The Value of Silver Bullets
Silver bullet ammunition has a long and sordid history associated with it. Part of this comes from the science-fiction implications. For over a century, silver bullets have been the go-to weapon of choice for werewolf hunters (in pop culture of course). Of course, these silver bullets do not contain gunpowder and so can’t be used as weapons, yet they still have value. On the other hand, the value of silver fluctuates with the shifting supply and demand of the economy. While it can’t be denied that silver bullet ammunition is a valuable product, its value depends on the perspective with which you buy it.
A fraction of the value of silver bullets come from the myths associated with it. Once upon a time, about 150 years ago, it became a popular theory that silver bullets were the only things that could kill a werewolf. While the origin of this myth is unclear, it became so popularized it is now an integral part of werewolf mythology. From Lon Chaney Jr. in The Wolf Man to Christina Ricci in Cursed to Tyler Posey in MTV’s Teen Wolf, no werewolf can live without fearing silver.
While the myth of silver puts a price on fantasy, the reality sets a price on silver by the ounce. Like any other metal, the value of silver depends on the chain of supply and demand. Its popularity in jewelry has kept it a staple in the marketplace. However, silver has much more uses than it’s beauty. It is used in tableware, mirrors, dental and brazing alloys, and electrical materials. As the need for batteries and electrical materials increase, the value of silver skyrockets, making it a worthwhile investment.
So far as using silver bullet ammunition as actual ammunition, it is not advised. These bullets don’t even have gunpowder. Silver bullets are highly unreliable in flight. However, it does maintain its value as silver and as collectible items. There is a market out there that believes in the existence of werewolves that seek silver bullet ammunition. The use of silver bullets in pop culture also give them worth for collectors. Still, the most reliable reason to invest in silver bullets comes from their ability to be melted down and used in other silver products.
Now that you know the different values associated with silver bullet ammunition, you can start looking into investing yourself. For more information on the prices of silver and other metals, talk to your local coin dealer. Contact Boston Bullion at 781-710-8419 or visit them online.