First set about researching dealers and watching the 'spot price'. Doing this with diligence is the only real way to become aquainted and get a 'feel' for the precious metals market. Watch the peaks and troughs in the market and you'll see a pattern emerge. Bide your time and invest a little in the lows, and keep in mind precious metals should be a longterm #investment and can prove to be a great 'rainy day' fund.
So having decided it's time to buy, you're now confronted with the eternal question of 'what to buy?' The truth is for that initial purchase it's best to go with what has great eye appeal to you. Trust your instinct to align you with your best choice #CanadianMaples, #SilverEagles, #Philharmonics & #JohnsonMassey bars are all wonderful to begin with. 1oz silver Coins, Bars and Rounds are more cost effective than fractional (1/4, 1/2 Troy Ounce) which come with a premium. The difference between a #Coin and a #Round is that a coin will have a clearly marked face value in a given currency, for example the 1oz #Silver Canadian Maple is officially minted legal tender worth 5 dollars. Rounds and #Medalions are produced by private #mints and are not legal tender, for instance the 1oz Silver Buffalo Round by Golden State Mint (see photo above). Having made your choice place your order and sit back and wait for your treasure to arrive!
On arrival the anticipation of unpacking your carefully wrapped coin is a real delight, and holding it in your hand is a very special moment! Silver is a magical metal, the depth and colour in the mirror fields can be exquisite, the smoothness of the metal and the way in which it glides through your fingers and over your palm – it's the precious metal of choice!