Whether you are looking towards precious investment as a hedge against inflation, retirement, or to try to regain some of what you've lost on your IRA, most responsible financial advisors recommend you put at least portion of your retirement funds into precious metals. Our precious metals brokers can advise you on what's happening with the current market, giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether diversifying with precious metals is right for you. Unlike your stock broker, at Dempsey and Baxter there is someone who can answer your questions about precious metals seven days a week.
Below are a few of the more popular options for silver and gold investment.
The $50 Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of The United States. First released in 1986 under the Gold Bullion Act of 1985, American Gold Eagles are offered in 1/10th ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce, and 1 ounce sizes. Each of the four sizes contains 91.67% Gold (22 karat), 3% Silver, and 5.33% Copper. While these coins are not pure, each size has the respective amount of gold in it. For instance, the 1 ounce size weighs 1.0909 troy ounces and contains one full ounce of gold.
The $50 Gold Maple Leaf is the official gold bullion coin of Canada. First released in 1979, Maple Leaves are offered in 1/10th ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce, and 1 ounce sizes. Each of the four sizes contains .9999 fine gold (24 karat). From 1979 to 1981, the Canadian Maple leaf was comprised of .999 fine gold, and trades at slightly lower premiums than it's .9999 counterpart..
The Krugerrand is the official gold bullion coin of South Africa. It was introduced in 1967 as the first gold bullion coin for private ownership. The Krugerrand is 32.6 mm in diameter, 2.74 mm thick, and like the American Eagle, weighs 1.0909 troy ounces. The coin is 91.67% pure gold (22 karat), 8.33% copper, and has one full ounce of gold in it. While slightly more difficult to find in fractional sizes, Krugerrands come in 1/10th ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce, and 1 ounce sizes.
The $1 Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of The United States. First released in 1986 under the Liberty Coin Act of 1985, American Silver Eagles are offered in 1 ounce sizes and are guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. This one ounce silver dollar is certified and fully backed by the United States Mint.
.999 Fine Silver, commonly referred to as "Triple Nine Silver," is produced by private refineries and companies all over the world. A popular option for investors, .999 silver comes in many different designs and primarily trades in 1 ounce, 5 ounce, 10 ounce, 100 ounce, and 1000 ounce forms. Generally speaking, 1000 ounce bars are used for industrial demand, while 100 ounce and lower are used for private investment. .999 fine silver is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver, and by law must be marked clearly.
90% Silver, oftentimes referred to as "junk silver," refers to any United States coinage struck before 1964 in dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars. It is comprised of 90% Silver and 10% Copper, to give it durability. While the silver dollars from pre-1964 trade at significant premiums over their metal content, the dimes through halves can be acquired for closer to their silver content, making them a popular option for investment in silver.
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