When I decided to start investing in precious metals, I wanted to buy from reputable sources in the United States. That’s why I decided to deal with the Northwest Territorial Mint. They have every type of metal I want and in very small denominations. That means that I can easily store it in my very secure home safe. I can also redeem a small portion of it, when I need money. I have to admit that I like watching my investment increase in value and then redeeming it locally. It’s nice not to have to go to the bank and give them any of my money.