SILVER IS HEAVY, HARD TO STORE, AND IT RETURNS NO DIVIDENDS OR INTEREST
Oh, and it costs money to store it! Only pathetic paranoid imbeciles store large amounts of silver longterm. Hence, that is the reason the suckers own the poor man's gold because they are poor from stoopid bagholding investments that return no dividends or interest (and costs money to safely store).
Sounds like my local bank... it doesn't pay interest and
every time one turns around there is a new or hidden fee and/or violation charges. Even when makes a withdrawal via an ATM as many as 3 institutions each charge a fee including the local bank for the withdrawal of one's own money. Too Funny.
If one stores $25.00 in a local bank for the next 10 years one will find its still $25.00 whose purchasing power has dwindled to $10 or $12 bucks...
While with the utmost confidence if one had bought a one ounce silver coin 10 years ago for the same $25.00 it will probably be worth $50 or more.
if the bank were to pay interest that interest will taxed however as my coin appreciates over time it will unlikely be taxed. If one stores silver over a long time it may be classified as an heirloom and am sure my heirs will appreciate my business savvy.