Silver is a truly unique and timeless precious metal. It is demanded for both industrial purposes and as a secure store of value lasting throughout ancient civilization through modern times. There are a growing number of industrial uses for silver: smart phones, flat screen TVs and medical applications. Silver is a valuable and practical industrial commodity, as well as an appealing investment which has been used since Biblical Times.
Collectible silver coins are silver bullion coins designed to be collectible. They cost approximately as much as gold bullion, but increase in value well above bullion coins of similar price, because of the collectible potential. What makes a gold coin collectible?