizes. 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and a kilo by the Perth Mint. It's been issued start from 1990.

      Below is the mintage of 1 oz Australian Silver Kookabura from 1990 - 2013 :

  • 1990 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : sold out
  • 1991 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : sold out
  • 1992 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 219,694
  • 1993 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 190,581
  • 1994 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 174,561
  • 1995 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 154,247
  • 1996 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 170,105
  • 1997 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 159,497
  • 1998 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 103,119
  • 1999 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 109,364
  • 2000 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 104,169
  • 2001 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 169,265
  • 2002 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  91,604
  • 2003 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage : 109,439
  • 2004 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  84,455
  • 2005 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  95,145
  • 2006 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  87,044
  • 2007 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  213,436
  • 2008 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  sold out
  • 2009 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  sold out
  • 2010 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 300,000      declared mintage :  sold out
  • 2011 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 500,000      declared mintage :  sold out
  • 2012 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 500,000      declared mintage :  sold out
  • 2013 Australian Kookaburra      Max mintage : 1,000,000   declared mintage :  271,115
      From the fact above, now for sure you will know which year of Kookabura to search and collect. You should search the year that already declared mintage is sold out because it's more valueable and rare in market to find. 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Advice for buying Silver

      Many people have money to buy silver. But only a few that have knowledge when buying silver. If you buying silver without knowledge, then possibility for you to fail is big. Buying silver without knowledge just likes driving when drunking. It will get you in troubles. So, these are some advice when buying silver from my experience to share :

- Buy the purest silver that you can get. The purest is the best deal.

2     - Buy silver from trusted person or company. Don’t buy silver with someone you just meet. You need to investigate his/her reputation first. Check if he/she already have a bad reputation in dealing before this. If yes, avoid it. Search others person that is trustworthy.

3      -Do some researh first about current silver price before buying. Make sure you enter the market on the best time. Don’t just buy it because everybody around you is buying. Be a smart buyer.

       - Buy physical silver. For the rules, buy the thing that you can touch and feel it. Nowdays already have a paper silver, please avoid it if you can because when you buy paper silver it’s only note in word/book but you can’t see the silver. 

5   - Buy bigger oz (weight). The bigger oz means you can save on minting. For example, buy 100 oz of silver rather than buy 10 x 10 oz of silver.

That is some tips and advice from me when you buying silver. Just a basic guide but really helpfull when needed. Always remember to be a smart buyer. Do some researh and reading first to gather information. Trust me, the information that you gathered, is really valuable. You need to be smart to success. How to be smart? With a knowledge of course. That’s it for now. Happy buying silvers.

Monday, 5 August 2013

How I See the Silver Market

People have been fascinated by silver for thousands of years. Civilizations from long ago found silver deposits on or near the surface of the earth. Many relics from these civilizations including religious artifacts, and jewelry have been documented over the years. Mesopotamian merchants used silver as a bartering tool early as 700 B.C.

In 1792, silver became a key part of the United States monetary system. Congress based the currency on the silver dollar. Silver was used for the nation's coinage until 1965. Silver became an important industrial raw material early in the 20th century, as the industrial revolution was really moving forward.

In today's modern world, silver is used as a valuable and practical industrial commodity. It is also an appealing precious metal for investment purposes. Silver is relatively scarce, but it is still the most plentiful and least expensive of the precious metals.

Silver demand is based on three main areas: industrial uses, photography, jewelry, and silverware. This represents more than 95% of the annual silver consumption.

Fundamentally, there is a declining supply and increasing demand. Around 90% of all the silver that has ever been mined, has been consumed by various global industries. Industrial demand has been outstripping supply for 20 years or more. Ground supply is currently as historical low levels. The U.S. government stockpile of silver is all, but gone. Sales from other major countries, such as China, Russia, and India are declining also.
There are very few pure silver mines remaining. Most of them have depleting reserves. There is almost no chance that significant mine supply, will depress the price of silver as it continues to rise. There appears to be a powerfully bullish outlook for silver.

As of this writing, silver is priced at about $18.50 an ounce. Technically, silver is in a major uptrend in price. On a monthly chart, silver could drop in price to just over $12.00 an ounce, and still keep its major uptrend intact. On a weekly chart, silver could drop to just under $17.00 an ounce, and keep its uptrend intact. On a daily chart, silver has been in a downtrend channel since early June. This is a normal price correction in a major uptrend. The monthly and weekly charts give you a long term view, which is used to analyze long term trends, or major trends. For long term traders, the daily chart can be used for timing purposes, such as entry and exit of a position.

Fundamentally and technically, silver looks very strong. Silver is quite unique, because its both a monetary and industrial metal. Gold is a good buy, but I believe silver has the most potential in coming years. There is a good chance that silver could be valued well over $50.00 an ounce in the next few years. It could go up double, or even triple that level. The silver train could well be the ride of a lifetime in the next few years. I plan to be aboard this great opportunity.

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Monday, 17 June 2013

Where is All the Silver in the World Going?

