How To Invest In Silver

Analyst are sounding positive about silver spot price picking up in 2014, they have made this judgement on the information that while economy’s are recovering and looking more hopeful this may mean that investors will not continue to buy silver simply to insure their worth, they are now buying because of growth in nearly all areas of silver demand.

This means that now people have more funds to play with they are heading to industrial development, however this does not mean that coin demand will fall, and it seems the absolute reverse is happening.  We have seen coin demand grow before during and after the financial crisis, not to mention the depression.  It is estimated that coin demand is growing about 9% each and every year.

To begin adding silver to your investment portfolio, you first need to consider how important possessing physical silver is in comparison to ETF?  Currently silver and coincidentally gold ETF’s prices are falling and have been for some time, but this is not the case in the physical silver and gold markets.

It has become very apparent that refined and minted silver is far more valuable in trader’s eyes than an electronic contract of ownership.  It seems quite clear that minted silver carry’s a premium simply for the minters stamp as recognition of quality, and if you happen to own coins then the premium stretches further still.


Here the condition, country of mint, design and desirability make all the difference.  It seems that analytical prediction points to coins as probably returning the best dividends in the future.

Silver coins are thought to be the oldest form of coinage, they have been found as far back as the ancient Greeks, Persians around 612 BC, Britain was known to be using silver pennies 1797.

Visit to see the options available to you when you begin a physical silver investment. 

If you are looking for a silver coin of one of the heaviest weights then consider the Lunar Horse, 10kg from Australia, although this will set you back nearly £9,000.

Alternatively if you have a limited budget you can begin your silver coin collection for under £3 with a Dime, 10 cent, Roosevelt 2.25g from the US, or for just over £8 you can own a German 10 DM coin 9.69g.

The options stretch to all corners of the globe for varying values, firstly you will need to set your budget, then decide on whether weight, country of minting, condition or design are the most important factors on your decision.  Some mints are actually cheaper per oz. so it is worth investigating, as previously mentioned, have a huge selection of silver coins to help you reach a decision.

Once you have made your purchase you will then need to keep it safe until you decide when it´s time to sell for a healthy profit, consider either a safety deposit or if you intend keeping your coin collection at home, you will need to check if your household insurance will cover them.