Sterling Silver Information

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Silver Coins

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 investment purposes.

 

 

Index Of Articles

"Silver 101"
"Sources of Silver"

"Sterling Silver Defined'"
"Silver Standards"

"Silver Marks and Hallmarks"

"Silver Testing Kits"

"The Silversmith"
"Silver Coins"


Plating & Treatments

"Silver Plated Jewelry"
"Gold Vermeil Jewelry"
"Rhodium Plated Sterling"
"Antiqued Silver"

Fake Silver Jewelry

"Alpaca Silver Jewelry"
"German Silver Jewelry"

Silver Jewelry Styles

"Bali Silver"
"Indian Silver"
"Thai Hill Tribe Silver"
"Tibetan Silver"
"Turkish Silver"
"Filigree"

Silver Allergies

"Silver/Nickel Sensitivities"
"Hypoallergenic Jewelry"

Recent Developments

"Argentium® Sterling Silver"

"Silver PMC®"


"The Origins of Tarnish"

"Tarnish Removal"

"Firescale (Firestain)"

"Proper Silver Storage"

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