The Value of Silver

Gold and silver both have a monetary value: they can protect us during times of currency devaluations and inflation. It is a store of value, which means you can store it and use it afterwards as its value is still there. The appealing aspect now is that the value of silver has been increasing for ten years in a row (at the moment of writing, being May 2012). And all indicators are signaling that this is just the beginning.

A higher silver price means a better value of silver 

The value of silver per ounce is determined by supply and demand. As a general trend, the supply for silver has not been able to keep up with the growing demand for it. That’s because the demand for investments in silver has been rising. At the same time, the silver is being used in an increasing number of industries as raw material for consumer and industrial goods. Silver is actually all around you: your laptop, mobile phone, jewels, light switch, electrical products like TVs or washing machines, your car, mirrors, solar panels, batteries, etc.

Silver coins’ value

Silver coins have a long history of being a store of value. In a lot of civilizations, silver was the most important means of payment.

Similarly today, silver coins can store value in a climate of decreasing values of currencies (dollar, euro, yen, etc). When buying the most traded coins, the value of those coins is based on the silver price along with the metal content in the coin. Examples of those types of coins are the American Eagle, Austrian Philharmonica, the Canadian Maple Leaf, or the Mexican Libertad. But rare coins can be worth multiples of the metal content in the coin.

 


 

Beginners’ Guide – All Articles

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLDS OF GOLD & SILVER

What’s This Financial Crisis About and What’s The Link With Gold & Silver?

Physical Gold: antidote against the ongoing global debt crisis

7 key benefits of owning gold and silver

7 Ways to Invest in Gold  and  7 Ways to Become a Silver Investor

Is Silver a Safe Investment  and  Are Silver Coins a Good Investment

Buying Silver is a Volatile Investment  and  The Value of Silver

Why To Buy Gold Bars as a Gold Investment

Understanding Gold Coin Prices

Understanding Gold Price Per Ounce

 

7 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR WEALTH WITH GOLD & SILVER

Introduction: Now is the time to invest in gold and silver – 7 tips to increase your wealth

Tip 1: Gold and silver is for everyone – You too should own it

Tip 2: Be sure to have physical gold & silver

Tip 3: We are in stage 2 in the long term gold & silver bull market

Tip 4: Be prepared to see sudden price drops

Tip 5: Timing when buying is crucial

Tip 6: This is the century of silver

Tip 7: Gold & Silver stocks can have high yields

 

IS NOW THE TIME TO BE BUYING GOLD & SILVER?

7 facts proving we are in a long term powerful uptrend in Gold and Silver

Is This the Best Time to Be Buying Gold and Silver?

Gold Investments in 2012

 

THE BEST GOLD & SILVER INFOGRAPHICS

Is gold a bubble? Look at this Infographic for the answer.

Own physical Gold? This infographic explores Vaulted Gold as one of your options.

Infographic: all you need to know about Gold in the world