The Silver Crate (Monthly)
Starting at $50.
The Silver Crate by Investor Crate is a monthly silver subscription that contains silver bullion coins produced by official governments from around the world.
The Big Bar Crate (Monthly)
Low premiums, big bars.
The Big Bar Crate contains silver bars from various private, government and bank owned mints and refineries.
50/50 Gold & Silver Crate (Monthly)
Gold and Silver option!
The combo crate is a top seller with thousands of customers subscribed to the various price tiers each month. This gets you gold and silver each month.
The Generic Silver Crate (Monthly)
Low premiums, easy stacking.
This crate contains a variety of silver rounds from month to month. Generic fine silver buffalos, morgans, liberties, its all here.
The U.S. Standard Crate (Monthly)
U.S. Mint Crate.
Some folks only stack American Silver Eagles and we respect that. The U.S. Standard Crate comes chalk full with Type 1 and Type 2 ASE's.
The Constitutional Crate (Monthly)
Pre-1965 90% Silver.
Don't dare call this stuff junk silver! Old U.S. coins from 1964 or older that contain 90% silver is all that comes in this crate.
Silver Starter Pack (One-time)
The Starter Pack line of products imitate our crate line without the recurring monthly deliveries. Usually used as a 'booster pack' but is a great way to try new crates before subscribing.
Silver Monster Pack ($5,000 +)
Avoid transaction fees.
The Silver Monster Pack is for those who need some serious weight. With added customization and no credit card fees.
Investor Crate Plus
For active subscribers who want access to our overstock inventory, Investor Crate Plus, allows you to add an unlimited quantity of bullion to arrive with their monthly deliveries.
Silver Bars, Coins and Rounds
Investor Crate stocks a truly astonishing inventory of silver bullion products that range from bars, rounds and coins. We also understand that not all portfolios are created equal, so a wide variety of these products come in a plethora of sizes in terms of weight. As small as 1 gram and as large as 1000 oz good delivery bars, we have you covered on any budget.
With this diverse selection of precious metal products, we offer a multitude of silver subscription crates that will suit your silver stacking goals well and help with spreading the average purchase price over the entire year.
Buying Silver from Investor Crate
Silver, like its golden counterpart has been a staple for wealth for as long as recorded human history. Silver when translated is actually the word for 'currency' or 'money' in over 20 different languages. When it comes to buying silver from an online bullion dealer, many folks choose Investor Crate as their go to spot.
There are a few reasons for this, but the main reason is we innovated on the way bullion is actually delivered. Instead of being a basic online retailer where you browse and buy a product, we offer subscription crates that are automatically and discreetly delivered to your door. This is largely based on the idea of dollar cost averaging which allows you to buy all year long, effectively getting that annual market spot price average.
Besides the different silver subscription crates, we also offer our Fire Sale overstock page where you can add silver products to arrive with and in addition to your monthly order. These items are overstock items from that month's round of fulfillment and are put up at cost, saving the client tons off of the usual premiums for these items.
Silver Bars for sale
Silver Bars are a good way to buy a lot of silver for a lower-than-average premium. Premium is the industry word for markup and like any product, when you buy more, you tend to get a better overall price. With silver bars it's no different. And you don't necessarily need to be buying 1000 oz COMEX bars to receive these lower price points because not only is the weight usually higher than a generic 1 oz silver round, but the manufacturing and minting process is much easier. Much of the markup covers costs associated with refining and producing the final bullion product. With bars, the metal is usually purchased as a casting grain or silver shot and easily heated up and vacuum casted or poured into ingot form.
Silver bars are manufactured by government mints, bank owned mints, refiners and recyclers as well as privately owned mints such as:
- Credit Suisse Bank
- Sunshine Mint
- Golden State Mint
- Silvertowne Mint
- Germania Mint
- Nadir Refiners
Silver Coins from around the world
Regular run in the mill folks aren't the only ones buying silver. In fact, countries from around the world not only have large stockpiles of precious metals but they also produce and sell their own variants of bullion called coins. Government ran mints produce some of the highest grade and finest craftsmanship silver bullion pieces that are available. The government mints that produce the most coins by volume are the United States Mint, the Royal Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint, the Perth Mint, the South African Mint and the Austrian Mint. Though, this barely scratches the surface of countries who issue investment grade silver coins.
Coins are oftentimes preferred over bars or rounds because they are monetarily backed by the issuing country. They are also extremely hard to counterfeit, fakes being easily identified, and they have a numismatic value attached to them that can increase the value of the coin beyond market spot price of silver.