Silver coins have been in usage in this world for a very long time. They were used as part of the monetary system and were considered precious all the time. Silver was always considered along with gold as a precious metal and even today in the present day market silver has a very high demand. Though gold is also used as bars in bullion its usage for other purposes is very less and but silver has become a necessity in many industries now. This is the reason why silver deposits are depleting very rapidly. A current estimate is that if we usage the silver at the current pace the stocks will last only for next two decades or even less. Here is a brief list of various places where silver is being used:

• Like mentioned earlier, silver is extensively used as alternative form of currency. This is usually referred to as bullion and silver is made into bars, coins and rounds for the sake of this. Silver bullion has now become one of the most reliable form of investment in this world of uncertain economics
• The second most common way silver is used in the world is for silver jewellery and silverware. Jewellery is an integral part of everyday life in the eastern world and silver has a special importance for that. Silverware has become a symbol of richness and it has been very popular even from the days of kings. Silverware was used for dining and for making statues etc.
• With advancements in technology, Silver has become a part of medicine too. Silver in combination with other metals is used in the field of dentistry for filling dental cavities. This is because of the unique feature of its quick melting point and early hardening.
• Photography is another major industry that used a considerable amount of silver in the past decade. This usage has now come down majorly due to the digitalization of cameras.
• The surge of electronics and gadgets in today's world is taking a considerable amount of silver every minute. Silver is used in electric circuits, silver contacts, keyboards, paints, audio ware, hearing aids, batteries, etc.
• Mirrors are another major everyday thing that uses silver in its making. The process called silvering will make a glass behave like a mirror. This usage is coming down now because of alternative use of aluminium.
• Silver is used in bandages as it can act as antimicrobial. Silver creams are used as antibacterial and antibacterial medicine. It is also used in catheters to prevent bacteriuria. It has a wide range of application in homeopathic medicine too.
• Silver polymers are now used in clothes by integrating it with the yarn to keep them odor free and bacteria free.

Therefore, it's easily understood that all the reserves of silver in the world are going to be cleared soon because of all the usage mentioned above. With decrease in supply, there will be increase in demand and so will the rise in price. Therefore, it's definitely a wise choice to invest in silver bullion coins now.


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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Importance of Silver Coin Investing

The Silver coins of old are possibly the oldest mass form of coinage in recorded history. They, along with gold coins, were among the first coins ever used thousands of years ago. But, are Silver coins a good investment for today's investor?

Silver coins, are a popular way to hedge against inflation and balance portfolio risk. It has historically been the most affordable precious metal. Unlike Gold, Silver purchases do not have to be reported. It has unique properties, which make it ideal and essential for global industry. And creates a situation where there is simply no substitute. Silver has huge industrial applications. It is found in most everything from cell phones to computers. As the worlds thurst for electronics continues to grow, so does the demand for more silver. Also, the medical industry has found almost as many ways to use silver as the industrial world. These applications makes it a consumable investment. And not just another pretty face.

Silver and gold are of course used as a form of money and also since the ancient times were used for gambling purposes. They are of metal and usually disc shaped. Coins can be dated back to the BC era. By around the year 700 BC the Mesopotamian were using precious metals as a medium of exchange.

The U.S. mint is a government controlled coin production facility. It also produced what is widely considered America's most beautiful silver coin, the Walking Liberty Half-Dollar. The Mint removed all silver from dimes and quarters. The silver content in half-dollars was reduced to 40%. The mint continued to turn out silver coins until 1971. In the place of the silver was what is called a "Fiat Money System". Fiat money is money with no real value of it`s own. But is enforced as legal tender by the government. The problem comes when money is mass produces without it`s real value increasing. The result is the "Fiat Money" becomes less valuable and coins with precious metals become more valuable.

Precious metals investors often ask "Should I invest in silver or gold." Silver has historically been the most affordable precious metal. Silver Eagles are easy to buy and sell at most coin, precious metal and brokerage companies. "Precious metals have had value in all civilizations and have survived all financial crises. They can be expected to do the same in the future." Now is the time to buy gold and other precious metals. Silver and gold, however, are much more popular precious metals investments than platinum and palladium.
To sum it all up. Silver and gold coins are possibly the oldest mass form of coinage in recorded history. These coins, are a popular way to hedge against inflation and balance portfolio risk. Silver coins can be a great investment for a number of reasons. Today, the best reasons are that silver is affordable for most people and because it`s demand is growing everyday.

Jim Swank has been in the field internet marketing for over 10 years. He is now taking that knowledge and expertise and applying it to the very profitable business of Silver and Silver Coin collecting. For more information on how he makes money in Silver, go to:
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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Silver Investment - More Reasons Why it Makes Sense

Silver is consumed in industry more than ever before.
People think of silver in terms of its price and value. The truth is that the industry uses more and more silver year after a year, so if you're really looking into a good investment, then silver is definitely a good option. One of the main reasons why we use silver is jewelry. We make necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry out of silver because it is pretty, as well as valuable. People will never lose interest in silver jewelry, so as long as it's made, silver will be needed.

It is possible that you don't realize that silver is used in medicine to a great extent. Dentists use it for dental fillings, and since philosophers wrote about the healing attributes of silver, we use it in wound dressings, and even Band-Aid. The truth is that silver does help us heal better, and because of that the industry will always use it.

Of course we use silver in high technology items as I mentioned before. Almost everything around you, be it a printer, a desk lamp, or even a TV screen, has some silver in it.

Another way we use silver is to make money. It is funny to think that until 1960 for most of the U.S. coins were made in 90 percent silver. Watch the videos mentioned in the introduction for a good historical summary of why that was.

