Chris Keller

Chris Keller
Chris Keller
Product Specialist

Chris Keller has a passion for the precious metals industry (he's been collecting coins since he was a child). He specifically enjoys creating written and video content around unique products that our customers might not see otherwise. At SD Bullion, Chris has consulted thousands of bullion investors leading to millions of dollars in sales. He enjoys learning about both new and old coins, especially US Mint products. In his free time, he is often either playing or watching sports.

  1. How Unemployment Rate Could Affect Gold and Silver Prices?

    How Unemployment Rate Could Affect Gold and Silver Prices?

    Even with the re-openings of a large number of states and businesses, the job losses caused by COVID-19 continue to add up. With a correlation between unemployment numbers and the precious metals prices, we look ahead to see how the unemployment increase will affect gold and silver.

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  2. New Gold Silver Ratio Chart from 1862-2020 Just Released

    Gold Silver Ratio Chart

    SD Bullion has just released a brand-new Gold to Silver Spot Price Ratio Chart that shows the gold-to-silver ratio in a new, unique way. The chart is in the shape of a circle with a Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle split in the middle. The circular chart clearly shows how the ratio has progressed over the past two centuries. Click here to see the full-size chart!

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  3. How Much is a Gold Bar Worth?

    The base prices of all gold products are determined by the gold spot price. The gold spot price is a live price, meaning the price for gold is constantly changing (unless the market is closed of course). Since January 2018, the price for gold has not gone below $1,250 per ounce. In late 2019 to early 2020, the gold price has risen to levels as high as $1,650 per ounce.

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  4. Does Silver Rust? What You Need to Know About Silver Oxidation

    While silver is susceptible to oxidation, it is not the same type of oxidation that other metals experience when they “rust”. When other metals like iron suffer from rust, they are permanently damaged. Often times in silver oxidation, most, if not all of the oxidation is able to be polished or cleaned using a variety of methods.

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  5. Ounce Vs Troy Ounce - What's the Difference?

    One of the biggest misconceptions for investors who are new to the bullion marketplace is that an ounce and a troy ounce are equal. This is not the case, and many people are frequently confused when their products weigh more than one ounce. In fact, most products are referred to in ounces but are actually sold in troy ounces. The reality is that the vast majority of bullion dealers are referring to troy ounces when they say “ounces”. This is the “industry standard.”

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  6. Does Silver Tarnish?

    What is Silver Tarnishing and What Causes It?

    Tarnishing, also called toning, is an effect on the outermost layer of a metal that causes the metal to become discolored. Like iron rusts when exposed to oxygen, silver can tarnish when exposed to the air due to a reaction between silver and hydrogen sulfide in the air. Also, touching silver products with your hands may cause tarnishing over time due to the oils from your skin. 

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  7. How to Buy Silver Coins

    What are Silver Coins?

    First, we must establish what silver coins are. Silver coins contain pure silver, with the most common weight being 1 troy ounce coins (1 troy oz = 1.09714 oz). Silver coins are also minted in fractional weights like ¼ oz & ½ oz. They are also minted in larger pieces such as 5 oz or 1 kilo (1 kilo = 32.1507 troy oz).

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  8. 2020 American Gold Eagle Coins Now On Sale

    2020 American Gold Eagle Blog

    The American Gold Eagle is a favorite among both gold collectors and gold stackers every year, but especially with the year 2020 being on these coins, they are sure to intrigue any collector of gold coins. In addition to this, they are still the most highly recognized gold coin in the world, so Gold Eagle Coins are considered to be one of the most easily-tradeable gold coins on the market.

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  9. 2020 Silver Kookaburra Coin Released With Unique 30th Anniversary Design

    Brand New Design for the 2020 Kookaburra

    The reverse design of the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin is changed each year by the Perth Mint. What is unique about the 2020 Silver Kookaburra Coin is that it has a completely new obverse design. This makes it one of the most popular Australian Silver Coins for sale on our website.

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  10. 2020 American Silver Eagle Coins Now On Sale - Secure Yours Today!

    With such a unique year as “2020” being minted on the 2020 Silver Eagle Coin, it is sure to be a silver collector’s favorite. Whether you are looking to complete a collection, or add silver to your precious metals portfolio, the 2020 American Silver Eagle Coin makes a great purchase for any silver enthusiast. Currently, 2020 Silver Eagles are on pre-sale worldwide with an expected delivery date of mid-to-late January of 2020. At SD Bullion, you can purchase 2020 American Silver Eagle coins in four different options below.

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