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Gold coins, gold bullion, silver coins, and silver bullion are the best investments for gold and silver investors. The best gold bullion coins and silver bullion coins are summarized on this page. For more information on gold and silver bullion and coins, visit other pages on this Web site.

Does your silver have to be reported?


Silver purchases do not have to be reported. This myth is so pervasive that CMI feels obligated to clarify this misunderstanding repeatedly.

See Myths, Misunderstandings, and Outright Lies to learn about the pitfalls of investing in precious metals.

Sunshine Minting struck 1 oz. .999 fine silver ingot

Although 999 fine 1-oz silver bullion rounds are a preferred way to own silver bullion, Sunshine Minting's 1-oz 999 fine silver bullion bars (also called ingots and rectangles) have taken the market by storm. The backs of these silver bullion bars clearly show how that silver is the most light reflective of all the metals, a property that makes silver essential for mirrors. The front of the bar displays the Sunshine Minting hallmark, and the bar's weight and purity in raised lettering.

Sunshine Minting 1-oz silver bars come in stacks of ten, generally rubber-banded to keep them from getting scratched in shipment. Investors need keep in mind that although these ingots are new, some will be scratched. There is no effort to keep them in pristine condition. These are silver bullion items in convenient 1-oz bar form. A Sunshine 1-oz ingot measures 2" X 1-1/8" X 3/16".

Because of the famed Sunshine Mine, the name Sunshine is practically synonymous with silver. Although Sunshine Minting is no longer associated with Sunshine Mining, having separated in 1994, Sunshine Minting is carrying on the tradition of Sunshine being associated with silver. The company is a major silver bullion supplier. In addition to the 1-oz silver bullion rectangles pictured above, Sunshine Minting produces 100- and 10-oz , and 1-oz silver bars. Further, Sunshine Minting supplies silver to the US Mint for its Silver Eagle program.

Call CMI at 1-800-528-1380 for answers to any questions or clarifications. Our hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Mondays through Fridays. Our offices are in the middle of the Phoenix, Arizona financial district. CMI has had the same bank account since its inception in 1973. References available on request