When currencies get weak people turn to precious metals.
There is a tendency whenever the economy is bad and currency loses its value for people to turn to precious metals such as gold and silver. It's close to impossible for silver to devalue over any significant period of time. People understand this, and that is precisely why they invest in silver when they feel that the value of their currency or any valuable currency in the world is dropping dramatically. When they fear an economic crisis, they go to silver and precious metal brokers and increase the bias of their portfolio towards safe value storage that precious metals offer.

That's a tendency displayed by every nation for many years. Use this knowledge for your own gain.
Silver price keeps increasing.
The last reason why silver is a great investment is that the price of silver keep increasing. As I've mentioned before, silver is becoming more and more valuable and in just a few short years, it has doubled its market value. In 2005, it cost $7 to buy an ounce of silver. Now, it costs $17-$19 to buy an ounce of silver. The trend that you see here will not change. The price of silver will always increase, and the fluctuations will be minor within the overall context of silvers increasing scarcity and increasing demand.

The general tendency will be that gold will become more valuable and silver will follow but also have additional increases due to its unique additional uses. It is best for you to spend some money on gold and silver now so that you have a solid investment that you can realistically get back with significant increase in value in just a few years.


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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Investment in Silver Bullion Offers a Lot of Financial Security For the Future

Silver although not as popular as gold has carved its own place in the investment market. These days more and more financial advisors are getting their clients to invest in silver bullion because they feel that this will offer them a lot of financial security in the near future. Economists of the world believe that during troubled economic times, most countries, government, and people start looking back at traditional values and this is where investment in silver and gold begins.

The world has barely started to breathe a little since the recession but the highly volatile market trends have not changed much. It has been seen in the recent past that strong currencies like the U.S. dollar and the British Pound have started to lose value. The British Pound has lost as much as 30% of its actual value against currencies like Japanese Yen. At the same time, the United States is trying to print green dough's in order to find its way out of the recession crisis. This method of saving bankrupt companies has increased the fear factor in the average citizen because another bout of recession can end it all for the US.

This is one of the reasons why people should start investing in stronger portfolios like silver. Silver bullion is not just here to stay but silver in itself is a life saver. It will help in protecting you from any financial insecurity in the coming years and also help in protecting your underlying wealth. At least, you will have something that can be traded - you can't trade stocks during economic crisis.

The stock market can crash but gold and silver are resources that will not lose their value. One of the best forms of silver investment is through bullion. The best place to buy silver bullion from is the mints. You can invest in silver rounds and bars, in 100-oz silver bars, and much more. When you are investing in silver bullion, check for.999+, purity in the bars. Silver bars are available in several weights but the most common are:
- 1 Troy Ounce
- 5 Troy Ounce
- 10 Troy Ounce
- 100 Troy Ounce
- 5 Gram
- 10 Gram
- ¼ Troy Ounce
- ½ Troy Ounce

These silver bars are also available in different sizes and thickness as well and can vary from 18.3mm in length to 150mm. The width can vary from 30.3mm to 76mm while the thickness will vary from 1.12mm to 26.9mm. The purity will remain.999 but this is something that you should always check before investing. Any silver bullion having purity of less than.999 will have much lesser return on investment value.
There are several other aspects to consider if you are planning to invest in silver bullion like collecting information in the market performance in the last decade, types of bullion available, storage for silver bullion, transporting it and much more. The more informed you are, the better silver bullion investment you can make.


Kelly Hunter owns and operates Silver Bullion Bars and writes about Silver Bullion Bars
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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Investing in Silver Coins - Is This a Profitable Investment Right For You?

Investing in gold, silver, copper, zinc and oil is considered as good investment now. Gold and silver nearly move in the identical manner on an index. Therefore, when gold costs do well in the stock exchange it heavily affects silver prices and silver coins rise up too. What does that mean to you? Ever thought of a business on the subject? Is investing in silver a profitable endeavor? Metals are the attraction since ancient of times to the current day.

The Silver boom is probably going to occur, and contributing to the present factor is demand of silver coin articles in USA, China, India, Russia and other parts of Europe. Silver jewelry is highly sought after; in demand, it appears chic, is cheap and includes a resale value. There are also indexes that reports and records or silver and gold worth movements. Investing in silver coins may be a bright idea, because the silver index looks promising. Within the month of May 2007 silver had hit a high of $15.seventeen per ounce and since it is beneath $twenty it is still at the reach of a standard investor. Silver consumption is increasing day by day. Industries silver demand is increasing each year.

Silver also makes a smart conductor of electricity and that makes it widespread as well. It's also thought that silver stock is low this year and when the demand supply ratio stretches silver rates will automatically soar.
Investing in silver coins is coming back up as a powerful business with lots of cash to fiddle with. It wouldn't be inaccurate to say that investing in silver coins will bring you the gold mine. One can invest in Silver coins or silver bullion but take into account the high premium related to it. Follow these important tips and you may build a sensible profit along with your silver investing exploits.

Everywhere you look these days, you see "I Buy Gold", therefore what? I am here to let you in an exceedingly not-therefore-secret secret: Gold isn't the deal here. Silver is because of the aforementioned items. What do these business know?

To sum it all up, my friends, if you don't have an investment strategy now, I want you to go to the mailbox to get your tax-refund check, your un-employment check, your pension check, or move on to the bank and turn your "money" from trash to security. To find out more about how to capitalize on the precious metals arena, contact me for details or see my website.

