Are American Silver Eagle Coins a Good Investment at $38 Each, or Are They Too Expensive?

Precious metal investments can help diversify a portfolio and protect it from inflation and stock market volatility, 

 which is why many financial gurus advocate for them. As a safe-haven asset, gold usually takes center stage,

but silver can also be a profitable investment. Specifically, you may want to think about purchasing American Silver Eagle (ASE) coins.

As per the U.S. Gold Bureau, more than 565 million American Silver Eagles have been struck since 1986.

The government backs the weight and purity of each of these coins, which each contain at least one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. 

According to Kitco, American Silver Eagles are currently trading at a premium, so if you want to add them to your holdings,

you should be prepared to pay a little bit more than the spot price, which was $22.75 as of June 30.

A precious metals IRA is a type of self-directed IRA requiring you to appoint an IRS-approved custodian — a bank, trust company,  

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