When buying copper pennies in bulk you’re likely buying copper wire in bulk too. And there are increasingly nontoxic rounds of ammunition available for hunters to select from. Al Lutkevich switched over to copper-free ammo in his hand-loading deer hunting ammo last year. While still a bit more costly than regular lead-free ammo, after twenty-eight months the cost was negligible when weighed against the extra money saved on the cost of regular bucks. And while buying copper wire in bulk is a bit more costly than buying copper rounds in standard lead-free, the savings eventually become less noticeable over time.
For those who enjoy collecting antique coins or bars you’ve probably heard of the new trend of “coloured coins”. These are actually rolled copper rounds colored copper to make them appear to have more gold, silver or platinum in their construction. So the market for copper coins has soared but with the price having been priced relatively correctly, it hasn’t been nearly as hard for collectors to find them. And now coin dealers are starting to offer a range of coloured copper coins in both regular silver and gold; meaning the coin buyers have a choice beyond being limited to gold and silver.
Buying copper in its pure form in its uncolored state is pretty hard to buy in bulk too, due to its value being so high. This makes buying copper coins in bulk just as good a choice if you want to save money. Copper in its unprocessed state is pretty rare (there’s only around a hundred worldwide), which means it will be priced fairlyuctively compared to the other coins in the same class. As it is rare, the price will also be reasonably close to the other similar types of coins.
Buying from another country is another great way of getting what you need. You could opt for buying copper in Japan, for example, where it has just begun to make a comeback after some years of being discontinued. Or you could opt for buying silver, which is another popular choice in countries with different currencies. For example, the United States has a large number of silver coins in its gold standard; Japan on the other hand, does not. Both these options are very popular, and if you are buying in one country you will most likely be able to get a good deal for the copper, silver or both you purchase.
The third way you can save money when buying bulk copper and other metals is by buying rarer metal, rather than the standard grade. Let’s take gold for example; it is rare in nature, there is just no such thing as a melt down of a gold bar. When you buy it in bulk, you may not be able to get a lot for it, but it is still a valuable item and will not go to waste. Alternatively, when buying silver, it is not that rare, and if you look hard enough you will still be able to find some. By purchasing something like this, and making it more rare, you can usually add that extra bit of value to the price, making it valuable overall.
When you have three precious metals, you can then take the prices even further. When copper and silver are sold in bulk, it is much less rare than selling them separately. One would have to sell all of the remaining items in the set – gold, silver, copper, etc. – to make the metal available in bulk to the general public. When you add up all of the individual pieces, you end up with copper being the most expensive and silver the least expensive; if you were to sell each of them individually, they would not be as valuable. This also makes copper much less rare than gold and silver.
In addition to the benefit of selling them as one piece, buying copper and silver in bulk also allows you to buy more of each rare metal at once. If you have a set amount of silver dollars and want to buy up as much of each metal as possible, buying in bulk is the way to go. You can then make sure that you have a set amount of silver dollars so you always have money to spend on something fun, rather than being in the red. Because silver is so much less rare than gold, when you get multiple silver pieces, you are likely to get much more for them overall.
Gold on the other hand is not nearly as rare as copper, and when you get more of it you will be able to earn more money with your investments. As time goes on, gold becomes even rarer, but until that time, copper remains a solid investment that is relatively easy to own because of how easy it is to make copper rarer with more copper being made. The best part of this is that with gold you don’t have to worry about spending money on something that isn’t even valuable just so you can be able to own more. There is a great profit to be made with copper and silver, and with gold you get it for much less expensive prices.