I am a Full Time Network Marketing Consultant who loves to show people how to make money and have more freedom in their lives, especially on the internet. My goal is to help you achieve your home business goals quicker and easier.
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Friday, 31 May 2013

Securing Your Money With a Silver Coin Investment

We have always heard that we should diversify our investments. This certainly is sound advice now with the ups and downs (and more downs) of the stock market. Is there a way you can diversify to provide more security for your savings?

I have found my answer where financial experts like bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki have found theirs: silver. It is possible to get ahead financially, even in rocky economic times, with this tangible asset. There will never be a better time to get started.

Getting Started

Many people do not realize the opportunity silver presents for investors. We all know that gold prices are astronomical - and we all wished we held a substantial amount. What a secure retirement that would ensure.
But many of us do not realize silver holds the same potential. Pre-1965 silver coins, including Franklin and Kennedy half dollars, Mercury and Roosevelt dimes, and Washington quarters, have 90 percent silver contents, and with these, we can build a stable financial portfolio.

It's all about numbers, and the numbers indicate that silver is a promising investment. Every expert I have consulted and every trend I have studied points to silver's rise in value. Already in 2009, we can see this is true.

At the beginning of the year, silver prices were $13.00 per ounce, which is an increase over previous years. Now, however, an ounce sells for $16.65. Just ten pre-1965 coins, which equal an ounce, have netted investors generous returns.

You can easily calculate your profits if you had a bag of silver coins, which nets 715-720 ounces of refined silver. This is the time to invest because silver prices are still low enough to allow average investors to purchase large amounts. But they won't stay low for long.

Will silver prices rise to $100 per ounce? $1000? More?

No one knows, but what is certain is that silver is on an upward trend that shows absolutely no indication of reversing. The pre-1965 coins mentioned above are known as "junk silver coins." Don't be fooled by the name: they have no value to collectors, but investors can net serious profits from these "junk" pieces. Remember, just ten of these coins (just one ounce) have increased substantially in value over the course of a year.

Another great thing about silver is that it is easy for beginners to invest. You need only go to eBay, CC Gold and Silver, or Lynn Coin online and look for junk silver coins. You can visit Monex Deposit Company and CMI Gold and Silver (also on the web).

There are various sources, and prices are still relatively low. Invest now while you can, and you will be able to watch your assets grow while others are watching their stock portfolios bounce up and down.


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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Siver Bullion Bars and Silver Eagle Coins

Silver bullion bars have seen a staggering increase in investments over the last five years. This form of silver investing is popular because the bars are uniform in size, making them both easy to handle and easy to store, and they are compact, making it easy for investors to store a great amount of bars in a small space. In addition, they are easy to liquidate because they have universally recognized hallmarks. Industry standard silver bullion bars are.999 fine, or 99% pure, and each bar is available in the immensely popular 100 ounce size, the next popular 10 ounce size, in the less popular 1 ounce size, or in an IRA-recommended 1,000 ounce rectangle.

Those who purchase 100-ounce silver bullion rectangles usually ignore the survival aspect of this asset, purchasing it instead as an inflation hedge or as an investment. This is because even though the rectangular bars are easy to transport and store, they are not easy to carry around and pay for goods and services with. Thus, those purchasing bullion usually intend to protect against the inflation aspect of paper money or as an investment for retirement or other such future financial goal. Such guards are reasons why individuals choose silver bullion bars over other forms of U.S. currency coins as investment tools.
In today's market, silver investments are about fifty times the bulk and weight of the same investments in gold. So, for larger investments of over $10,000 there are more reasonable precious metal investment options. For amounts smaller than $10,000, likewise there are options that are more reasonable available.
American Silver Eagle coins are the official one-dollar coins of the United States Mint. Because of their single dollar denomination, investors sometimes refer to them as American Eagle silver dollars.
Introduced in 1986, there have been over 165 million Silver Eagle coins minted in the United States, making them the most successful United States Mint silver bullion coins in history.

Minted from.999 fine silver bullion and weighing a single ounce, Silver Eagle coins carry a symbolic $1 face value, making them silver dollars. Due to their single dollar face value, these coins are official legal tender, meaning they are acceptable as payment in any state in the union. Federal law permits the United States Mint to produce Silver Eagle coins as "numismatic", meaning they are also collectible coins, allowing the Mint to sell them at prices over their single dollar face value. This is why ads on television sell them for $30 apiece to collectors.

It is imperative that, whether purchased as collectors' items or as a form of legal tender, that the buyer patronizes a reputable source. Safe purchase of Silver Eagle coins includes taking precautions such as ordering by telephone to lock in at accurate prices, and that the exchange of monies takes place within 24 hours of the complete sale. Ensuring that safe shipping takes place is also paramount. Look for institutions that ship via insured US mail or UPS, with reliable tracking options. Researching the intended company is also a wise choice. Many respectable institutions provide references that clients can contact in order to find out what type of organization they are and how they do business. Also important is client confidentiality. A safe institution will guarantee that they do not share or sell their clients' information to any third parties, and that all payment information remains in the closest of confidentialities. Institutions that go the extra mile do not put client names or other pertinent information on invoices, nor do they computerize transactions.
Investors cannot be too careful with their money in today's turbulent economy, and investing in precious metals such as silver bullion bars and Silver Eagle coins is a wise decision indeed.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Silver Bullion and Silver Coins

Many individuals collect silver bullion or silver coins. It is likely that you have a few around the house, whether or not you are an official collector. The silver market provides investors with a number of options. Pre-1965 U.S. 90% silver coins were used as common legal tender up until the mid-1960s. Today, these silver coins serve as both a medium for investment, but could alsol be used as "survival" coins if our existing monetary system ever fails as some people fear that it might at some point in the future.

