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Bars vs. Coins

Bars

Coins

PROS

Low manufacturing cost resulting in low premium.

Small convenient units easier to accumulate, transport, and store.

Available in a wide range of weights.

International recognition, higher demand, and instant liquidity.

Larger units recommended for institutional investors.

Value can increase well beyond its weight and metal content. Intrinsic value for added profitability.

CONS

No collectors potential, no added profitability beyond the underlying metal content.

Greater premium over spot price which varies depending on coin type.

No standard form. Various manufactures. Inspection related costs before you can liquidate.

Collectors coins rather than bullion require further knowledge as prices may vary from different types of coins.

 

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