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$24.11
+0.62
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+36.00
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Investing in Silver

Silver investments are time-valued assets known for their affordability and diversification potential. Defined as the “indispensable metal” by the Silver Institute, silver is widely recognized as a critical industrial commodity with truly unparalleled utility. Monex proudly offers an array of quality silver investing options, an attractive two-way buy/sell market and exceptional customer service. Contact one of our Account Representatives to discover more about how to invest in silver and add this valuable asset to your portfolio today.
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HISTORICAL Silver PRICES & CHARTS

Silver Coins

According to the silver industry analysts at the CPM Group, investors have chosen to purchase silver in past years because it has helped protect individuals' wealth from the volatile ups and downs of the stock, bond and currency markets. Silver has also helped investors to stabilize wealth over the long term, and given them exposure to periodic, and sometimes dramatic, rises in silver prices. Bullion coins represent a popular and convenient way to invest in silver.

Monex offers a variety of these high quality silver investments in units of 100 coins, including the pure one-ounce bullion coins produced by the United States Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Austrian Mint. Also available from Monex are $1,000 face value bags of 90% silver U.S. dimes or quarters minted prior to 1965, and $1,000 face value bags of 40% silver U.S. Kennedy half-dollars minted between 1965 and 1970.

With billions of dollars in transaction volume, a two-way buy/sell market and consistently competitive prices, Monex remains a preferred source for physical silver investments. Contact a Monex account representative today and learn more about the features, advantages and benefits of each of these silver investing options.

Monex account representatives are available between 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pacific time each Monday through Friday (except national holidays) and on many weekends.

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Monex Commodity Products Prices

Silver American Eagle Coin Reverse
Silver
American Eagles
Ask
$32.35
+0.57
Bid
$30.47
+0.57
90% Junk Silver Bags
Silver
90% U.S. Coin Bags
Ask
$19,758.00*
+453.00
Bid
$18,608.00
+453.00
40% Junk Silver Bags
Silver
40% U.S. Coin Bags
Ask
$7,847.00*
+190.00
Bid
$7,389.00
+190.00
Silver Vienna Philharmonic Coin Reverse
Silver
Vienna Philharmonics
Ask
$27.94
+0.63
Bid
$26.32
+0.63
Silver Canadian Bald Eagle Coin Reverse
Silver
Canadian Bald Eagle
Ask
$27.91*
+0.64
Bid
$26.29
+0.64
Canadian Silver Maple Leafs Reverse
Silver
Canadian Maple Leaf
Ask
$29.08
+0.62
Bid
$27.38
+0.62
1.5 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
Silver
1.5-oz. Canadian Maple Leaf
Ask
$44.67
+1.00
Bid
$41.03
+1.00
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Silver Bullion

It is estimated that most of the gold mined throughout history still exists in one form or another. Silver, however, is different. According to The Silver Institute, more than 95% of the silver mined throughout history is gone forever, consumed by industrial use, and unrecoverable at any price. In addition to recycling operations, replenished inventory for industrial use and silver investing comes from primary mines, as a byproduct of lead, zinc and other mining activities.

Monex proudly offers two forms of pure .999 fine bullion bars for silver investing. The nominal 1,000 ounce silver bar, generally used for personal and depository storage, is the standard industry unit. Each bar is stamped with the manufacturer's hallmark and the exact bar weight which can range from 10% over or under 1,000 ounces.

Also available is the more convenient 100-ounce pure silver bar weighing exactly 100 troy ounces and produced by an extrusion process, machine fabrication or a free-pour method. These bars are manufactured by a number of trusted refiners, and each bar is stamped with the refiner's hallmark, exact weight and fineness and serial number. Contact a Monex account representative and learn how to invest in silver today.

Monex account representatives are available between 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pacific time each Monday through Friday (except national holidays) and on many weekends.

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Investing in Silver: FAQ's
Why should I invest in silver?

While gold is the most popular form of precious metal to own, many investors buy silver coins and bullion bars in addition to their gold holdings because it offers them several attractive advantages. Silver’s price is far less costly per ounce than the other precious metals and as such larger quantities can be purchased with the same investment dollars. In addition to silver’s value as a monetary metal, it is a highly essential industrial metal. Silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity and has unique reflective properties, making it indispensable for the growing demand of solar power at any price.

What are the differences between a gold and silver investment?

Over time, gold and silver prices tend to move in concert in terms of ever-depreciating fiat currencies. Silver prices are more volatile in movement than gold prices and have higher highs and lower lows with short-term silver-to-gold ratios going over 80:1 and under 40:1. Many investors prefer to invest in silver because of this higher price volatility which presents greater short term opportunities to profit, albeit with higher risk. Also, investors choose silver because of its relative low price per ounce compared to other precious metals, permitting a more divisible investment asset.

What silver products does Monex offer to investors?

Monex offers silver in investment quality forms as silver coins and in highly refined bulk form as silver bullion bars. Coins are government-issued with a face value in its currency, though its intrinsic metal value is generally much higher. Bullion coins fluctuate in price based on their metal value and are not scarce collector coins with numismatic value. Purchase prices on coins are generally higher than bullion bars due to minting costs and the advantages of being in coin form. However, the investment outcome is much the same as with bars because selling prices of coins are generally higher than for bars.