Almost equal in popularity as are the pre-1965 U.S. 90% silver coins are the 1-oz. silver rounds. A close runner-up to the silver rounds would be the 100 ounce investment bars. Also popular among collectors are the one ounce American Silver Eagles and the Ten ounce silver bars.

Silver Eagles that are privately minted are a pretty inexpensive and rather convenient way to purchase and collect silver. They have a stamp of 999 fine on them- indicating their weight and their purity. This recognizable stamp makes them quite easy to sell or even exchange. The reason they are referred to as "privately-minted" is because they are indeed produced by a private mint. On the other hand, the American Silver Eagles, are forged by the U.S. Mint and are thus "legal tender," officially known as $1 coins.

The privately-minted Eagles are thusly named because their obverse side (or the front of the coin) portrays an eagle that is flying through the sun. Both the privately-minted Silver Eagles as well as the U.S. mint's legal coins contain exactly one ounce of 99% pure silver.

The U.S. Mint's Silver Eagles are considered substantially more valuable than the privately-minted ones. And in comparison, the Canadian Silver Maple Leafs are valued lower than the $1 American Silver Eagles but still higher than the ones that are privately minted.


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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Why Invest in Silver Bullion?

It is often said that during troubling times people flock back to traditional values. In the financial world flocking back to traditional values means a return to the precious metals. In the highly volatile times we live in, traditionally strong currencies such as the U.S. dollar and the British Pound are quickly losing value. The pound has lost up to 30% of its value against other currencies like the yen in the last year. Likewise despite the USD at first being upheld at the crisis point by a rush into U.S. treasury bonds, this temporary upswing has now been reversed as fundamentals push down the USD against other currencies. As the United States attempts to print its way out of recession giving bankrupt banks vast amounts of tax payer money to attempt to stop a financial collapse even the average citizen fears what is about to come next. For history teaching us once those printing presses start rolling inflation and even hyper inflation is on the way. Unemployment and associated problems only increase the panic.

People want to move into something that will protect their underlying wealth, or even ensure they have something, anything that they can trade. Therefore they move into resources that will not lose value. Gold has been the traditional hedge in such times, but it does not take long for the price to be prohibitive as it is a rare resource. Most Gold is held by the large investors leaving little for the small investor to get at a reasonable price. There is however another precious metal that it more easily available to the small investor - it is silver, and currently it is relative cheap to Gold with a 1:70 ratio. This ratio is has no sensible explanation given that the ratio they are found in the earth is about 1:13.5. Should silver return to its God given ratio - those holding silver are likely to become very rich.

Silver has many qualities and properties that make it a very useful industrial commodity. For example silver paste is used in 90% of solar cells - and with many predicting and even demanding the move to renewable energy, the demand for solar panels is predicted to skyrocket. Thus the demand for silver paste is correspondingly over to increase. But if one takes a detail look at just how many industrial processes silver is involved in - its demand just as a commodity has the potential to skyrocket. But many are seeing the real increase in the price of silver will be the demand for it as an investment.

Silver is molded into bullion bars and coins. As such it forms an easily transportable form of wealth. Each bar is marked with its purity and weight and normally a makers mark. If you want to see how easily these items are traded one can check on eBay and see that bullion is highly tradable and convertible into cash.
As cash continues to lose its value, silver underlying value will increase in proportion. (For example if you had left your money in the bank last year you would have seen a low interest return (3%-5%) on which you would be required to pay tax. In truth by sitting your money in the bank you are losing value when inflation is factored in. If you had put the money into silver you could have seen a 56% increase in value) But where investors see the real increase in the demand for silver will be the demand to have something other than paper with which to trade, buy and sell. Once this process again becomes accepted to the general public the value of silver will only increase further.

The only way I see silver not exploding in value would be if some massive silver mine was discovered - I am mean massive in the sense of billions of ounces. This happened when the "new world" was discover in the 1500's, but I very much doubt with the world now explored there is another silver el Dorado not yet found. Currently silver mining production is about 600 million ounces most of which is currently used and "consumed" meaning any sizable move into silver as bullion will greatly increase its price. There simply isn't as much silver around as there once was.

The fundamental law of supply and demand is very well known. It is a law that is beginning to be applied to silver with people realizing it is a finite resource, it is precious.
Why invest in Silver bullion? To make money on an increasingly limited and in demand resource. By having physical possession of Silver in bullion form you know you actually have it, in precise quantity and quality and not just a paper promise.


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Monday, 27 May 2013

Why Silver Is So Important?

