4 Different Forms of Precious Metals

11-27-2012 8-27-33 AM

Many Gaithersburg coin collectors follow the price of precious metals on the global market and recognize the advantage that buying and selling these commodities can bring financially. The precious metals that offer the most value to investors are gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Here is a look at these metals and their different forms:

Bullion Bars 
Those looking to buy and sell precious metals from their gold dealers can do so in the form of bullion. These bars are typically sold in increments of one ounce, 10 ounces, 100 ounces, and one kilo, depending on the customer’s preferences. Many bullion buyers enjoy the feeling of security they achieve by owning a precious metal in physical form.

National and International Coins 
Another common form of precious metals is coins, which originate in the United States or abroad from countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. Not only does buying coins from a coin dealer present financial gains, but also provides a hobby to those who enjoy collecting gold, silver, palladium, or platinum coins.

Sterling Silver Items 
Precious silver can be found in the form of common family heirlooms or luxury household items such as silverware and hollowware. These items are valuable to collectors as well as buyers and can even be melted down to generate a higher profit. 

High-End Jewelry 
Precious metals may also be bought and sold by your trusted Gaithersburg gold dealer in the form of high-end jewelry. Jewelry that is made from or includes significant amounts of one of the four given precious metals will be a valuable commodity. Items containing 18-, 22-, or 24-carat gold will often generate the most profit.

If you’re interested in buying or selling precious metals, come to Coins of the Realm. We deal in precious metals in any of the above forms and will provide the most competitive prices and superior service. Call us at (301) 340-1640 to learn more about doing business with us.

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