So, what's your favorite type of silver you own?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    I'm increasingly gravitating toward junk silver. I like coins over bars. And I like junk over government issued bullion. Government issued bullion is too pretty and too flawless, so you can't really handle it without marking it up. On the other hand, circulated American junk is already marked up and able to handled freely.

    How about you?
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  3. ripple

    ripple Active Member

    I actually enjoy both, usually I go for circulated silver for collecting tho. Numismatic and historical reasons.
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  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Tableware . . . it returns value while you own it.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Silver-Any way I can get it!
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Didn't this subject come up last year?
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I have many miscellaneous foreign and US silver coins.
    Also many metal detected silver objects and coins.
    But these 2 items are my favorite from my collection -
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  9. Tracy62

    Tracy62 Well-Known Member

    I like the 4-12 oz Art Bars when I can get them at spot or nearly spot.
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  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    "junk" silver forever! Always looking out for some, and i have coworkers who are always helping me out....
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Always good!
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  12. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Junk Silver is great and for awhile it was all I wanted. Then I fell in Love with Silver Eagles. I like a balance of both.
  13. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I really enjoy my one ounce Silver World rounds. Silver eagles, Canadian maple leafs, English Brittanias, Australian kookaburra, kiwis, emus.
    Chinese pandas etc, etc. I know I paid a fair premium over melt but I don't care because I enjoy them all.
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  14. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    Morgans, halves, maples, libertads, ten ounce bars, one ounce bars. old poured kit kat bars
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  15. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    To me this is a tough question. I own maybe 2-3,000 ounces of junk, (don't judge me that I don't know lol). So I basically stopped buying it, its too bulky. I still buy poured Englehard bars near melt if I find them, (they look cool), 1 ounce world coins with animals on them for the kids, (trying to get them interested), modern US commems near melt, (ditto for the kids).

    To me, the answer is whatever trips your trigger. I do not mean that flippantly. If a person ENJOYS the bulk silver buy, they get some "collecting" value out of it while s/he is holding it. That is definitely worth something.
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  16. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    I bought a 10oz silver bar that I came across. It was manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint and I think it's really cool. The problem is that I don't think I'll ever want to sell it.
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  17. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I converted 20 trillion $1 bills batches to these. Saves a ton of space and no longer had to bury brinks trucks in my back yard. :)
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  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Let's see......4 troy ounces......20 trillion dollars......that's 5 trillion dollars per ounce.....and a toilet seat weighs a couple of pounds......that's about right!
    ~ Chris:eek::eek::eek:
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  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I heard silver was gonna rocket :astronaut: up ...... :bag:

    and people complain about ASE premiums ... :)
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  20. crazyd

    crazyd Active Member

    Favorite - I still love my 10 oz RCM Tree of life coin. Great price - and darn near impossible to find after it was issued. In general, any American or Canadian silver coins.
  21. SilverMike

    SilverMike Well-Known Member

    Junk silver. Low premiums and easy to know it is real.
    I have a couple hand poured bars and they are cool but hard to find at a reasonable price.
    A dealer in my town sells most silver he gets in pretty near melt to maintain cash flow during these slow months of the year. So when the price is right I buy whatever I can from him.
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