Silver is a very pretty gray white metal. It is quite soft and provides resistance from corrosion, and it does not oxidize easily. But, it can form a surface tarnish of silver sulfide. It is the best conductor of electricity among all the metals. It is considered as a precious metal along with gold and platinum. Since silver is a rare metal that also adds to its preciousness.
Everybody knows that Silver is used extensively in various forms of jewelry. Despite the shine and luster of the silver, it is relatively quite cheap metal as compared to others. It is easily accessible as well. Silver jewelry has a rare distinction of complimenting any skin tone with an equal ease. At one time, it can be elegant, and at the other time, it can be used casually.
Silver is considered as a precious metal. It is used extensively to make silverware. They can be made from sterling silver or standard silver. It is also used in photographic paper and film. The most common example of its usage is commercial photography. Silver is used heavily in the industrial sector. It is used by industries for industrial X-rays and graphic arts.
In the medical area also, silver has found its place. It is used by dentists for various purposes like tooth filling. It is used in the field of electronics due to its good conductivity of electricity. Also, it is used in batteries and connectors. It is used to make tableware and wrought plates. Some humidifier on the market uses silver to make rods which are used to eliminate bacteria.
Silver has the highest conductivity among metals and it is a good conductor of heat as well. The conductivity of silver is better than the copper, but copper is primarily used in wires for electricity conductivity because of its cheapness. It provides lower contact resistance of any other metal. Silver is also known as white metal because it has a high optical reflectivity. It also has the highest thermal conductivity in comparison to other metals.
Silver is considered to be stable in pure water and air. But, it has shown the signs of tarnishing if exposed to air or water that contains ozone. Many acids are available in the market. These acids can easily clean the black layer of the silver.
Standard silver is composed of 92% alloy and 8%copper. In many countries, it is mandatory to at least constitute 92% of fine silver in order to be marketable. Some of the markets sell their sterling silver with the help of a process known as flashing. A thin silver coating is provided on silver jewelry items through this process. This coating provides the required shiny finish to the silver jewelry. Britannia silver is composed of 95% of silver and 5% of copper. These variety of uses has made silver so important in our life.
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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Why Samsung Is Not Buying Silver

Cluff Gold, a gold mining concern focused on West African assets, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung. Under the unusual agreement, the huge Seoul, South Korea based industrial company will be offering substantial funding to the mining concern to help develop its mining portfolio in the initial form of a $20 million unhedged loan facility.
This is the very first financing deal of its kind, where a non-mining concern has shown an interest in a mining company to help provide it with a reliable supply of bullion over the longer term.
For whatever reason, capital from outside the mining industry is now starting to become available to it.Interestingly, the well-known shorts in the mining shares could well be in trouble, although the fact that Samsung is buying into a gold miner highlights the fact that it is probably too late to do the same for silver.
Silver Miners are Spread Thin and at the Mercy of the Banks
Although a desperate need for consolidation exists in the silver mining sector, the capital to do so seems quite hard to come by since miners are typically viewed as risky borrowers by funding banks. This situation creates significant problems for the supply of silver going forward.
If a tech company announced a similar joint venture with a silver miner, it would very likely create an industrial panic and see the price of silver push sharply higher. This move could be large enough to break the global financial system, especially if the famously short bullion banks are not as hedged by offsetting transactions in the OTC sector as they claim to be.
Basically, the worldwide surge in investment demand for silver is competing with constant industrial demand for a metal that is universally believed to be vastly more ubiquitous than it is due to years of extreme price distortion.
Furthermore, silver's monetary history ties it to gold, even though they have different intrinsic values. Nevertheless, no central banks own silver in comparable quantities to their gold holdings.
Impact of the Samsung/Cluff Gold Deal
Overall, as noted by many, including the legendary gold mining CEO, Jim Sinclair,the story is a major game changer that demonstrates substantial international corporate investment in a monetary metal.
It also highlights the persistent under valuation in the sector, and the desire by industrial concerns to secure their long term supply of a precious metal.
Furthermore, the creative financing deal demonstrates the recognition of the facts that:
(1) Gold mines mine money,
(2) The supply of gold is dwindling and
(3) Gold plays an important role in the high tech industry, which is actually quite minimal compared with silver's broader industrial importance.
The deal also indicates that the precious metals bear market inflicted by widespread hedging of gold shares is now coming to a close. Just think about it, if Samsung or another large tech company tried to source silver in this way, it could very well trigger a spreading crisis.
Precious Metals in the Rehypothecation Era
The Samsung/Cluff Gold deal also comes in the era of rehypothecation, which involves a broker pledging as collateral for a bank loan the securities in customer margin accounts.
Basically, the rehypothecation of assets, which infinitely dilutes claims on real assets, can and will ultimately lead to total losses even for investors who thought that they had strong collateral backing.
Furthermore, the inventory of the world's credible assets is literally evaporating in absence of Cap Ex spending, which is also one of the reasons behind the ECB's seemingly endless lowering of its collateral requirements.
Why Buy Silver?
Within this investing and supply environment for silver, a substantial buying interest could well have a remarkable upwards impact on the price of silver for the following reasons:
(1) Not much silver left. This is the same reason that central banks are not buying silver. Basically, silver has been dis-hoarded and any major buyer would immediately induce a short covering panic that would end all panics.
(2) Silver miners are spread thin. The supply of silver is largely a byproduct of the mining of other metals because the primary silver producers are still viewed as risky. They also often have trouble finding funding for their mining operations and exploration activities.
(3) Strategic threat. No one wants to be the one that blows the silver market sky high with large purchases, so gradual accumulation often seems a more prudent investment strategy in the relatively thin silver market.
Although Samsung may not be buying silver - yet - this innovative deal with Cluff Gold indicates that conditions are favorable for more "finance for supply" transactions of this type over the years to come.
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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Future Silver Prices - How High Will Silver Go?

