Things to Know About Buying Silver in Bulk, with U.S. Money Reserve

4 Things to Know About Buying Bulk Silver


Written by John Rothans

May 1, 2019

If you appreciate Silver American Eagle Coins for their silver content, attractiveness, and historical significance, you might consider buying two or three at a time. There's nothing wrong with that method.

But there may be a better way: buying silver coins in bulk. Here are four things to know about buying bulk silver. After reviewing these points, you might never purchase silver any other way.

1. Bulk Silver Means Fast Financial Diversification

Buying bulk silver provides you with an opportunity for large-scale financial diversification, one of the most important buffers you can build to help protect your wealth during market fluctuations. In a way, bulk silver buyers acquire more than silver. They also gain a form of tangible wealth that is practical and trustworthy.

How trustworthy? Consider this: the Silver Eagle Coin is the only 1 oz. silver bullion coin in the world that is authorized as legal U.S. tender and backed by the U.S. government for its silver content, weight, and purity.

The U.S. Mint’s Silver Eagle Monster Box is one example of an opportunity to hold an appreciable silver position in your portfolio. As the name suggests, the Silver Eagle Monster Box definitely qualifies as a bulk silver coin purchase. It contains 500 1 oz. Silver American Eagle Coins, each composed of 1 oz. of 99.9% pure silver. That's 500 ounces of silver!

2. You Can Incorporate Bulk Silver in Your Retirement Portfolio

Bulk silver purchases can be incorporated into a Self-Directed precious metals IRA. A Self-Directed IRA account puts you in control of the asset mix. You make the decisions. If you want to diversify outside of traditional assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, you can.

The Internal Revenue Code approves some large-scale silver products, such as 100 oz. silver bars, for inclusion in Self-Directed IRAs. The 100 oz. silver bar meets exacting guidelines regarding its .999 pure silver composition (among other requirements) and holds international credibility that adds an attractive “silver sheen” to any retirement portfolio.

Just make sure you call an Account Executive first if you want to include silver bars or coins in your Self-Directed IRA. You can’t add silver you already own to a Self-Directed IRA, and you can’t store your IRA silver at home. Instead, you must use cash in your IRA to buy silver through a custodian. Funds can either be transferred from one custodian to another, rolled over from one retirement account into another, or deposited into a new IRA account. In each situation, the custodian buys the precious metals on your behalf and arranges delivery to a third-party facility that specializes in protecting precious metals. Learn more about guidelines for incorporating physical gold and silver into your IRA.

3. Buying Silver in Bulk Can Be Cost-Effective

It’s a simple principle that forms the foundation of members-only warehouse clubs like Sam's or Costco: “economies of scale.” In short, the economies of scale principle says that the cost per unit of an item decreases as the amount of the item that is acquired increases. The more you buy at one time, the more money you can save.

Generally speaking, bulk silver purchases afford buyers the same advantage. That’s because sales of individual silver coins are based on the current market price plus an additional fee so that precious metals companies can offset packaging, distribution, and similar costs.

Bulk purchases, though, mean a precious metal company can provide the silver at a lower price since it costs them less to process one larger order or item than several smaller ones. Shipping costs can also be reduced for much the same reason.

Do some quick math and you'll see. You could buy 500 Silver American Eagle Coins for $9,235.* Or, you could buy one Silver Eagle Monster Box $8,812.* That's hundreds of dollars in savings for the same amount of silver.

4. Making a Bulk Silver Purchase is Easy

All this talk about financial diversification and retirement portfolios might make buying bulk silver sound complicated. But it’s not. Buying silver in bulk actually simplifies the process of adding the precious metal to your portfolio or wealth plan.

In both of the previous examples—the Silver Eagle Monster Box and 100 oz. silver bars—purchases are easily handled either online or by one of our Account Executives. The only thing complicated about acquiring either of these products is deciding what to do with the time you save.

Choose Bulk Silver for Swift Diversification

Buying silver in bulk is one of the best ways to boost your precious metals portfolio as fast as you want. It's cost-effective, and placing an order is simple. Shop bulk silver online or call U.S. Money Reserve today!

*Based on U.S. Money Reserve prices on 4/30/2019.


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