I made the decision a while back to start buying silver. Provident had a nice variety, good pricing and when I emailed with questions I received fast and professional advice. I enjoy the deal section (50% off) as a good way to buy and get my feet wet so to speak in metals and they make nice unique gifts. I have bought bars, rounds and coins. The product is always as stated and arrives quickly and packaged well. I will be back to buy again.