Over the last few years, there has been a huge amount of interest in the precious-metals sector, as many weary investors have looked for somewhere safe to place their money. Both gold and silver have increased sharply in value over this period, with gold having risen to levels that many investors now seem unable to reach. Silver on the other hand is a lot cheaper, making it a more viable option for many investors. And although silver has risen sharply alongside gold, many precious-metal investors are now speculating that the white metal may still have some way to go.
Can Silver Reach $800 Dollars?
In the early 1930s, silver was at a low of around 25 cents an ounce. It was difficult to trade, and near impossible to buy between 1934 and 1963 because of a government imposed trading ban on the metal. But by the early 1980s, silver had reached a high of around $50 dollars an ounce. In just under 50 years, silver had risen around 200 times in value. Based on the bull market that started in the 1930s, and that lasted through to the early 1980s, and taking about ten years ago when silver was last at its market bottom of around $4 dollars, silver would need to rise to around $800 dollars to equal its last bull market.
Can Silver Reach $2500 Dollars?
The monetary base back in the early 1980s was estimated to be at around $140 billion dollars (according to government information) when extracted silver for the same period was estimated to be at around three billion ounces. Taking silver's old high of the early 1980s which was around $50 dollars, and comparing it with the two trillion dollar monetary base of today, silver would need to rise to around $2500 dollars to equal that of the monetary base back in the early 1980s. These figures are based on the philosophy that the amount of extracted silver that exists today for investment, is far less than that what existed back in the early 1980s.
Can Silver Reach $4500 Dollars or More?
Although silver is a precious-metal, is has always played second fiddle to that of gold, where gold has always been (and still is) sought after by central banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and investors alike. Silver has never really been taken seriously, although when certain elements of the market are analyzed, the white metal may have a lot better future than gold.
Over the years, unlike gold much of the extracted silver that has existed for investment purposes does not exist anymore. Due to silver's highly appealing uses within the industrial sector, a large majority of the white metal has been used up in disposable products like computers, mobile phones, televisions and batteries etc. Silver has also been used for many years within the car industries and machinery industries.
Taking into account that probably around 95% of the previously extracted silver does not exist anymore, due to being discarded over the years along with the disposable electronics that regularly get thrown away, and the rising costs of extracting the remaining amount of discovered silver. It would now not be unreasonable to think, that silver has even a little higher to go than previous thought.
If the US dollar was to collapse, which it could easily do, due to the increasing burden of an out of control national debt that now hovers around the 14 trillion dollar mark, together with an increasing amount of weekly runs on the printing presses that are devaluing the dollar everyday. Then the now reserve currency of the world, would have very little appeal to it.
It could be concluded, that gold would become almost impossible to obtain, as the present diminishing supplies would be quickly snapped up by governments around the world. At the same time a total trading ban could easily be reintroduced on the metal. This would leave silver to be a viable investment option. When considering the present-day turmoil, and remembering that during the 1930s silver bull run the dollar actually lost almost 70% of its value, the price of silver could easily reach new highs that have never been seen before!
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Friday, 24 May 2013

Reasons Why Silver Prices Will Rise in the Future

Silver prices have been steadily increasing over the past few years. The price of silver has increased about 84% in 2010 and then up another 20% in 2011. According to analysts, the value of precious metals will continue to rise in the future. If you are planning on investing on coins, then you must do it now before the prices get too high. The longer you wait, the smaller the profits you get from investing in silver. If you don't believe that the price of silver will only continue to rise in the future, read this list of some of the reasons why the price of silver is continuously rising.
Reasons Why Silver Prices Are Rising
For decades, central banks have been selling their reserves of silver in order to meet excess demand. This has kept silver prices low for many years but it also made mining unprofitable. As a result, there is now a shortage of the mined capacity of silver developing over the next two to four years.
Most of the mined silver is consumed for industrial purposes. Therefore, most of the mined silver is consumed quickly instead of being stored. Silver is a previous metal that has a store value quality similar to gold, but it is used as an industrial metal. This gives it a useful value in growing industries such as chemicals, computers, and cell phones.
Since World War II, the United States government has sold over 5 billion ounces of this precious metal. The U.S. government currently has no reported silver in storage.
The above-ground available stores of gold have by 600% since 1980, while the above-ground available stores of silver have decreased by 90% since 1980.
Silver prices are also rising because starting and operating a mine costs a lot of money. A significant silver mine needs requires about ten million dollars (in some cases it might need 100 million dollars) in capital to get started. It takes about 3 to 5 years for a single silver mine to produce a significant amount of silver.
Most of the mined silver did not come from silver mines. It is found while mining for other minerals like zinc, lead, copper, and gold. Therefore, silver is not the focus of new investments in the mining sector. Only 30% of mined silver comes from silver mines. They are very few because there are few places that can sustain silver mining.
Silver has hundreds of industrial uses in today's modern economy. IT is used in water filtration, wound care, health care, solar power, mirrored glass, DVDs, cell phones, smart phones, tablet computers, and computers. It is also used as a catalyst for chemical reactions in order to produce products such as plastics.
Silver is the preferred metal by the average investor when the prices of gold are more than $1000 per ounce. When gold prices become higher, silver becomes a good substitute for investment for gold because of its lower cost and its similar qualities.
China, one of the world's significant producers of silver, has limited its silver exports and ended the tax rebates that they give to silver exporters.
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tips on Buying Silver: The "Poor Man's Gold"

