5 oz Silver Rounds Available from JM Bullion
Silver rounds are a popular investment option for many precious metal enthusiasts. When it comes to purchasing silver rounds, the 1 oz weight is often viewed as the most popular because of its higher mintage figures and its lower premium over the spot price of silver. Below, we explore some of the 5 oz silver rounds that are available from JM Bullion’s online catalog of silver precious metal goods.
Osborne Precious Metals Norse God 5 oz Silver Rounds
Each of the silver rounds in this Norse God Silver Series features one of the five main gods or goddesses of Norse mythology. The rounds count 10 in total, but there are actually five releases in the 1 oz weight and five releases in the 5 oz weight, meaning each god’s image is featured twice on a Norse Silver Round. All of the rounds have a distinct antique finish that adds subtle depth to the design and enhances the overall appearance with a warm visual appeal. The designs included in this series include the following:
- Odin: On the obverse side of each Antique Norse God Series Odin Silver Round you’ll find the image of Odin as he sits upon his throne flanked by many of his common animal companions from Norse mythology. These creatures include his wolves Geri and Freki. Engravings identify Odin and his status as “The All-Father.”
- Thor: On the obverse of the Antique Norse Gods Series Thor Silver Round is the imposing image of the God of Thunder. Thor presides over the wind, rain, fair weather, thunder, lightning, and agricultural crops, and he is the son of Odin and the giantess Fjorgyn. Critical to the design is his powerful hammer held out, which is known as Mjolnir.
- Hel: On the obverse of the Antique Norse God Series Hel Silver Round is the image of Hel, hauntingly surrounded by the dead of the underworld. She is depicted on the round sitting upon her thrown with a sullen, hollow look on her face.
- Freya: On the obverse is the image of Freya created by renowned artist Howard David Johnson. His depiction of the Goddess of Love shows Freya riding in her chariot pulled by two cats. Freya, though holding the position as Goddess of Love, oversees love, beauty, sexuality, fertility, gold, war and death. Half of those who die in war are received by Freya, with the other half going to Odin.
- Loki: On the obverse of these rounds you’ll find the image of Loki, the shape-shifting Norse god. Depending upon the sources you read, Loki would occasionally assist the other Norse gods, or he would use his shape shifting ability to maliciously disrupt the endeavors of the other gods. He is the father of Hel, Goddess of Death, as well as many other Norse characters.
The reverse of each of the Antique Norse God Silver Rounds you’ll find the same image, that of a Valkyrie. The Valkyrie were warrior maidens hand-chosen by Odin, Father of the Gods, and were tasked with riding their steeds in the skies above the battlefields of mankind. The Valkyrie would choose who lived and died. All of the silver rounds in this series ship in a display box that includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Norse God Silver Rounds are actually a collaborative project between Osborne Precious Metals, as the production partner, and Anonymous Mint as the creative partner. Julie Lindquist developed the program, with the Norse artwork of Howard David Johnson brought to life on the blanks created by Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia.
Osborne Precious Metals Frank Frazetta Legacy 5 oz Silver Rounds
A well-known science fiction and fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta’s estate released some of his most popular designs for use in the Legacy Collection from Osborne Precious Metals. His two most famous designs appear across a lineup that includes six rounds in total.
The Silver Warrior was Frank’s first, and most popular, major design. It was used as the cover art for the paperback release of the “Conan the Barbarian” adventure tale. His design not only catapulted his career to new heights, it also changed the face of the sword and sorcery genre. The Silver Warrior was available in a 1 oz Antique Silver Proof, 1 oz Silver Proof, and 5 oz Silver Proof Round. Mintage for each was set at:
- 1,000 rounds for the 1 oz Antique.
- 2,000 rounds for the 5 oz Proof.
- 10,000 rounds for the 1 oz Proof.
