Everyone is always asking what kind of silver should they invest in? There are so many choices, which one is best? The good part is that there IS a lot of choices! Something for all tastes and in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes. From classic and traditional to new age and "out there", generic and premium, minted and hand poured... it's a smorgasbord of silver.
THE JOY OF THE JOURNEY IS IN THE RIDE
Basic advice? Buy what you like. Don't focus on the cost as much as if it "wow's" you, get it. Having physical silver and gold in your hands starts being more than just an investment. It becomes personal. Something that can be handed down from generation to generation, something to talk about and ogle over with friends and other silver and gold enthusiasts.
It's not unheard of for an investment portfolio to contain 15% (+/-) of precious metals. While "sovereign" coins are great for government guaranteed bullion, private bullion offers a wider variety of uniquely designed bullion for those investors who also happen to be collectors. Bottom line...doesn't hurt to diversify. I lean heavy on the hand poured silver because to me a lot of it's value is in the fact that it's all a work of art by an individual craftsman or woman that will gain more value as time goes by like old, original paintings. That being said, I still enjoy owning Silver Eagles, Kooks, Prospectors, Morgans and many others. 1 Troy Oz of fine silver is 1 Troy Oz of fine silver after all.
Just don't be afraid to jump in with a little of this and a little of that. If you purchase something that after all doesn't quite "ring your bell", then hold until price is right and sell it and get something else. The satisfaction is not only in the having, but in the looking and buying. That's why the "Joy of the Journey is in the Ride"!