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[Source] Where to buy fine silver


#1

Hi Orchidians,

Can you tell me where to buy fine silver? I looked on Ebay and can
purchase rounds, loaf and bullion but am not sure if this is the
place to get a good price. Any suggestions?

Thanks
Sue Williams


#2

Hi Sue,

Can you tell me where to buy fine silver? I looked on Ebay and can
purchase rounds, loaf and bullion but am not sure if this is the
place to get a good price. Any suggestions? 

Fine silver is available in the form of wire, sheet, casting grain &
buollion (ingots) from just about any precious metal refiner. Some
aRe: United Precious metals (unitedpmr.com). Hauser & Miller
(hauserandmiller.com), Hoover & Strong (hooverandstrong.com) &
Stuller (stuller.com). There are other refiners as well, but this
should get you started.

Dave


#3
Can you tell me where to buy fine silver?

Any coin dealer should have fine silver rounds or stamped ingots for
slightly more than spot price. I use them, roll them out and make
bezel strips.

I looked at the auctions and they worry me. Some are up for bid far
below the current price for one ounce but most are about the right
price and have free shipping so theoretically you might not get hurt.
Local coin dealer you can trust would be safer.

Richard Hart G.G.
Jewelers Gallery
Denver, Co.


#4

Any metals vendor sells them, but I get them cheapest at flea
markets from coin dealers- I generally pay about 10 bucks for an
ounce of fine silver in a memorial minted tablet, or coin- the
dealers aren’t selling for the silver content just the commemorative
qualities of the coinage…Hoover and Strong, sells it in casting
grain, that way you don’t have to pay for a cutting charge as with
sheet, etc… (that is,any vendor that sells metals)


#5

Same place you buy your other metals. I use Rio.

Beth Wicker
Three Cats and a Dog Design Studio
http://www.bethwicker.com


#6

Sue,

I buy my fine silver as what are known as “trade rounds”, or “trade
ingots” or “art bars”

at my local coin shop. These are basically what you buy when you
simply want to buyany physical silver bullion rather than
collectable silver coins. At my store it is spot plus five percent.

Usually it is best to buy local if you are located in a state which
does not charge sales tax for bullion, such as Arizona.

Andrew Jonathan Fine


#7

I prefer to buy all of my metal from Hauser and Miller. They are so
very friendly. Here is their Tel# 800.462.7447 web:
http://hauserandmiller.com And you can be sure that you are going to
get what you request when you use a reputable seller.

Best of Luck!
Kim O’Brien


#8

Sue,

Jeweler’s supply companies such as Rio Grande are a better source for
fine silver. It is available in many forms, sheet, wire, casting
grain etc. Bullion rounds such as you would find on ebay would be
sold at a premium.

Jerry in Kodiak


#9

I purchase my fine silver from Rio Grande in the U.S., they have
always been very good to me, also Cool Tools and Metal Clay Findings
are all wonderful to do business with.

Leslie


#10
Any metals vendor sells them, but I get them cheapest at flea
markets from coin dealers- I generally pay about 10 bucks for an
ounce of fine silver in a memorial minted tablet 

With the spot price of fine silver at $16+ I doubt anyone is selling
one ounce rounds for $10. Spot plus 3 to 5% is usual price from a
coin dealer. If someone wanted to avoid hassle and shipping charges
and did not have any quantity to refine, they might sell an ounce for
a buck or two under spot, but not $4-$6 an ounce.

Richard Hart G.G.
Jewelers Gallery
Denver, Co.


#11

ok, there are two places, I know that I can go around here, one is a
coin shop and actually did collect coins, now I was just reading that
our pennies today are no longer pure. they are actually a copper/zinc
alloy and cost more ($.7) to make, and we wonder why this country is
broke lol. ANYWAY, again some of these people just dont want to tell
you anything, now theres a pawn shop in a different town they are
very nice, the last ime I was in there, seeral years ago right before
accident i asked did he sell bulk and he said of course. Now at that
time (havent checked recently) he said he would sell me gold at, $11
an oz, I beleive or maybe a gram (I can hear yelling) how do you know
what years to buy the coins? so you know your getting pure, and what
is a good price for buying from a pawn broker? and when do you get
suspicious? there’s one my son trusted now he says they have gotten
bad about everything, he goes for guns we’re all avid hunters. He
just told me if this man is honest with guns I could be sure he’d
tell the truth about quality, however I don’t know what to look at as
far as price for either gold or silver, and James told me he had some
platinum, because my daughter-in-law was eyeing it. My son told her
let mom make something for you it will mean more. OH and where is the
best up to date online source for metal pricing? ya’ll have me so
fired up and ready to go, I forgot to eat supper last night.


#12
With the spot price of fine silver at $16+ I doubt anyone is
selling one ounce rounds for $10. 

Richard, Doubt away! I pay 10 bucks here at my LOCAL flea market-
that you would even consider disputing that is beyond belief, there
are many flea markets in which its the same story- Murphy NC,
Franklin NC, Gramercy LA, Gretna Louisiana, Pascagoula MS, Carriere
MS, Young Harris GA, Elijay GA, Unicoi TN to name just a few of the
places I have scored the coins or ingots- some as low as 6 bucks and
as recently as a week ago, and as far back as three months ago- so
the spot price is irrelevant to many sellers in many places- they
just want to get rid of their stuff…if this is hard to believe for
you so be it- but there is no question that it can and is available
or I wouldn’t have suggested that folks look for fine silver in that
form in those situations- please, give me some credit here and
realize that I don’t just post stuff to waste time…


#13

Debra, I get live gold and silver prices from:
http://goldinfo.net/gold1.html

P.S. If you have a source for gold at $11/ounce, be sure to email it
to me, and don’t tell anyone else, okay? :wink:

M’lou


#14

Hi Debra

OH and where is the best up to date online source for metal
pricing? ya'll have me so fired up and ready to go, I forgot to eat
supper last night. 

Go to kitco.com

They list the current spot prices for precious metals. You’ll
probably have to pay more than the spot price for it, but at least
you’ll know what the base market price around the world is for it.


#15

R.E.

I pay 10 bucks here at my LOCAL flea market- that you would even
consider disputing that is beyond belief

O.K., I don’t doubt that you bought some fine silver at $10 an ounce.
I doubt that anyone in Denver, Co. can find a source at a flea market
or otherwise to purchase fine silver at $10 an ounce.

Perhaps people in what I assume are rural areas don’t have better
options other than to basically sell at 30% below spot.

of what the metal market is at and are competitive when selling. I
would like to hear if anyone on this forum finds fine silver rounds
or bars for $10 an ounce at a flea market or swap meet.

Richard Hart G.G.
Jewelers Gallery
Denver