The second release in the series celebrated another of Frazetta’s iconic designs. This particular design has experienced widespread use over the years. The Death Dealer design was created in 1973. It originally appeared on the album cover of Molly Hatchet’s first record release, and has since appeared on various posters, art works, and even the logo of the US Army’s III Corps.
The round featured the same availability, with a 1 oz Antique Silver, 1 oz Silver Proof, and 5 oz Silver Proof round. Mintages across the three options were the same:
- 1,000 rounds for the 1 oz Antique.
- 2,000 rounds for the 5 oz Proof.
- 10,000 rounds for the 1 oz Proof.
For the third and most recent design, the Barbarian design he created makes its debut in the series and is considered the quintessential illustration of Conan the Barbarian. On the reverse of the 5 oz Proof Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection The Barbarian Silver Round you’ll find his iconic barbarian design. The muscular figure of the barbarian stands tall and proud in the center of the design field, with a sullen look on his face and his looking downward. In his hands he holds two different swords.
As with all other releases in the Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection, the Barbarian design release had the same mintage figures and finish options as other designs in the program.
Osborne Precious Metals Hobo Nickel 5 oz Silver Rounds
Yet another 5 oz silver round series available from Osborne Precious Metals is the Hobo Nickel. There are three different versions available across the 5 oz and two 1 oz weights, with the 5 oz Silver Rounds featuring an antique finish and maximum mintage of just 1,000 silver rounds. All five rounds in the Hobo Nickel Silver Round series are now available to purchase from JM Bullion, and as mentioned above there are three different versions available for each of the designs that are explained in detail below:
- Fisherman Hobo Nickel: On the obverse face of the round you’ll find the image of a Hobo fisherman, captured in a similar right-profile relief as Fraser’s original Native American. The word “Liberty” is engraved in the same position as the original nickel, and a random year of issue of “1937” is engraved in the same position as Fraser’s nickel. The reverse features an equally unique take on Fraser’s design, with the back humps of a buffalo forming a distant mountain range on the opposite shore of a lake. In the foreground, a hobo fisherman is visible fishing from a rickety dock. Engravings include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Five Cents,” even though these rounds have no face value.
- Train Hobo Nickel: The reverse face of these popular new silver rounds features the image of a lone hobo walking along with his knapsack in tow. In an intriguing twist on the Buffalo Nickel design, when the Hobo and his walking stick are viewed horizontally rather than vertically, you’ll see an image vaguely reminiscent of the Buffalo’s hump from the original Buffalo Nickel. Engravings include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and the original coin’s face value of “Five Cents.” On the obverse of these 1 oz. Proof Train Hobo Nickel Silver Rounds you’ll find the image of a powerful steam locomotive as it rumbles down the tracks, its smoke stack bellowing out steam and smoke. The image is encircled by wooden railway ties, the word “Liberty,” and a year of issue as “1913.”
- Skulls and Scrolls Hobo Nickel: The obverse face of the coin is the right-profile of a skeletal figure, which imitates the Indian Head design from James Earle Fraser’s popular Buffalo Nickel. It includes engravings of the word “Liberty” and a year of issue as 1936, one of the last years the Buffalo Nickel was in circulation. On the reverse side of the 1 oz Proof Skull and Scrolls Hobo Nickel Silver Round is the image of Mr. The’s walking hobo from the second design in the series. In this case however, the hobo has skeletal features only on his visible facial area and his hand gripping the walking stick. Engravings include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Five Cents.”
- Green Fairy and Fishbones: On the reverse of the 1 oz Proof Green Fairy and Fishbones Hobo Nickel Silver Round you’ll find the image of a fish swimming under the sea, missing of course is its skin. The haunting creature is set against a backdrop of a watery landscape with engravings typical of American coinage. The obverse of the Proof Green Fairy and Fishbones features the naked Green Fairy, knelt down and holding an intoxicating beverage which includes steam emanating from the glass in the design.