A prominent silver analyst recently stated that he thinks that at its current price, silver is the most undervalued commodity in history, but here are some things prospective silver investors might not know.
Buying and Storing Physical Silver
You can buy silver bullion bars and coins from many qualified dealers both in the U. S. and abroad. By "qualified" we mean dealers who offer defined buyback programs and secured storage options along with your purchases. Two popular dealers are American Precious Metals Exchange and KITCO in Canada. Both feature great selections, competitive pricing, quick delivery (if you choose), and excellent buyback policies, along with secure storage options. Bullion silver bars and coins are.9999 pure silver and trade at modest premiums to their intrinsic (or melt) values. You can also purchase what is known as "junk" silver, which means United States silver coins minted prior to 1965 (1970 for the Kennedy Half Dollar). Junk silver coins contain 90% silver and 10% copper, and are generally sold in random denominations in different sized "bags." Premiums over melt value can vary greatly among dealers, so you should shop carefully. Some dealers also offer uncirculated US silver coins, but these coins have numismatic value and so are universally sold at higher premiums over their intrinsic value.
Advantages/Disadvantages of Silver over Gold
Many anticipate a collapse of the dollar as the U.S. unit of currency at some future point. Fiat currencies (those based only upon faith) have never stood the test of time, and history is replete with almost 4,000 examples of failed fiat currencies. If and when the dollar ultimately fails there will almost certainly be a period during which silver and gold coins will be used as currency. Silver coins will have more utility than gold as a replacement currency, but gold can be more easily stored. It is not possible to predict the relative future values of gold and silver, but holding some of both metals is probably a wise policy.
Alleged Silver Price Manipulation
Many traders believe silver prices have been artificially suppressed by major money center banks acting in collusion with the Federal Reserve since 2008. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) began investigating charges made by traders against JPMorgan Chase in 2008 after the bank acquired large silver short positions as part of its acquisition of Bear Stearns, and separate federal lawsuits were filed against JPMorgan Chase and HSBC (a large foreign bank) in October, 2010, charging silver market manipulation. The suits alleged that the banks illegally manipulated silver prices by periodically "flooding the market" with sell orders to suppress market rallies. The suits were dismissed in 2011 on grounds that unless and until the CFTC completed its investigation the Courts had no basis for any findings against the Banks. The CFTC investigation remains unresolved today, five years after it began, and as of this date JPMorgan Chase still holds short positions representing over 20% of the entire Comex silver market. Veteran traders believe price suppression continues, but remain confident that demand will ultimately overwhelm the Banks' short positions, and that silver prices will then dramatically spike to their true market values.
There are many alternatives for buying silver, and decisions to enter the silver market deserve careful thought, planning, and preparation. We hope you will find this information useful if you are contemplating an investment in silver.
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Buying Silver Coins Has Proven To Be An Excellent Investment Strategy

There are three fundamental reasons why investors are buying silver coins: for a future growth investment, for a hedge against inflation, and/or to survive an economic collapse of the current government. Currently, some investors are purchasing silver coins because they believe the price of silver is going to increase in the near future according to supply and demand principles. This article will cover these fundamentals, and give scenarios of past and present situations in which investments in silver coins was or can be an excellent investment strategy.
In past precious metal bull markets, silver has outperformed gold by tripling in price when gold only doubled, and in some instances silver quadrupled in price while gold only doubled. One of the biggest factors for these occurrences is silver's numerous industrial applications which far outnumber gold's industrial uses. Since 1990, silver production of up has fallen well short of industrial demand. In fact, in 2001 silver production fell 117.5 million ounces short of industrial demand, and the demand for silver needed to produce currency raise the shortage to 142.5 million ounces. It is believed that more gold is currently stored in vaults than the total amount of the world's above ground silver supply. This is most likely the reason why in 1998 Warren Buffett purchased 129.7 million ounces of silver.
Most Financial Investors will advise the purchase of junk silver coins over premium silver coins. Although premium silver coins may be more aesthetically pleasing, they will not hold up in value during an economic collapse of a current government. The amount of silver content the coin possesses will far outweigh the coin's rarity or beauty when trying to barter for goods or services. Take for example, the economic collapse of the banking system in Argentina and Paraguay in 2002. The citizens that converted their Pesos and Guarani for gold and silver coins protected themselves when the banks closed, and even after banks reopened clients were limited to the amount of money that could be withdrawn.
An investor buying silver coins will need to follow some basic guidelines. A safe investment would be purchasing Morgan Silver, Roosevelt dimes, or 1964 Kennedy half-dollars. Just as important as what you buy is who you buy from. Whether it be your local coin shop or over the Internet, the investor should research how trustworthy the business or dealer has been in the past. Ask other investors for recommendations and gather feedback from previous customers are both good ideas before doing business.
U.S. coins minted before 1964 contain 90% silver content, and because they were circulated as a legal tender they're no longer in mint condition and are referred to as junk coins. Although they may be worthless to collectors, investors see only profit. A Roosevelt dime that was originally worth 10¢ would today have a melt value of $2.20 because it contains approximately 0.07234 ounces of silver.
A collector will pay $18.00 or $19.00 for a Morgan silver dollar, but they contain 0.77343 ounces of silver. If melted down, they would be worth $24.00 to $25.00 to an investor at today's prices. Typical dealers sell $1000 bags face-value of junk silver coins which will cost the investor $12 to $13,000 at today's prices. But at online auction sites and investor can find dealers selling smaller quantities, and some dealers even offer free shipping. Putting in a bid just above spot value on several lots will often land an investor a few winning bids.
Some strategists predict that silver could climb as high as $150 an ounce, and for an investor buying silver coins at today's spot-prices this could mean as much as a 328% return on their investment.
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