Silver coins are minted and purchased in
many forms as a type of investment. We will leave
it to the professional investors to decide if such
investments are wise or not.
Our purpose is to note that such coins
are made of fine silver (at least 99.9 percent pure),
not sterling. This makes sense. Sterling
silver is 925 parts silver and 75 parts copper.
Investors want to hold pure silver coins for the
value of the underlying metal, not copper.
Copper is a useful addition to silver in
sterling products that require greater strength.
Copper is not a desirable addition to silver bought for