Should I invest in silver bars or silver coins?

Large 1,000 ounce silver bars, the common commercial delivery form of silver investing, are the most cost efficient way to hold silver. However, because they weigh about seventy pounds, they are typically chosen for depository storage rather than keeping at one's home. 100 ounce silver ingots cost slightly more per ounce than the commercial lot size, but offer advantages for handling.

For the most convenient and divisible form of silver, coins are preferred, especially for small lot investments. Investors who prefer having silver at home tend to choose silver coins, while those using bank/depository storage facilities choose silver bullion bars as well as silver coins.

While coin investment results are nearly the same as bars, the advantage with coins in one’s personal possession is the ability to sell your coins without the cost and delay of an assay. When selling bullion bars that you have had in your possession back to a dealer, an assay is required to verify its weight and fineness. However, when your bullion bars are stored, there are no assay fees required or delivery charges.

What is the process when purchasing silver from Monex?

Once you have decided on the quantity of silver bars or silver coins to purchase, your Monex account representative will assist you in executing your order over the phone, and your purchase and price will be confirmed on a recorded line after your acknowledgment. A written confirmation will be sent to you with the details of your order.

Payment must be initiated on the day of purchase, which means you must mail or wire funds on the day of your purchase. Upon payment verification, you have the power to decide if you want your physical metal shipped directly to your home, made available for pick-up at secure depository facilities located throughout the U.S., or have your metal delivered to a bank/depository for storage.

What is the minimum amount of silver I can buy from Monex?

For silver bullion bars, the minimum purchase is one 100-ounce .999 fine silver bullion ingot produced by one of the world’s leading refiners. For pure one-ounce legal tender silver bullion coins, such as the Silver American EagleSilver Canadian Maple Leaf or Silver Austrian Vienna Philharmonic, the minimum purchase is one unit, containing 100 coins. For the .9999 fine 1-1/2-ounce Silver Canadian Maple Leaf, now widely known as the SuperLeafTM, the minimum purchase is 60 coins, or a total of 90 ounces of pure silver. For both the 90% U.S. silver coin bags and 40% U.S. silver coin bags, the minimum purchase is one $1,000 face value bag of coins. The 90% bags of pre-1965 dimes or quarters contain approximately 715 ounces of pure silver, while the 40% bags of 1965-70 Kennedy half-dollars contain approximately 295 ounces of pure silver.

How do I know the products I get from Monex are authentic?

Monex guarantees the authenticity and fineness of all of its bullion bars and coins. All silver bullion bars are imprinted with the refiner’s name, exact weight and fineness. Monex only sells silver bars produced by refineries approved by the COMEX. All silver coins are produced by government mints. The Royal Canadian Mint has authorized Monex as one of its Bullion DNA dealers to verify the authenticity of gold and silver Maple Leaf coins in just seconds using a laser-marking and precision radial line technology verification system.

How do I sell silver back to Monex?

Selling your silver back to Monex is a relatively easy process. When you are ready to sell your precious metals back to Monex, please contact your Monex Account Representative for shipping instructions. Shipments must then be sent by USPS registered and insured mail with a return receipt.

Customers are responsible for fully insuring their shipments, until it is received by the designated depository and posted to your account. Once the shipment is received and verified you will be notified and able to sell your silver. Proceeds of your sale will be sent to you in the form of a check or bank wire, or if you prefer, credited to your account. If your silver is in storage at one of the Monex referred depositories, you can sell your metal over the phone at any time without delay.

What percentage of my investment portfolio should I invest in metals?

Many financial professionals believe that investors should diversify their holdings, having between 5% and 20% of their net worth in silver and other precious metals. The CPM Group has done research that suggests an optimally constructed investment portfolio in consideration of risk versus reward, which is available for discussion with a Monex account representative. Deciding how much of your wealth to invest in precious metals is a purely personal choice, and you should discuss your unique financial situation with your wealth, legal and tax advisors.

Does the face value of a silver coin affect its market price?

Generally, the face value of a silver bullion coin does not affect its price. While the face or currency value establishes the coin’s floor price below which its price can’t fall, the prevailing intrinsic metal value exceeds the face value by too great a margin to give the coin’s monetary value any significant extra market value.

Visit our silver prices page for up to the minute silver prices or visit our silver price charts page to view historical silver pricing data.

What is the cost for storing my silver?

Since silver is far less costly per ounce than gold, the volume of silver for a given investment may present a storage issue. For example, it would take both hands to hold 60 silver one ounce coins when the same value in a gold coin can be held between two fingers. For this reason, an investor of a large quantity of silver should take into consideration where they will store their purchase. 

If you decide to have your silver stored at a secure storage facility, the storage cost including insurance is charged monthly and prices vary depending on the product. There are no storage time limits and you can take personal possession of any fully paid silver at any time by having your silver shipped to you. You can also sell your stored silver at any time to Monex without delivery or assay charges. As every investment is unique, call an Account Representative to find out just how much you’ll pay for storing silver.

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