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What's the Deal with Premiums on Gold and Silver Bullion?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources How Do Bullion Premiums Affect Price? What's the Deal with Premiums on Gold and Silver Bullion? Bullion premiums can greatly affect the price of a precious metals purchase depending on your choice of product and the amount purchased. When buying gold, there is much more to consider than the mere... Read More

Choosing the Best Storage Method for Your Precious Metal Investments

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources How to Choose the Best Gold and Silver Storage Method: Considerations and Storage Types Choosing the Best Storage Method for Your Precious Metal Investments Investors should always consider size, accessibility, and safety of storage options. A growing number of investors are including precious metals like gold and silver in their... Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Precious Metals

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources About Silver Britannias A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Precious Metals If you are interested in investing and financial planning, you are probably familiar with buying precious metals like gold and silver. Many financial advisors recommend diversifying your portfolio, which is essentially spreading your investments across an array of stocks... Read More

Expert Advice for First-Time Precious Metal Investors

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources 5 Considerations for Beginner Precious Metal Investors Expert Advice for First-Time Precious Metal Investors These five tidbits of precious metal investing wisdom will help you start off on the right foot The chronic lack of faith in the US dollar has contributed to the rollercoaster value of the paper currency... Read More

Profiles of the Top 5 Silver Coins

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Top 5 Silver Coins Profiles of the Top 5 Silver Coins Investing in precious metals doesn’t have to break the bank thanks to silver bullion Though sometimes considered a second rate metal to gold, silver possesses much of the same historical significance as its more popular yellow precious metal counterpart.... Read More

How to Invest in Precious Metals

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources 3 ways to Invest in Precious Metals How to Invest in Precious Metals Provident Metals discusses investment options for every investor Investing in precious metals is a way to protect yourself from volatile markets and to diversify your investment portfolio. But exactly how you want to invest in precious metals... Read More

The Coinage Act of 1965

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources 1965 Coinage Act The Coinage Act of 1965 How one law changed U.S. silver coin mintage for future generations… In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Coinage Act of 1965 into law, forever changing the way United States coinage would be made. The Act was used to eliminate silver... Read More

Where to Buy Sovereign Coins?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Where to Buy Sovereign Coins Where to Buy Sovereign Coins? There are numerous ways and places to purchase sovereign coins, but which is best? There are a lot of precious metal coins on the market today, but as a new investor one of the best ways to start your collection is... Read More

A History of US Coinage

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of US Coins A History of US Coinage Though the process of minting coins has been around for centuries, the history of US coinage only dates back to the late 1700s. Before the colonies became the United States of America, there was no unique currency. People relied on trading foreign... Read More

Applying the Universal Rarity Scale to Precious Metal Coins

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins About Universal Rarity Scale Applying the Universal Rarity Scale to Precious Metal Coins When it comes to coin collecting, knowing how rare a find you have in your hands is important for determining the potential value of your coin. In 1992, the Universal Rarity Scale was first put into practice. Ever... Read More

World Mint History Series: United States

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins United States Mint History World Mint History Series: United States It is common to find piles of loose change scattered throughout the house or in the car, but few pause to wonder from where those coins come. The United States Mint has been in operation for nearly as long as the... Read More

3 Types of American Silver Eagle Coins

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Types of Silver Eagles 3 Types of American Silver Eagle Coins The American Silver Eagle does not come in just one form. Here is what you need to know if you plan to invest. In 1986, the U.S. Defense National Stockpile had a huge surplus of silver and the government wanted... Read More

World Mint History Series: Swiss Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of the Swiss Mint World Mint History Series: Swiss Mint Switzerland’s national mint, also known as Swissmint, is located in the country’s capital city of Bern. It currently produces Switzerland’s legal currency - the Swiss Franc - as well as commemorative coins for customers around the globe. While Switzerland has... Read More

Sovereign vs. Private Bullion: What’s the Difference?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Sovereign vs Private Bullion Sovereign vs. Private Bullion: What’s the Difference? Learn all about the two types of precious metal bullion and why wise investors understand the unique benefits of each Coin collectors and precious metals investors looking to buy gold or silver may run into the enduring debate over sovereign... Read More

Sovereign Bullion Coins vs. Bars

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Sovereign Coins vs Bars Sovereign Bullion Coins vs. Bars Investment in either bullion coins or bars is a great step toward securing your wealth; however, there are certain pros and cons between the two. Investment strategies and platforms are constantly changing, meaning potential investors must do additional research to stay informed.... Read More

Sovereign Minted Gold & Silver Coin Series

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Sovereign Coin Series Sovereign Minted Gold & Silver Coin Series In an effort to help expand the value of your precious metal bullion portfolio, Provident Metals offers an assortment of sovereign minted coin series. Bullion products provide you with a tangible asset that can assist you in planning your financial future.... Read More

Sovereign Coin FAQs

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Sovereign Coin FAQs Sovereign Coin FAQs When it comes to buying bullion and sovereign coins, there is often a long list of questions investors have before making a decision. Weighing the differences between sellers, assessing worth over time, and the long-term investment potential are just some of the factors one must... Read More

A History of the South African Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of the South African Mint A History of the South African Mint First founded in the late 1800’s, the South African Mint is the official mint of the Republic of South Africa and has been providing the country with currency, ever since. Here, we will discuss a brief history of... Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between Silver, Platinum, and Palladium

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Silver vs. Platinum vs. Palladium: How to Spot the Difference How to Tell the Difference Between Silver, Platinum, and Palladium Can you spot which Canadian Maple coin is made of silver, platinum, or palladium? The gold-silver dynamic is a key part of understanding precious metals and old coins. But the coin... Read More

Silver Philharmonics FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Silver Phil FAQs Silver Philharmonics FAQs Austria’s proud classical musical heritage is highlighted in the Austrian Philharmonic silver coin, one of the world’s most popular bullion coins. Known for their purity and beautiful design, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin is one of the world’s most popular bullion coins. Here, we... Read More

Silver Panda FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Silver Panda FAQs Silver Panda FAQs Chinese Silver Pandas are the official silver coins of the People’s Republic of China, and they are excellent investment pieces. The official silver coin of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Silver Panda has been a popular investment piece for years. Here, we... Read More

Silver Maple FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Silver Maple FAQs Silver Maple FAQs The Canadian Silver Maple coin was first released in 1988 and has since become a highly recognizable bullion coin. The Canadian Silver Maple stands apart from most other silver bullion coins with a classic design and an exceedingly high metal purity. These coins have... Read More

A Brief History of Silver

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins A History of Silver A Brief History of Silver Silver has been an important part of human culture for thousands of years, and the value it presented back then is still present in the modern day. Take a look at where our fascination with silver began and how we use this... Read More

American Silver Eagle FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Silver Eagle FAQs American Silver Eagle FAQs First released in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become one of the most popular U.S. collector coins. On November 24th, 1986 the first American Silver Eagle was released by the United States Mint. Since then, it has been a favorite among coin... Read More

Silver Britannia FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Silver Brit FAQs Silver Britannia FAQs Following the success of the British Gold Britannia, the release of the Silver Britannia in 1997 was met with high praise. The huge success of the Gold Britannia bullion coins, which were first introduced in 1987, led the Royal Mint to produce the first... Read More