How Can Kitco Silver Prices Help an Investment Portfolio or Comic Collection?


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Kitco, a Canadian-based precious metals trader, offers real time trading charts and reports to help investors track silver portfolio values. For owners of popular coin series like the 2013 Superman coins, the real-time service helps owners track the value of their collections.

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In order to make the most of Kitco's tools, investors need to know the basics of precious metals trading including placing trades and broker commissions. Also, investors need to know the different ways of trading metals including bullion (bars and ingots) and future contracts, as reported by Investopedia.

Additionally, coin collectors need to be aware of terminology like coin-grading systems, rarity scales, demand, spot bids and liquidity. For example, the Superman coin series, minted by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), enjoyed tremendous popularity at its introduction in 2013. The RCM and DC Comics collaboration celebrated Superman's 75th anniversary.

The series gained international recognition when its 50-cent coin, Superman Then and Now, garnered a Krause Publications' Coin of the Year (COTY) nomination for Best Contemporary design, according to Coin Week, a coin trade journal. Superman Then and Now shows the hero as he was in 1938 or his present-day incarnation, depending on the viewing angle. COTY is one of the coin industry's top recognitions, adding to the coin's popular demand.

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