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Author: Gold Why Webmaster
Date: May, 2011
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Hey everyone! 2011 has been an amazing year for silver bullion. If we rewind about a year (check out my gold and silver predictions written in March, 2010) the price of silver bullion was at about $17 per troy ounce. Now, silver bullion is at an amazing $47.88 per troy ounce (as of May 1, 2011). Those are unbelievable returns! I'm really thankful I was able to stock up on a wide variety of silver bullion coins, bars, and rounds. Lately, with the price so high (although I do believe it will still go a lot higher), I have decided to venture into the world of fractional silver bullion coins. Let's talk about small, fractional silver bullion rounds!

I've always been a huge proponent of fractional gold coins. I own all kinds of small, fractional gold coins such as my Half Ounce Krugerrand and my Tenth Ounce Eagle. I even recorded a HD quality video of my tenth ounce gold coins. This video became one of my most watched videos on Gold Why so I know I'm not the only fan out there of fractional coins!

Fractional Silver Bullion Coins Now Make Sense

Fractional coins always made sense to me when talking about gold since the price of gold is so high. Silver, however, was a different story. When the price of silver (one troy ounce) was down below $20, I would rather just purchase one ounce silver coins. Why go fractional when the price was so low? Now, however, the price is finally getting there. $47.88 is expensive (although my opinion is we will go higher). Maybe you want to stock up on silver coins, but don't have the money to purchase a full one ounce coin (will cost you $47.88 plus dealer markup)? That's where small, fractional silver bullion coins come into play. These smaller coins are much cheaper and more obtainable for the average coin collector who likes to make smaller purchases (like myself).

My Small, Fractional Silver Coins

So, if you're going to go fractional, which coins make the most sense? First, I'd like to draw attention to the coins highlighted in this article. As you can see throughout this article, I own a variety of beautiful Engelhard coins. I'm a huge fan of Engelhard Silver bars. So, when I learned that Engelhard also made fractional silver coins, I just had to have them! Throughout this article you will see pictures of my 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce Engelhard silver bullion rounds that I purchased from River City Coins. I'm really happy with these coins and they were a great way for me to venture into smaller silver coins. Currently, they are valued at $23.94, $11.97, and $4.79 respectively.

What other small, fractional silver bullion coins do I own? Easy! I own a lot of old US silver coins (often referred to as "junk" silver). Some examples include my Silver Roosevelt Dimes, my Silver Franklin Half Dollars, and some other random Old US Silver Coins. Also, my Silver Strikes are also considered fractional silver bullion coins. All of these are excellent, cost effective ways to invest in fractional silver bullion.

Benefits Of Owning Small Silver Coins

Engelhard Half Ounce Silver
I'd like to close out today's exciting article with some of the main reasons I'm an advocate of fractional silver coins. First and foremost, as already discussed, they provide an easy vehicle to regularly purchase silver. If you're like me and don't have a ton of disposable income to buy coins, small silver coins are a great way to get your feet wet without breaking the bank.

Second, fractional silver coins are easy to hide. Silver is a less dense metal than gold. That means it takes up more space. If you put a one troy ounce Silver Eagle next to a one troy ounce Gold Eagle you'll see that the silver eagle is larger. If you're looking to hide some coins, the fractional silver coins will make your job easier. (Side note: Check out my article on hiding gold coins.)

Last, these coins are really cool! I'm a huge fan of diversifying within your gold and silver collection. It can get boring when all your coins are the same. That's why fractional silver bullion coins (such as the Englehard silver rounds pictured in this article) are the perfect way to spice things up and keep your collection diverse and interesting. Thanks for reading, and make sure to check out my brand new gold and silver videos (my main focus here on Gold Why in 2011). One of my recent ones: My Silver Amerian Eagle Video.

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Pictures of My Fractional Engelhard Silver Coins

Engelhard Fractional Silver Rounds

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