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For investors who want to capture the coming move in silver, buying silver bars or coins is still one of the best options.
Like gold, investing in silver is a great hedge against inflation and financial turmoil alike. It's why demand for silver is increasing at an astonishing rate.
In fact, says Money Morning Global Investing Strategist Martin Hutchinson, "If silver were to match its 1980 peak, adjusted for inflation, it could climb as high as $150 an ounce."
For savvy investors who hold physical silver in bars or coins, that move would deliver roughly a 328% gain from today's spot-prices.
Of the two, buying silver coins is a bit more challenging because there are so many different ways to purchase them – including rare coins.
But while rare collectible silver coins are often attractive and sometimes bring in big prices when sold, their value is quite subjective, as they are tied to a number of largely intangible factors like scarcity, wear and quality of appearance.
Rather than becoming a rare coin collector, most investors would be better off purchasing bullion coins if their intent is to ride the silver bull market.