The US Silver Eagles: The Best Silver Investment?

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People love to hold the US silver eagles because of the value of the silver inside.

Its the silver that rises as the paper dollar loses its value in a bad economy. This is ideal for investors who want to be prepared for the worst.

When you want something that will not only hold onto its value even when the dollar is sinking, silver coins are the perfect investment. The problem is, there are a lot of different kinds out there to choose from.

If you look at all of the silver coins on the market, you will many differences. Some are circulated and called “junk silver.”

These are relatively easy to find- these coins are only 90 percent pure and they aren’t too pricey.

People prefer these as a hedge against sever inflation - or hyperinflation.

Some argue that they are not as good an investment as coins that have more silver in them, like silver rounds or us silver eagle, which contain one ounce of pure silver.

Deciding between generic silver rounds and Silver Eagles can create another dilemma.

Currently, production of silver eagles has not kept up with demand. This has led to a rise in the premium added to the spot price of a US silver eagles.

Why People Buy The US Eagles Despite The Premium

These coins are in high demand because they are .999 pure, fine silver, and they come stamped with the government’s seal. This makes the US silver eagle safe in the minds of people who worry about the possibility (or inevitability) of bartering or simply verification of authenticity.

Not only will they hold their value and rise along with all forms of silver, but they have a history of hanging on to their value because they are a trusted coin. They come straight from the government, and they have been around for a long time. Again, this trust in the Silver Eagle can be helpful if you ever have to use one of these silver dollars as currency someday.

U.S. Silver Eagles can easily be melted down in the event that you want to sell the silver. They can be added to other silver to make silver bars, or they can be used as they are to buy what you need in the event of an economic emergency. That makes them a very liquid investment that can be kept, spent or melted, depending on exactly what you need your silver to do for you.

Our feeling is that because of the higher premiums, silver eagles are unnecessary and generic silver rounds - which are universally stamped .999 and one ounce are a better way to get on board.

You can read more about our philosophy when it comes to investing in the US silver eagles and other silver coins in our Free Guide to Silver Coin Investing.

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