Star Wars Collectible Silver Coins
If you've read some of my previous articles you know that I am very bullish on silver in the next decade. I love the fact that silver is a two-part metal. Unlike gold, which is primarily used in jewelery, silver has many industrial and practical uses! We use silver in almost everything today, but don't realize it. In fact, if you're reading this story on a laptop, there is most likely silver underneath your keyboard.
Silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity, and is used in factories and industrial applications across the world, but mainly in China. According to the Silver Institute, there is less silver available for investors to buy today, than there is gold. Yet gold is at $1600 and silver at a measly $30 an ounce at the time of writing.
One cool collectible item I've found online at APMEX are Star Wars Collectible Silver Coins. They are the coolest things I've ever seen! If you're a huge Star Wars fan like I am, I think these are a must own.
According to APMEX.com - "This one-of-a-kind set includes 4 coins featuring Dark Side of the Force from "Star Wars." The New Zealand Mint has perfectly captured the terror, the infamy, and the sheer power of the Dark Side. Each 1 oz, .999 fine silver coin has its own reverse design depicting Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, an Imperial Stormtrooper, and the Death Star under construction.
Maybe as beautiful as the coins themselves is the packaging. The New Zealand Mint has outdone itself again. The Dark Side set comes in a box-shaped like Darth Vader's helmet. Open the case and hear the bone-chilling sound of Darth Vader's breathing."
UPDATE: Unfortunately they are now OUT OF STOCK! You can click "Alert Me" when these become available at the page on APmex and they will email or call you when they arrive.
Unfortunately, Amazon does not have the coins in stock, but they do have some pretty cool action figures. You can also buy Sunshine Mint 1 oz (.999) Fine Silver Bars, investment grade silver.
Silver Price Forecast - Silver now trades around $30 an ounce, and the price is very volatile. It certainly is not an investment for the faint of heart. But in the long-term, I do believe we are looking at a triple-digit price for silver (anywhere from $100-$300 is reasonable). Silver could also go into a shortage sometime this decade if industrial and investment demand picks up, so I would not be shocked to see the price touch the $500 mark - or more.
Once the Star Wars silver coins become available again, I will post an update. Until then, may the force be with you and have a Happy Holidays!