Do Silver bars devalue without certificate?

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  1. Shivers

    Shivers New Member

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    just wondering if it's always best to get a certificate for silver bars...or does it really matter as long as it's real silver

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    Do Silver bars devalue without certificate? Not at all.
     
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    Cool.....thanks ozcopper
     
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    Jason1 Well-Known Member

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    Nah, its really just a gimmik when it comes to silver bars. Maybe a few people who want the certs but most people dont care.
    Its easy to tell if the silver is real plus a cert can be faked also so its not really something that helps verify a bar. You take the same cautions and take the piece of paper with a grain of salt.

    It is some what annoying keeping the certs.
     
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    heartastack Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    agreed. There will always be a market for this kind of buyer though, lol.
     
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    Silverling Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    No, silver bars don't devalue without a certificate. However, if you had 2 identical bars for sale on somewhere like ebay and one had a certificate and the other didn't I can bet you the one with the certificate will sell first. But on this forum, not much difference.
     
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    SteelHand Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I like the certificates that Matt from Smithy's Bullion provides, it's a nice personal touch :)
     
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    Jislizard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I don't think any of mine have ever come with a certificate. The main reason I buy bars is because they are the "No frills" option when it comes to purchasing silver.

    They are important for 'numismatic' release coins that are limited edition but beyond that I haven't come across any interest in certificates.
     
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    Holdfast Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Only buy certified Perth Mint Bars that don't have the word silver on them. :eek:o_O:D (It's a joke)

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    bubblebobble2 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^^^

    buy buy BUY!!!
     
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    cheers for the advice everyone...my first bars purchased came with certs...then bought a couple of pamps with no cert and started second guessing my purchase!
     
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    alor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    something is missing
    there is no back side of the bars
     

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