how to buy gold and silver

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There are many different ways to purchase actual gold and silver such as: bullion coins (my favorite), bullion bars, legal tender coins and numismatics (collectibles).
The US Silver Eagle for instance is a one oz silver coin with a legal tender value of $1.00. The market value for that coin is about $6.00. Likewise, a US one-oz gold eagle coin has a legal tender value of $50.00 with a market value of around $380.
I tell you that because I give some detailed advice in today’s column about what I think is the easiest way to buy physical gold and silver coins and bullion and make sure that you’re not getting ripped off in the process and I want you to know that I’m not being paid by anybody for this and that I have indeed personally used this approach to buy some physical gold and silver in the last couple weeks.
“I’m using this latest round of gold and silver spot prices showing another fresh round of intraday crashing here today to head over to my local and/or other dealers to aggressively buy another tranche of gold and silver coins and bullion.
When gold and silver took a big hit last week, I stepped up my buying of physical gold and silver coins and bullion and am already about half into my rebuilding process even though I thought I’d be rebuilding this position over the next year or two.
We’re talking about finding ourselves a reputable dealer or two over the next few months and then continuing to scale into more physical gold and silver bullion and coins over the next couple years.
The best way to buy physical gold or silver is to shop around slowly but surely locally and every time you drive to another big city until you find a reputable dealer that’s not trying to scalp you but wants your continued business over the next few years.
Next point to make is that we are going to be slowly but surely accumulating this physical gold and silver bullion and coins over the next few months, quarters and years.
I do think there’s been a good bit of people giving up on gold and silver, especially the folks who were trading this stuff when prices were near their all-time highs last year and the year before.
Do you personally think 2011 will be the year that the economy ‘really’ start to fall apart? And by really, I mean to the point that the government can’t stop it or do you think it can be stretched out for years to come? I ask because I got into buying gold and silver coins quite late and don’t yet have enough and fear the prices will start getting so out of hand that I won’t be able to catch up.
No, you cannot go to the supermarket with a gold or silver coin and buy groceries, but coins are the most liquid way to own bullion.
I prefer gold eagle coins and silver eagle coins the best when buying bullion.
I bought some MS61 $20 Liberty coins back in 2004 for $686 each and now I want to at least recuperate the money I invested, so do you recommend selling part of the coins to get the money I invested back and keeping the rest in gold, or turning the rest in silver, and if silver which coins, or turning some into silver and keeping some of the gold.
Don’t get me wrong, gold and silver bars are valuable, but they are not as easy to sell or trade as coins.
A coin is a universally recognized unit of weight, and many consider gold and silver coins to be money.
When the time is required that you need SILVER or GOLD, only round coins are value.
I am not sure if my last comment went through yesterday as it still isn’t posted, but I also wanted to follow up with the news on Gold ATM’s in Florida? What do you think about them? The article said that it will “permit customers to purchase gold coins and bars” and “the Gold ATM machine is equipped to be recalculated via the internet, to sell gold bullion based on real time market prices”.
A knowlegeable friend guided me in buying junk silver & gold coins in 2003.
If you are purchasing both Gold and silver coins, my choice is American Gold and Silver Eagles, what would your advise be as to what % should be Gold and what % should be silver.
on a side note: after silver and gold collapesed in late 2008 and i started buying silver at around $8.00 an ounce, i read an article stating that the profits attained from the selling of 40% silver kennedy half-dollars was not taxable and not required to be reported on a tax return.
Finally, when buying silver or gold coins, you should always take physical delivery.
When I started buying gold and silver about 2 1/2 years ago I spent time researching and trying to learn the best way to begin investing in precious metals.
(If the mint shuts down, or there is some severe shortage in bullion, or there is systemic financial failure, then all bets are off and the sky is the limit on bullion commissions.) The spot value is the raw market price of refined gold or silver.
For times when the government is not there to back its gold and silver coins.
These features make gold coins and silver coins easy to cash in and trade.
There are numismatic gold coins and silver coins.
Is jewelry the same as owning gold or silver coins? No, because there is no uniformity in jewelry.
The only advantage to buying gold or silver in bars is you pay smaller premiums (or commissions) per ounce.
Also there is also a lot of silver and gold coins sold on ebay.
