Precious Metals Forum

Go Back   Precious Metals Forum > Precious Metals and Economic News > PM Bug

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
Predaceous stink bug
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 154
Liked: 54 times
Cheapest place to buy silver coins?

I am planning to buy some silver coins for presents and just to hold when I get blue, jaja.

Any suggestions on places online w the lowest premiums. I dont plan to buy many so Tulving is out.

Thanks
escobar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
Golden Cockroach
 
PMBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In Scrooge McDuck's vault
Posts: 5,345
Liked: 1813 times
It really depends upon what coin you are wanting to buy. Premiums and S&H can vary a lot and given the low cost of a coin (compared to 1 or 10 ozt gold bars anyway) it can make a big difference.

I'd suggest comparing the costs (including credit card fees if applicable and S&H) from provident metals, goldmart, etc. You might also check the silver price comparison tool for other suggestions.

If you aren't looking for Maples or Eagles, you might also check Scottsdale Silver. Their Omnia rounds are nice.
__________________
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

Important stuff: PMBug 101 * Forum Guidelines * Support PMBug
PMBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
Predaceous stink bug
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 154
Liked: 54 times
ok thank you. have you used Gainsville? They have some Buffalo Head rounds that look nice, appear to be the cheapest on there. premium seems to very but last i checked was around$1.85 or $2 per coin.
escobar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
Yellow Jacket
 
ancona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Waaay south
Posts: 2,894
Liked: 1734 times
Some LCS will sell "Junk" for a serious discount. It depends on the budget. Also, I have had pretty good luck walking in to pawn shops and starting a conversation. Many of these guys have been sitting on piles of junk since thge early nineties, and can be talked in to selling at or below spot.

It's worth a try.
__________________
All things being equal, the simplest answer is quite often the correct answer - Occam
ancona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
Golden Cockroach
 
PMBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In Scrooge McDuck's vault
Posts: 5,345
Liked: 1813 times
No, I have not personally used Gainesville yet. I have read some negative things in other forums, mostly with regards to customer service when packages arrived damaged. YMMV.
__________________
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

Important stuff: PMBug 101 * Forum Guidelines * Support PMBug
PMBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
PM Bug Supporter
 
DCFusor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Floyd, Virginia
Posts: 1,680
Liked: 1226 times
I was real surprised that at the last gun show I went to, one of the coin dealers (most of whom are mostly very rip-offy priced) was selling bags of junk silver about 5% over spot - though they may have been playing the troy vs normal ounces game on top. I almost went for it, but didn't. For funnies, they were also selling "certified" copper ingots as a PM - they were pretty to be sure. But I already have perhaps a couple tons of copper in already-useful forms...(flashing, pipes, wire).
DCFusor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
Mote in the Fed's eye
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 29
Liked: 4 times
Wrong Thread

Last edited by DosZap; 01-05-2012 at 07:39 PM.
DosZap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
Golden Cockroach
 
PMBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In Scrooge McDuck's vault
Posts: 5,345
Liked: 1813 times
DZ, could we trouble you to post a full review in the Marketplace like the others posted there?
__________________
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

Important stuff: PMBug 101 * Forum Guidelines * Support PMBug
PMBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #9
Mote in the Fed's eye
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 29
Liked: 4 times
Sure...........no prob.
DosZap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Review: Gainesville Coins PMBug Marketplace 24 12-02-2013 10:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® from Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Content of PMBug.com copyright © 2011 - 2014 Measuring Up. All Rights Reserved.