Terry, what do you think about buying proof quality silver and gold coins from the U.S. Mint?
Terry Says: I think they’re a terrific gift for graduation or birthdays, and probably not a bad investment. Just be sure to buy directly from the U.S. Mint. I noted in a recent column that there are some scam coins coming in from China, complete with”proof” packaging — so people don’t open the packages to inspect. Or use a true numismatic service. Check them out at the website of the American Numismatic Assocation — www.Money.org.