Choose silver coins from all over the world
When it comes to buying silver coins, there is a lot of choice in this category. Search for a coin of your choice from the list of countries and regions directly in the Goudpensioen webshop. In some cases, the country of issue may differ from the country of the coin’s production. For example, New Zealand produces various coins that are issued on behalf of Pacific Islands nations such as Niue, Samoa and Tuvalu, and the coins from the Somalian Elephant series are actually minted by the Bavarian State Mint.
What makes a silver coin collectable?
Generally speaking, silver coins can be divided into two categories: investment coins and coins that are suitable for collecting. Whether a coin is collectable depends mainly on whether it is minted for a limited period only. This is often the case with coins that belong to a series and that are released each year with a new design. Therefore, such coins are attractive to silver buyers who hope not only for an increase in silver value, but also an increase in demand for a specific coin. The product descriptions in our webshop will help you discover whether a coin belongs to a series and under the specifications you can find information regarding its mintage. If mintage is low, the greater the chance that a coin will still be popular among collectors in years to come. However, future demand is never guaranteed.
These are the most popular silver coins worldwide
Curious about the most loved and best-known silver coins in the world? In the list below you will find a selection of coins from our range that have been bestsellers for years, arranged by continent:
Silver coins from Europe:
The Austrian Vienna Philharmonic silver coin has long been a European bestseller. It is a tribute to the world's most famous orchestra. Also, British coins minted by The Royal Mint remain very popular. These include the Britannia silver coin, as well as The Queen's Beasts and UK Lunar series of silver coins.
Silver coins from America (USA - Canada - Mexico):
Unsurprisingly, some of most widely sold silver coins in the world come from North American countries. These include the American Eagle silver coin, Maple Leaf silver coin from Canada and the Mexican Libertad.
Silver coins from Africa:
Africa is known for the Krugerrand coin, which is minted by Rand Refinery. Although its silver version may not be as widely recognized as the gold Krugerand coin, it also hasn't been around for very long – first minted in silver in 2017. In addition, you can find African silver coins from Rwanda, Somalia and Chad.
Silver coins from Asia and Oceania:
In Asia, the Chinese Panda silver coin has become one of the most collected coins to date. While in Oceania, New Zealand and Australia are some of the largest producers of silver coins, such as the Koala, Kangaroo and Kookaburra silver coins.
What do silver coins weigh?
Most of the silver coins in this category are minted in the weight of 1 troy ounce, this is the standard weight for precious metals and is equal to 31.1034768 grams pure silver. The term "troy" is derived from Troyes, an important French trading city where this unit of weight was used hundreds of years ago. Most silver coins are offered in this weight. You can also opt for heavier coins, for example coins that are minted in 2 troy ounces (62.2 grams) or in a weight of 10 troy ounces (about 311 grams) or a kilo, which is about 32 troy ounces. All coins are minted in high purity silver and are therefore very suitable for those looking for an alternative to buying silver bars.
International silver coins and the silver price
Considering to buy international silver coins? Then you probably want to know what to expect with regard to a possible increase in silver value. As you are buying a piece of physical silver, the value of your coin is always initially linked to the current silver price. The silver price fluctuates throughout the day and, over a period of time, can turn out to be significantly higher or lower than when you purchased your coins. If there is an increase in the price of silver, the value of your coin will also increase – after all, the price per gram will go up as a result. When this is the case, some buyers choose to sell (a part of) their coin collection, or to hold onto their coins with a view to a further price increase. But beware, a dip in silver price can (temporarily) affect the value of your coins.
How does buying silver coins by country work?
Buy silver coins online or plan a visit to our store in Amsterdam. It works as follows:
Buy silver coins online
- Browse coins per country and choose your desired coin
- Pay safely and securely online
- Shipped discreetly and insured or collect your coins in person at our store
Buy silver coins in our store
- Plan a visit to our store in Amsterdam for a personal shopping experience
- Visit us during opening hours
- Pay in store and take stocked products home with you
Buy silver coins from every corner of the world
Goudpensioen offers you a wide range of silver coins, sorted by country of origin. These coins are minted as investment-grade silver or as collectable items, so there is plenty of choice and a silver coin to suit every budget. Discover the different coins and series from all over the world.
Want to know more about shopping at Goudpensioen or have a specific questions about buying silver coins? You can find answers on our frequently asked questions page or contact us directly.