Now is a good time to buy, if you can find any...it's a little scarce around here (junk silver, anyway). We don't buy online,just coin shops, all transactions in cash. Check your local laws, but in some areas the transaction is considered trading money for money, so no tax is applicable. Silver eagles are pretty, but they cost more than junk silver. Decide your reasons for buying silver, and then decide if you need to spend extra for the silver eagles.
We usually buy from a coin shop. But my brother does the online thing. He has done business with gainesvillecoins.com and I think Bulliondirect.com. Another thing to do is to check through all your spare change. If they are Pre-1965 they have about 90% silver in them. here is a good link for you :http://www.silverbarter.com/junk_silver_specs.html
Okay....question....would bullion coin, i guess not currency, but private minting be the same value?What about Canadian?
Yes. It's the best investment in silver by far. Silver is silver, Canadian or otherwise. I like junk silver too. Eagles are nice but you must pay a premium for them.
I started buying "junk silver" online a few weeks ago, and have had pretty good luck so far.Believe it or not, some of my best buys have come from Ebay!
Warlock - i don't know a heck of alot about silver and don't buy it....but any dimes, quarters, 50cent and dollar pieces from Canada BEFORE 1968 are made out of silver. for Canadian nickels you have to go back before 1929. hope this helps.your friend,kymber
thanks Kymber....what I was wondering about are the 1 troy ounce .9999 silver maples.
Warlock - jambaloney collected coins with his grandparents for ages and has a lot of info for you - send him an email at email@example.com....he has some questions about the coins you may be looking to purchase. he says he can help. just fire off an email with your questions.your friend,kymber
doiing research of various online entities, I noticed that while some prices seem okay....the cost of shipping makes it look like not such a good deal after all.Then I look on Ebay for the stuff that says "free shipping" and think some money could be saved that way.
Warlock,We've picked up a few silver coins from a local gold and silver estate sell shop and also at the local flea market. I like buying silver dimes (mercury). We also save all of our old nickels. We've never bought over the internet when dealing in silver or gold, just local and upfront with cash. Good luck!
I like dimes, and quarters and half dollars as long as there old enough to be mostly silver. I like jewelry and spoons, whatever. Shiny, me like. ha ha ha rat
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Junk silver would likely be most practical if TSHTF. If you buy any significant amount, be sure to check the dates to make sure they are all 1964 or earlier, as I have found a few non silver coins in some of my purchases.