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Silver Investment

Should you decide to add silver to your investment portfolio, there are a number of options for you to consider. Here is a summary of silver investment choices:

  • Bullion: Silver in the form of bars that are at least 99.9 % pure.
  • Official Coins: Silver coins issued by a government mint.
  • Medallions (Rounds): A round piece of silver resembling a coin but not considered legal tender. Medallions may be issued by governments or private mints.
  • Certificates or Storage Accounts: Silver is kept in storage but the investor can take possession within a few days if desired.
  • Accumulation Plans: This approach enables investors to accumulate silver on an average basis, similar to dollar cost averaging. The investor does not own the physical silver.
  • Futures and/or or Forward Contracts: An agreement made on an exchange to take or make delivery of silver at a set date in the future.
  • Options: The right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a silver or a financial security linked to silver on a specified date in the future.
  • Exchange Traded Fund: A basket of equities linked to silver, i.e. the physical metal, producers, refiners, etc. ETFs are traded on exchanges throughout the trading day.
  • Mutual Funds: An open-ended fund that holds a basket of silver-related equities that are priced once daily.

The source of your silver investment is important as well. See below for a comprehensive inventory of silver products available at the following trusted retail outlets.

Sources of Investor Products (Silver)

Retail Outlets Bullion Official Coins Medallions
(Rounds)
Certificates or
Storage
Accounts
Accumulation
Plans
Futures and/or
Forwards
Contracts
Options Exchange Traded
Fund*
Mutual Funds
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.
www.amark.com/
American Precious Metals Exchange
800-375-9006
www.apmex.com/
The Bank of Nova Scotia
212-912-8500
www.scotiabank.com
BlackRock
800-iShares
(800-474-2737)
www.ishares.com
CMI Gold & Silver Inc.
800-528-1380
www.cmi-gold-silver.com
Commerzbank, NY
212-336-1000
www.commerzbank.com
Dillon Gage
800-375-4653
www.dillongage.com
Fidelitrade
800-223-1080
www.fidelitrade.com
Gainesville Coins
813-482-9300
www.gainesvillecoins.com
Johnson Matthey
610-971-3064
www.matthey.com
Kitco
877-775-4826
www.kitco.com
Midwest Bullion Exchange, Inc.
888-928-3390
www.privatebullion.com
Mitsui & Co. (USA)
212-878-4127
www.mitsui.com
Monex Deposit Company
800-949-4653
www.monex.com
MTB Bank
800-535-7481
www.mtbcoins.com
Royal Canadian Mint
613-993-3500
www.rcmint.ca
SilverSaver
800-701-3546
www.silversaver.com
United States Mint
800-USA-GOLD
www.usmint.gov

Please check with your broker.

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