The Ultimate Guide To Investing In Silver Coins and Silver Bullion

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August 14, 2012 10:32am NYSE:SLV

Jared Cummans: Silver investing has made a name for itself in recent years, as investors have begun to look at the precious metal as a strong store of value as well as a safe haven play. Silver also has close ties to the industrial world, giving it greater ties to the economy than gold

. But for those who are looking to start a silver collection of their own, there are a number of factors that come in to play. Below, we have assembled an all-encompassing guide of articles and resources from around the web to educate you on every facet of the physical silver industry [for more silver news subscribe to our free newsletter].


First things first, you will need to know some of the biggest and most trusted dealers in the silver industry [see also 25 Ways To Invest In Silver].

  • APMEX: A straight up, no-nonsense website that is focused on those looking to purchase bullion of all kinds, be it bars, coins, or even rare collectibles.
  • Kitco: While Kitco is a big seller of the white metal, it is also a vital resource as it offers forums and educational centers to help investors make the best decisions for them as well as learn from other individuals from all around the world.
  • BullionVault: A great resource that gives investors the option to store their purchases in vaults in New York, London, and Zurich with the option to either sell or withdraw bars at any time.
  • Bullion Direct: A website that has a very well-rounded focus. While it offers live pricing and the ability to purchase/sell all four precious metals, it also has a timely news section to keep investors up to date.
  • JM Bullion: This site sells both silver and gold and also offers analysis and guides to helps investors of all levels make appropriate allocations.


Though a number of the following resources talk primarily about storing gold, the same practices will apply to silver investors wishing to keep their physical bullion safe and sound [see also Were Gold and Silver Manipulated Alongside LIBOR?].


One thing that often is overlooked by investors are the tax ramifications of physical silver investing [see also Five ETFs To Own During The Next Market Collapse].

General Research

The following resources give general information and facts on physical investing as a whole [see alsoFour Commodities To Buy Before Roubini’s “Perfect Storm”].

Related: iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV).

Written By Jared Cummans From CommodityHQ  Disclosure: No Positions.

CommodityHQ offers educational content, analysis, and commentary on global commodity markets. Whether you’re looking to speculate on a short-term jump in crude or establish a long-term allocation to natural resources, CommodityHQ has the information you need.

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