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Originally posted by rebeldog
I am not looking for investment advice. I know that is inappropriate on ATS. i am not even sure this is the right forum, but it says meltdown, and I think of meltdown as in melting silver so MODS, feel free to handle your biz.
I have a smidgeon more knowledge than ive elaborated to. I have tracked metals for 5 years now, just was too broke to be able to buy it at $12/oz back in 08. I ve received packets for goldline and another company i heard of on the radio. but actually buying it ive never done. hopefully some people here have actual experience trading silver coins, buillion, etc..
1. I am finally ina financial position to invest a little bit ($3-5k). It will be in silver coins, bullion, something i can touch.
2. I know of the gold/tungsten bars so I am scared of fake silver floating around.
3. I am scared of not knowing which are the most reliable/reputable sources to buy it. there are quite a few mints out there. ------which are the top 3?
4. which countries coins are the most trusted to not be fakes?
5. which countries coins are the ones an amatuer should avoid?
6. which mints should one try to avoid?
7. which coins are the "best deal"?
8. what is better to go through the goldline types companies or the actual mints?
----I AM NOT INTERESTED IN NUMISMATICS- i feel they are a rip-off, the schmucks choice.
I know of the gold/tungsten bars so I am scared of fake silver floating around.
Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but contains no elemental silver unless plated.
Nickel silver has recently been used to produce counterfeit coins and medallions purporting to be silver rounds, generally in an attempt to trick unsuspecting buyers into paying prices based on the spot price of silver. An example of such a counterfeit coin is shown. This metal has also been used to produce counterfeit Morgan dollars.
More outright attempts at nickel silver fraud include the production of replica bullion bars marked "Nickel Silver" or "German Silver", in weights of one troy ounce, that are sold without explanation that there is no elemental silver present.