Stock symbol for silver spot prices

I have some bags silver coins in my safe and record them in Quicken, converted to ounces. But I would like to show the value at the current spot price for silver, similar to a typical stock holding. I can't find a ticker symbol that works in Quicken. Does anybody have a solution for this?

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    What kind of coins....
    I've used this https://www.apmex.com/silver-price for buying and price checking.
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  • Bruce Bottger
    Bruce Bottger Member ✭✭
    Thank you Ps56k2 for the quick response. Coincidentally I actually bought the bags from APMEX (unfortunately when it was at the high, I think cause I'm STILL underwater!).

    Actually I was trying to find an index or reference that I can load into Quicken so it would automatically update market value, same way it does with stocks.
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bruce Bottger said: Actually I was trying to find an index or reference that I can load into Quicken so it would automatically update market value, same way it does with stocks.
    I was also looking for something to track spot precious metals -
    don't think I found any -
    and just started tracking some of the proxy stocks....  like GLD and SLV
    BTW - every year I purchase from APMEX the US American Eagle silver 1oz, and in special years - the 1oz gold version.  This year, 2021 - the design is changing -

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  • Farside2000
    Farside2000 Member
    I would like to do the same thing Add silver coins to my portfolio with Quicken automatically updating market value Let me know if you find an answer
  • Bruce Bottger
    Bruce Bottger Member ✭✭
    I never found a perfect solution for spot prices that I could load in Quicken. So I converted my holding to oz and then just use SLV.

    In other words, I found the silver equivalent of dimes and figured out that one bag of 1000 dimes contained 72.34 ounces of silver. Put those ounces in the shares field, therefore Quicken values my oz at the SLV price. Generally is close enough for my needs.

    If you find a better alternative, I'm ALL ears. :)