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Why buy silver now?


Along with gold, silver is one of the most traded precious metals on earth. You can buy silver all over the world and pure silver is cast into different products, such as when you buy silver bars or the precious metal is minted into silver coins. At Goudpensioen we have silver products in all weights and to suit all budgets. Discover our wide assortment of investment silver products and choose silver that fits your needs. Visit our store or buy directly online.

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The future of physical silver

The current world reserve of silver is an estimated 400,000 tons. However, there is a good chance that, given the increasing demand and the current production rate, silver mining will become unprofitable in approximately twenty years' time. This means that in the future, silver production will be reliant on silver that is already available in the form of jewellery, coins and bullion bars. Due to this expected scarcity, buying silver as an investment has become increasingly popular in recent times.

Buy pure silver 

Are you looking to buy silver? This is possible when you buy silver coins and when you buy silver bullion. Choosing Goudpensioen means choosing investment-quality silver, which is silver cast in high purity (for example 999/1000) by world famous smelters and mints. Physical silver bars and investment coins are always produced in the highest purity. You can recognize this by the notation that reads 999 or even 999.9. In our webshop, you can view the purity, weight together with the current sales price.

Silver products and the current silver price

The price of physical silver products is largely determined by the current silver price, which is constantly in motion. When silver price rises, your silver increases in value. When rates fall, this value decreases slightly, however, this also means that the purchase price falls too. The sales price is fixes after placing and paying for your order.

Silver coins vs. silver bars

When choosing to buy physical silver, you are faced with the following choice: is it better to buy silver coins or silver bars?

Why buy silver coins?

Silver coins are minted by many countries around the world. From investment coins to special coin series. Most coins are produced in the standard weight of 1 troy ounce (31.1 grams), as well in many other common bullion weights, such as 2 troy ounces (62.2), 5 troy ounces (155.5 grams) and even a kilo and more. This offers you a world of flexibility and the opportunity to start a nice collection. In addition, buying silver coins is in many cases slightly cheaper than choosing silver bars due to the difference in the levied tax.

Why buy silver bars?

Silver bars are ideal for buyers who require physical silver in a handy and stackable format. Silver bars are available in small weights, such as 10 grams, 20 grams and troy ounces, as well as in much larger bars weighing several kilos. In addition to silver bars, you can also buy silver coin bars. A coin bar is a hybrid product that is a bar and coin in one. Keep in mind that silver bars are taxed under the high VAT rate. Coin bars are currently exempt from this and may therefore be a more economical option. However, it is not known whether this may change in future. If you still have doubts as to what is a suitable option for you, take a closer look in the following post: Silver coins or silver bars – what to buy?


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Buy LBMA Good Delivery silver

The abbreviation LBMA stands for London Bullion Market Association. This organization was founded in 1987 and is tasked with guaranteeing quality in the silver and gold industry. Worldwide, there are approximately 150 companies members of the LBMA, including mines, smelters, traders and mints. These companies can be found on their Good Delivery List, which indicates that they meet high quality requirements and offers you as a consumer certainty about your gold and silver. Gold pension sales of silver products from LBMA accredited smelters, including Umicore and Heraeus.

Which silver products are there?

When buying physical silver, there is a wide variety to choose from. You can view all available products in the Goudpensioen webshop and discover which product suits your needs. An overview of the possibilities can be found below:

- Silver investment coins the most popular globally tradable coins.
- Silver coins with a unique design and possible collectible value.
- Silver bars Good Delivery bars in different weights.
- Silver coin bars the best of a coin and bar in one.

Order your silver today – online or in store

Buy your silver, gold or other precious metal directly and securely in our Amsterdam store or 24/7 online with the following benefits:

Buy silver in our store

- Accessible location in Amsterdam.
- Experience our personal service in a secure environment.
 - Pay in store and take stocked products home with you immediately.

Buy silver online

- Order day and night and pay securely using online banking.
- Choose insured shipping to your address or pick-up in our store.
- No service charge and access to your personal account details.

Buy your silver directly and discreetly at Goudpensioen

You are just a few clicks away from purchasing physical silver. Whatever you choose, we are here for you and will deliver your items quickly and securely. Order pure silver 24 hours a day directly from the comfort of your home. If you opt for home delivery, you will receive your silver discreetly by insured shipment. Choose for Click & Collect and you can pick up your order in person at our secure location in Amsterdam. From LBMA-quality silver bars to silver bullion coins such as the Maple Leaf, Vienna Philharmonic, American Eagle and Australian Kangaroo, discover our products and quality service today.

Want to know more about buying silver and our services? Please also take a look at our frequently asked questions.