Before we discuss what semi-numismatics are and why you should be investing in them, let's take a look at the physical silver hierarchy. There are generally three types of investment grade physical silver that you can purchase.
Rounds are privately minted and are not legal tender since they do not carry a face value. These products can be purchased very close to the spot price and are ideal for the investor who is looking to acquire as much physical silver as possible.
Coins are government minted and are legal tender since they carry a face value on the coin. The American Eagle is minted by the U.S. Government and carries a one dollar face value. Another example is the Maple Leaf which is minted by the Canadian government and carries a five dollar face value. Coins are much more valuable than rounds since they are backed by governments and are legal tender. Coins are counterfeited much less than rounds since it is a criminal offence to reproduce legal tender. Due to these advantages, coins carry a higher premium than rounds so investors will be paying a bit more for them.
Numismatics are coins whose prices depend more on rarity, condition, dates, and mint marks rather than on their gold or silver content. These coins have an extremely low mintage which make them very valuable in the eyes of collectors. An example of a numismatic coin is the Red Welsh Dragon which is currently selling for $150. The price of these coins have almost no relation to the spot price since they are in very limited supply.
Many investors wonder which grade of investment silver offers the best value. Over the course of this video series, you will learn everything there is to know about why investing in semi-numismatics are by far the best physical silver investment you can make.
Simply put, semi-numismatic coins are in between coins and numismatics on the hierarchy. They offer all of the benefits of numismatics, including rarity and special dates without being priced extremely high over the spot price. Even though they cost a few dollars more than coins, the premium over spot that you pay grows over time and is always recovered when you decide to sell.
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