Just wanted to give you a brief update on the performance of gold so far this year - as of this morning, gold is up 29% for the year.  Another outstanding year for gold!

But, that ain't nothin' compared to silver!

So far in 2010, the price of silver is up 82%!  Unbelievable, huh? I remember buying a Silver Eagle monster box back in 2000 and paying $6.99 per coin, and wondering if I was ever going to  break even on my investment.

Although the price of silver seems high at these levels (over $30 an ounce as I'm writing this article) I truly believe that demand for silver (and gold) is going to continue to be high in 2011 because of  investors who are seeking a hedge against inflation risks and uncertainty in the global financial system.

If you have been thinking about investing in silver coins, I would not put it off  any longer. This time next year, I bet $30 silver will likely seem cheap!