Why procure copper collector items?
Throughout history, mining harvests have been kept as a hedge to protect against inflation. Despite the fact that the U.S. dollar continues to falter in an uncertain global economy, metals retain their value. Now copper, which is regularly considered a base or industrial metal, has created the interest of buyers of precious metals. Many expect greater demand as India and China modernize and actually design new technologies that use copper. Although some people choose to invest in commodity markets, many prefer to take physical possession of the metal, respecting the possibility that “If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it”.
Accumulating copper products can be considered a critical investment or just a fun hobby given the added and unique benefit of collecting unique value. In times of economic trouble, many collectibles lose value due to the fact that demand is declining, but copper products always have the value of goods.
In the very worst case scenario, if hyperinflation hits the US dollar as before with a number of fiat currencies, many believe that precious metals and copper products provide an opportunity for exchange for other services and goods.
Exactly why are copper rods so expensive?
There are many factors that drive what appears to be the high premium for copper bars compared to the spot price shown in the paper markets.
The first factor would be the fact that copper is not an easy task to process. Unlike gold and silver, which melt efficiently and do not oxidize easily by dissolving, copper oxidizes easily, especially if heated. It involves the use of special methods or chemicals to obtain pure copper without creating bubbles or contaminants.
Because of this additional handling, unpolluted copper is not easy to accumulate anywhere near the raw market price, unless you have a contract to opt for typical delivery and delivery of several tons each month. The cost factor of processing, sizing, finishing, stamping or engraving and shipping, and the price has reached the level you see on my website.
Although there is a premium as opposed to the spot price for copper bars, the same is true for silver and gold. In this particular market, it is seriously not uncommon for premiums on silver coins to exceed $ 4–5 per ounce, and gold is regularly sold for $ 50–60 per ounce in more than one spot. Looking at our popular 1 ounce copper circles in terms of on-site premium on copper, it is significantly less than the premium for silver and gold.