Bullion coins are also easily stored in authentic mint tubes and boxes. With few exceptions, silver coins usually come from the mint packaged in sturdy monster boxes that weigh 500 troy ounces. The coins are further protected and are divided in coin rolls of 20 or 25.
In terms of buying silver coins, this is what our customers purchase the most of:
- American Silver Eagle: Available only in 1 troy ounce size, the ASE is by far one of the most popular (but expensive in terms of premium) silver coins on the market. Production began in 1986 alongside the gold counterpart. ASEs remain as one of the most iconic silver coins produced right here by the United States Mint.
- British Silver Britannia: United Kingdom's flagship coin, originally minted in .958 Ag until 2012, have gained in popularity. Although mintage volume is lower than the U.S. and Canadian counterparts, the design makeovers and low premiums make for a great addition to any silver stack. Recently, the Royal Mint has been producing other series of coins such as their Landmark Silver, Royal Arms and Silver Queen's Beast sets. Currently available in 1 oz sizes of 999+ Fine Silver.
- Canadian Silver Maple Leaf: The Royal Canadian Mint's iconic response to the American Silver Eagle. Unlike the ASE, the design changes slightly featuring various privy marks and radial security designs. Production of these coins began in 1988 and shows no signs of slowing. In 1988 the mintage of this fine silver Bullion coin was approximately 1.5 million. In 2014 the RCM minted over 29 million Silver Maple Leaf coins in .9999 fine Silver. These coins are available in 1 troy ounce Silver denominations.
- Australian Silver Kangaroo: The Kangaroo coin or "nugget" series of coin is Australia's most popular bullion coin though their entire wildlife series of bullion does extremely well in terms of sales. It's nice to have a lot of variety from one place and the Perth Mint nails it on the head with their Silver Kookaburras, Spiders, Swans, Koalas, Emu coins and more.
- Mexican Silver Libertad: In terms of standard coin size, these come in a unique and much larger diameter. The old version which was smaller and chunkier were replaced with a 40 mm width! Like the gold Libertad, these silver Libertad’s come with low mintage and production from the Mexican Mint. Making these a beautiful investment piece that are hoarded and collected by many investors. With Lady Victory and the various coat of arms used by Mexico over the years, a roll of these will do good in any silver collection. Like the Mexican Gold Libertad, these come in a variety of sizes such as 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz and 5 oz in weight.
- Austrian Silver Philharmonic: Another product from the historical Vienna Mint (who has been minting coins in the area for over 800 years) embraces the beautiful orchestra that plays at the Vienna Philharmonic. This coin is one of the most well-known and most minted coins in Europe. These coins are mass produced for investment purposes with annual mintage numbers well exceeding 1,000,000. These are found in 1 oz denominations with a face value of 1.50 euro (old variants backed by shillings) and can be found in gold and platinum variants too.
- South African Silver Krugerrand: The gold variant of South Africa's Krugerrand coin has had a production run of over 50 years. In 2017, in partnership with the Rand Refinery, they finally released the silver version of the Krugerrand, and we couldn't be happier. The product is of the same craftsmanship we have grown to revere, and we expect these coins to be around for a long time.
- 90% Silver: Pre-1965, most coins minted for circulatory use in 1964 or earlier were made from blank coin planchets that were comprised of .900 or 90% silver. Junk silver as it use to be called, is traded in face bags of $1000 FV and actually come with quite a low premium compared to pure silver bullion. It's something we sell pallets of each month and some of the older pieces like the Liberty Head Barber coins and Morgan Silver dollars are amazing to look at and hold.
Silver Rounds, hand poured bars and collector pieces
Silver bullion isn't exclusively produced by official state-owned mints or big banks and refiners, in fact small and medium sized private enterprises produce a great deal of the bullion that's produced annually. It's so prevalent and these small businesses have gotten so good at minting and production that some nations actually contract them to produce or tackle one step or the entire process of creating their official bullion. For example, the United States Mint contracts smaller mints to produce the blanks they use to create their bullion coins.
These companies all do similar things, like creating batches of their own 1 oz Silver Buffalo Rounds which is the most popular non-government round in the world and is also based off the famous 1913 Buffalo Nickel. These private mints also do things very different from each other which makes things exciting within the industry. Some have very unique and easily recognizable bars and designs, each have a different mint mark and various takes on security features as well.