Adding silver bullion to your investment portfolio provides you with a valuable commodity, which is especially desirable during times of uncertainty or economic hardship. The American Silver Eagle has come to be known as one of the world’s most popular sovereign minted silver coins. While precious metal bullion is subject to a variety of damages if not properly stored and protected, buying certified Silver Eagles guarantees the lasting quality of your coins.
What is an American Silver Eagle?
Since 1986, the US Mint has been producing American Silver Eagles and they have since become the official silver bullion coin of the US. These silver bullion coins are known for their metal purity and high quality. With limited annual mintages and special edition releases, many ASEs are quite collectible.
The Silver Eagle is designed in the likeness of Adolph A Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, which was produced from 1916 to 1947. Each of the design elements comes together to represent the American values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What is a Silver Coin?
Silver coins are produced by sovereign government mints under strict quality control standards. They carry a legal tender value, though they are designed to appeal to investors and collectors; they aren’t often seen in circulation. The American Silver Eagle is globally renowned for its purity and beautiful design. Certified Silver Eagles offer you a guarantee of a coin’s quality and appearance.
What is a Certified Coin?
The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was established in 1986 and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) was established in 1987, which is when the need for standardized coin grading became apparent. These organizations use a detailed set of rules to individually assess and assign a grade to each coin that passes through their doors. After grading, coins are sonically sealed into a plastic casing to preserve their condition.
Not every coin struck within the same facility is exactly the same. Buying a certified coin is the only way to guarantee the condition of the item you’ll receive. Coins with the highest grades often appreciate in value over time because their quality adds to their collectability.
What is Spot Price?
Precious metals fluctuate in price while markets are open. The current value of a metal at any given point in time is known as the spot price. The Provident website offers up-to-date spot price information, which you can find on our silver spot price chart. Familiarizing yourself with spot prices allows you to make the best decisions for your investment needs.
Why Choose Provident?
Provident is proud to offer a wide assortment of precious metal bullion products, including many certified coins and rounds. Our competitive prices, excellent customer service, and commitment to providing quality information and news sets us apart as a leader in the industry. We welcome you to reach out so we can help with your investment goals.