Silver American Eagles Hit Record High Sales In January 2013

January of 2013 saw a small growth in the value of silver, around 3.7%. During the same period gold actually dropped by 0.8% but analysts seem to agree that gold will see a steady rise overall. Today silver is at $31.78. You can buy one dollar face value of circulated 90% silver US coins for around $30 including postage. How much you might spend will depend upon where and how you make your purchase as well as your level of knowledge on the subject. But, at the time of this writing I can easily find junk silver coins for that price range even when buying very small quantities at a time. Those who know little about coins and precious metals but who are interested in the idea of collecting are likely to fall victim to the highly over priced “collectable” coins seen in some markets....

American Silver Eagle

1986 – Present The American Silver Eagle was first produced by the U.S. Mint in November of 1986. This coin contains 9.999% pure silver and although it bears a One Dollar face value it has never been circulated nor has it ever been available at face value. The American Silver Eagle is an ideal way to collect silver as it is recognized and trusted around the world for its silver content. The American Silver Eagle has been minted at three different mints; Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point. The value of the American Silver Eagle is based on more than just its silver content. Due to the limited numbers produced and the varying numbers minted each year this coin also enjoys “collectable value” with some years and mint mark combinations bringing much more than others. The...