So, where do you buy gold or silver coins? You can buy online or you can buy in your own hometown.
As to gold and silver coins themselves: try to have more silver than gold.
also read, at this time there is 4 times as much above ground gold in the world as there is silver, yet gold is 50 times more valuable per ounce than silver.
Hi Greg, I’m a beginner from the UK looking to invest in some precious metal, either gold or silver.
Do you think right now is it still a good time to buy gold and silver (before 2011)? I think waiting until the new 2011 silver eagles comes out is better…at the beginning of the year.
I think silver greatly under value due to the price of gold and the history of precious metals.
When you are buying physical gold or silver, you can buy numismatic or just plain bullion.
Just wanted to give a “heads up” to those who are wondering which gold and silver coin-selling sites are trustworthy, honest, and will stand behind the product they sell.
gold & silver bars from private mints still have as much gold and silver in them as those by the government mint, ounce-for-ounce.
Hi! Good article! One thing you should change, though – it’s in this sentence: “Junk” silver is any U.S. dime, quarter or half-dollar minted before 1964.” That’s a misleading statement as many people will think 1964-dated coins are NOT silver, as it implies only 1963 and earlier-dated coins are silver.
Good luck and good fortune with your gold or silver coin purchase.
The Silver VP was first released in 2008 while the gold VP was released in 1989 and is reportedly (from several sources) the most widely held gold 1ozt coin in the world (although, certainly not in the US).
First of all, gold and silver are sold by the “Troy” ounce.
To purchase gold and silver creates a wealth insurance policy that provides protection against the volatility of rash economic policy and wild swings in economic activity.
While the cyclical nature of the economy ebbs and swells like the ocean tides, buying gold and silver can help protect, stabilize and even expand your wealth.
Gold and silver are immune to fiat currency fluctuations and in our opinion offer the only certainty in an uncertain economic future.
Gold and silver investment provides you with best protection against corrupt and inept government, banking, and policy systems.
Mike Maloney, author of the # 1 best selling precious metals book Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver, says that investors must take into account the value, not merely the price, of any investment decision.  For example, GoldSilver.com’s value differentiators are the education, vault storage options, and Exit Strategy that we provide our clients.
Gold coins can be bought in numerous ways, including but not limited to buying on online websites like eBay or our website, GoldSilver.com.  Some investors buy gold coins locally at coin shops, while in some countries investors can buy gold coins directly from banks.
Choosing the best gold coin for your investing objective will depend upon multiple factors including your geographic location,  the importance of privacy when selling gold coins back to gold dealers, and premiums both on the buy and sell side.
Finally, when it comes to buying gold coins, you need to think ahead in the future of how you may ultimately sell your gold at a profit and what your exit strategy might look like.  Understand if the gold dealer you are buying from guarantees buying back the gold coins they sell to you, and if they will be offering you a fair price years from now if you return to sell to them.
If you are considering converting an IRA into gold coins, gold bullion coins are a great choice for gold investors.  The most popular gold bullion coins are American Gold Eagles followed by Canadian Gold Maple Leafs.
 Gold bullion coin prices are based on the market price of physical investment grade gold.
 Today's gold bullion coins are typically 22k to 24k, having a 90% or higher level of gold content.
Almost all gold and silver dealers advertise common bullion products like American Eagle coins, Canadian Maple Leaf coins, or well known bullion bar hallmarks or brands.
Being the Managing Director of one of the world’s largest gold and silver bullion dealerships, I have had the pleasure of speaking with and serving thousands of our clientele.
First I will expose some tactics unscrupulous gold dealers use, then I will describe for you many of the products or investment vehicles you should avoid.
BAIT => Your phone number to a dishonest dealer is pure gold, and they will use numerous tactics to mine that information.
You can take possession immediately if you pay in cash, if payment is made with check we require a ten day holding period for the check to clear.
You lock in a price off of the current live spot price when payment is made.
The sale price is already finalized so market price changes are irrelevant during this period.
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American Bullion has also shown thousands of clients how to buy physical gold and silver for private custody.
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Prices of Gold or Silver fluctuate on a daily basis and are influenced by industrial and jewelry demand, demand as an investment, central bank lending, volume of recycled material available in the market, speculative trading; and costs and levels of global gold production by gold producers.There are a number of economic factors as well that influence prices.
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