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    Top 5 Silver Products Every Investor Should Own

    Silver remains one of the most popular precious metals for investors to buy. It is both affordable and comes in many desirable formats, including silver coins, silver bars, and even silver bullets.

    However, one of the primary challenges for stackers is knowing if their investment choice is a good one. After all, not all silver purchases are created equal. In fact, your choice of item when you invest in silver can make a big difference in terms of value. Even coins with the same composition can have radically different prices attached to them.

    We’re here to help. The five sections below detail five different silver products that are a cut above the rest in terms of their value and reliability. These pieces are bullion purchases that you should strongly consider making part of the foundation of your collection, regardless of whether you have been stacking for years or are just getting started.

    American Silver Eagle

    America Silver eagle

    The American Silver Eagle is one of the most popular coins in the world for silver investors. Its silver content, silver quality, and iconic design features make it a must-have for any serious silver collector.

    Part of the ongoing appeal of the ASE is that it bears the certification of the US Government regarding its purity, weight, and validity as legal tender. It is the official silver bullion coin produced by the United States and comes in only one size or format – 1 troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver.

    ASEs are also widely available and instantly recognizable. From their first strike in 1986, their obverses have featured the “Walking Liberty” design that harkens back to the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, a staple of the US monetary system between 1916 and 1947.

    If you’re ready to buy a piece of American history, visit our American Silver Eagles page. The American Silver Eagle is always going to be a favorite, and you’ll never have to worry about finding a buyer if you decide to sell yours.

     

    10 oz Silver Bars


    10 oz Silver Bars

    Perhaps the story behind a silver piece is less important to you. Perhaps you’re more interested in maximizing the amount of silver under your control. If that’s the case, you should consider purchasing 10-ounce silver bars.

    You may be wondering why we have chosen this particular weight as the optimal size to purchase. At the end of the day, it comes down to balance. If you want to buy silver in bulk, you want to be able to stack it and store it with a minimum of effort. At the same time, you don’t want a gigantic block of it, due to the fact that the demand for huge bars is often much less than a collection of bars in smaller increments.

    10-ounce silver bars are large pieces, but they are still desirable as investment vehicles and retain their resale value quite well. They are easier to maintain than 10 1-ounce bars, but are much more affordable than a 100 oz bar or a Kilo.

    If you want to start putting some serious weight in your hands, check out our 10 oz silver bars. Buying these bars is not going out of style anytime soon.

     

    1 oz Silver Rounds


    American Silver Eagles are great for silver investing. However, they are not a low-cost option, as they often maintain value well above the spot price for an ounce of silver due to their prestige and pedigree. If you want a more affordable coin option, consider investing in 1-ounce silver rounds instead.

    A 1-ounce silver round is a coin issued without status as legal tender by a sovereign government. They are coins, but they do not pass as currency anywhere. Instead, their value is derived from their metal content. However, don’t let their status as non-currency deter you from investing in them. Rounds are still widely respected as available investment options in the bullion business.

    Best of all, because they are not beholden to any particular display, they can come in a variety of designs. You can find rounds that are designed as replicas of famous historical coins. You can also find rounds that depict pop culture icons. Nowadays, you can even find rounds with emojis on them!

    JM Bullion has many different options for 1-ounce silver rounds, including coins with smiley faces, party poppers, or moneybags adorning their obverses. Check out 1 ounce silver rounds to see what you can use to make an unforgettable addition to your stack.

     

    90% “Junk” Silver


    American Silver Eagles are, by no means, the only silver coins that the US government has issued. Before 1965, all US coins aside from the penny were composed of 90% silver. However, because the ASE is 99.9% pure silver, these coins have now come to be known as “junk” silver coins – even though they are anything but junk.

    Junk coins are popular investment vehicles. For one thing, they may be desirable due to their historical and cultural significance. Junk coins like the Morgan dollar, the Mercury dime, or the Franklin half dollar remain coveted items for stackers and numismatists to this day.

    However, many junk silver options do not bear the same level of prestige as those (or a few other) coins. That’s not a bad thing, though, as an overlooked coin may not come with a high premium that you have to pay the dealer. Once you have the coin in hand, it’s still worth the value of its silver, though, and it’s not unusual for coins to grow in their preeminence and value over time.

    You are not going to find many dealers with a wider and better-priced selection of junk silver coins than JM Bullion. Visit our junk silver page to see what we currently have in stock.

     

    Australian Lunar Silver Coins


    If you want your collection to have a more ordered and exotic feel, consider investing in Australian Lunar silver coins. Although these coins are issued in Perth, they maintain a decidedly Asian vibe to them due to their deliberate design choices.

    The Perth Mint has issued 12 different coins in this series. Each coin depicts one animal in the Chinese zodiac calendar, and the issue date of the coin corresponds with its displayed animal. So, for instance, the coin from 2010 celebrates the Year of the Ox, while the coin from 2020 honors the Year of the Rat.

    Australian Lunar coins come in sets of 12. Each set corresponds to the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac. So, for instance, the coin from 2010 celebrates the Year of the Ox, while the coin from 2020 honors the Year of the Rat.

    The Perth Mint began this issuance in 1996. So far, there have been two complete sets issued, and the Mint is into its third series – Series III – now. Some buyers make it a point to buy all of the coins that have been issued to this point – including complete sets of both Series I and Series II. Furthermore, these coins are certified to be 99.9% pure, the same as American Silver Eagles, so their quality is of the highest caliber.

    No matter if you are already collecting Australian Lunar coins or are just beginning your collection, JM Bullion has them all. So, take a look at our Australian Lunar page to start or continue building your stack.

     

    Shop These Silver Must-Haves at JM Bullion

    If you have any questions when buying silver, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address. Remember, you can follow us on social media and read our weekly blog posts as well for more information.

    Disclaimer: All Market Updates are provided as a third party analysis and do not necessarily reflect the explicit views of JM Bullion Inc. and should not be construed as financial advice.

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