Walking Liberty Silver Rounds

How to Invest in 2 oz Silver Rounds

2-ounce silver rounds are a great option for investing in silver without having to cough up a lot of money in order to get started stacking silver. People who buy silver rounds do so to build a store of value and hedge against inflation. The value of precious metals such as silver, gold, platinum, palladium, and rhodium, tends to stay above the rate of inflation, maintaining their worth even given changes in the purchasing power of a U.S. dollar (USD). 2 oz silver rounds are typically priced based on the spot price of the silver content, plus a premium for the cost of minting and distribution.

2 oz silver rounds are typically made of .999 fine silver (three nines fine), although some may be made of .9999 fine silver (four nines fine). This .999 fineness makes most silver bullion rounds eligible for a self-directed precious metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA) if one should so choose to store their precious metal asset items in a vault depository such as the Money Metals Depository. This is a great option for added security for each silver round you invest in or collect to stack.

2-Ounce Silver Rounds versus Silver Coins

Many newer silver investors do not know the difference between a silver coin and a silver round. In the United States, coins are only produced by sovereign (government) mints, while rounds are manufactured by private companies. A silver coin has a face value that enables a coin to be legally spent on a purchase. A silver bullion round, like any precious metal bullion, can technically be used for a purchase, but not with a government-backed specific face value as protected by the US government.

Additionally, US silver coins tend to be closer to 90% silver instead of a silver round’s higher purity of 99.9% - 99.99% pure silver. A silver round is likely to have more melt value than a silver coin. Some investors and coin collectors tend to buy coins not for their melt value, but rather for their collectibility and numismatic value - which is far more speculative than simply buying silver bullion for its melt value.

Whether it is a silver coin or a silver round, the silver metal is weighed in Troy ounces even if the description does not indicate it as being such. Nevertheless, it is still good practice to double-check each precious metal dealer’s product specification numbers to ensure you are getting Troy ounces as opposed to avoirdupois ounces.

2 oz silver rounds are typically sold in individual plastic capsule cases or tubes of 20 coins, although some dealers may offer bulk discounts for larger orders. Be sure to look at the premiums, as the premium is the standard added cost of each company, to ensure you are getting the best deal for your silver rounds. Keeping your silver rounds in a protective casing helps prevent loss of the precious metal over time through friction and general wear and tear from the handling of the silver pieces. However, unlike bullion coins, silver rounds will not lose as much value if they have less than BU condition with scratches on them as a collectible silver coin would.

Different Types of Silver Rounds

Silver rounds usually indicate their weight, purity, and manufacturer or refinery logo on each silver round. 2 oz silver rounds are available in a variety of designs, from classic designs to limited edition rounds. Some silver rounds are flat, while others are high relief, and some are even ultra high relief. There are a number of series, design categories, and collection pieces that make for a great type of addition to almost anyone's wealth protection portfolio. Some common designs of silver rounds that appeal to popularity, include:

2 Oz Silver Rounds - Mint ID Buffalo
  • Walking Liberty
  • Buffalo
  • U.S. President Donald J. Trump
  • Mexican Azteca calendar
  • Native American Indian Head
  • Gadsden Flag “Don’t Tread On Me”
  • Morgan
  • Chinese Lunar Calendar Animals
  • Second Amendment Gun Rights Advocacy
  • Abraham Lincoln Wheat
  • American Eagle
  • British Tudor Beasts (also known as the Queen’s Beasts)
  • Eagles
  • Ama-Gi
  • Lady Liberty
  • Krugerrands
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Pandas
  • Barber
  • Pirate
  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan
  • Molon Labe
  • Incuse Indian
  • Designs from Niue
  • Austrian designs
  • Queen designs
  • King designs
  • Intaglio Mint designs
  • Golden State designs
  • Perth Mint designs
  • Scottsdale Mint designs
  • Germania Mint designs
  • Jewelry and accessories designs
  • World currency designs
  • Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) inspired designs including Maple Leafs
  • Royal Mint designs
  • Australian designs including the kangaroo
  • Various other state and country commemorative designs
  • Flags
  • Many more

Where can I purchase 2 oz silver rounds?

2 oz silver rounds can be purchased from a variety of sources, including online dealers, coin shops, and precious metal exchanges. In our market experience, the best overall deals tend to be from online dealers since they have fewer overhead costs. It is important to know the current spot prices before making a purchase, sale, or trade of any precious metal products. It is also important to only conduct business with reputable dealers so you can be confident that you are getting what you paid for and within a reasonable amount of time.

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