Over the past few weeks, a number of new silver coins have come online. and I wanted to bring them to your attention. If you recall at the end of 2016, I wrote several articles about the more “collectible” silver coins that are available to anyone that is willing to take a chance on some really beautiful coins. The one coin that stands out from the earlier series is the America the Beautiful “Hawaii Volcanos” coin. It now commands a massive premium to spot and people are more than willing to pay it. What will be the next coin to find itself in this same position?
This series began with Silver: Power to the People, which simply looked at the wide variety of coins whose premiums seemed to always be rising, regardless of what the silver market was doing. The next article, Silver: Pirates, Oligarchs and Freedom, focused on two privately minted silver coin/medallion series’ that seem to always create a stir, for one reason or another. The Privateer series and Silver Shield Silver Bullet series both burst onto the silver coin market and immediately grabbed people’s attention. These two coin/medallion series still have people’s attention, and the premiums keep rising.
The third in the series is where we dove a little deeper and reviewed some of the true collector coins. These coins/medallions were produced as collectibles, with small mintage, increasing demand, and entered the market with an above average premium. Silver: Art You aCan Spend focuses on beautiful, spendable art in coin form that has taken a page from history to deliver some truly stunning coins.
Now that we have provided a series to help you determine if the “coin collecting” aspect of stacking silver really works for your goals, we are going to simply focus on new coins, bars, and medallions as they come to market. It would be impossible to cover all that are new to the market, so we are going to focus on the products we like and, odds are, have added to our own stack. The art of silver is an art form that, personally, resonates with me, and I feel confident with you as well. Otherwise, the premiums on some of these coins would not explode to the upside and live there at elevated levels.
First up, this year’s Lunar Series II, Year of the Rooster. Yes, we covered the 2016 Kookaburra coin series, but the Lunar Series is completely different. The coins change each year and are based the Chinese Zodiac. There are 12 different animal spirits the Chinese look to, and these animal spirits are connected to the people that were born under the symbol of the corresponding year. There is only the one coin each year, so it takes 12 years for the entire series to come online. The popularity of these coins has exploded over the past few years and makes these coins a must have for any serious coin collector.Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com on Instagram.