- Jefferson Skull: The final installment comes with direct inspiration from a 2005 US Jefferson nickel special issue coin. On the obverse of this final release in the series is Mr. The’s take on the 2005 Westward Journey design for commemorative Jefferson nickels in the US. In place of President Jefferson’s right-profile portrait you’ll find only the right-profile portrait of a skull, with the engravings of “In God We Trust,” “Liberty,” and “2005” just as found on the Jefferson nickel. The reverse continues with themes reminiscent of the Buffalo Nickel from James Earle Fraser. The design includes the Mini-Man and Train combination created in 2014, with a puff of smoke from the steam train in the background mimicking the appearance of the buffalo’s back hump from the Buffalo Nickels. In the foreground is the familiar hobo, with corncob pipe, hat, and knapsack carrying his Earthly belongings.
Anonymous Mint 5 oz Silver Rounds
First up is the Medusa Silver Round from Anonymous Mint Silver Round. For the Medusa Silver Rounds, Anonymous Mint developed four different versions of the round. The 1 oz version of the Medusa Silver Round was available in a Proof-Like finish with a maximum mintage of 2,000 rounds, along with a separate 1 oz Antique finish round. Both feature edge lettering, individual serial numbers, and Certificates of Authenticity.
Of greatest importance here are the 5 oz Silver Rounds, which feature a Proof-Like and Antique finish option. As with the 1 oz. versions, these rounds included edge lettering, individual serial numbers, and a Certificate of Authenticity. The design on all four rounds in the series is the same for both the obverse and reverse:
- On the reverse side of the round you’ll find the Anonymous Mint logo. The mint’s logo is a clever play on the heraldic eagle of the United States, which includes an owl with its wings spread wide and its talons clutching arrows and wearing a crown above its head with the “AM” initials of Anonymous Mint.
- The obverse of the Medusa Silver Round you’ll find the image of Medusa. Look, if you dare, at the beauty of her front-facing portrait that includes her full head of snakes in place of hair and a unique Greek-inspired border design.
Next up from the Anonymous Mint is the Blackbeard collection of 5 oz Silver Rounds. Remembered through the ages as Blackbeard, the world’s most famous pirate was born in Bristol, England in 1680 as Edward Teach. He arrived in Jamaica as a member of the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Windsor and was known as Edward Thatch Jr. The Blackbeard Silver Rounds from Anonymous Mint and Coin Creator Julie Lindquist are available in 1 oz and 5 oz options, with an antique finish.
From 1706 to 1716, it is believed Teach served as a sailor or privateer for the British during Queen Anne’s War. He eventually joined the crew of Benjamin Hornigold on the Bahamian island of New Providence. After serving with Hornigold for a year, Blackbeard set out on his own aboard a captured French merchant vessel he renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge. Details of the design include:
- On the obverse of the Blackbeard Silver Round is the memorable image of Blackbeard with canon fuses weaved into his long, thick black beard. He would light the fuses in the course of battle to frighten his enemies, and was believed to have captured 40 ships between 1717 and 1718.
- The reverse of each Blackbeard Silver Round depicts the flag from the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Blackbeard’s flag featured the image of a skeleton toasting a drink to the devil. Also included was a spear piercing a heart. It has been said that the mere sight of Blackbeard’s flag above the Queen Anne’s Revenge was enough to convince some ships to surrender.
Silverbug Fairy 5 oz Silver Rounds
Available originally from North American Mint, the Silverbug Fairy Silver Rounds were the first designs from the Silverbug Reddit community and debuted in 2014. These rounds were originally produced by the North American Mint, and currently include three total designs. Common features of the Silverbug Fairy Silver Rounds include:
- 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- New obverse design with each release.
- Common reverse design feature on all three rounds.
- Ship in Air-Tite plastic capsules.
- Limited mintages often set at 1,000 rounds 5 oz Proofs.
As the first release in the Silverbug Fairy Silver Round, the 1 oz Silverbug Ariana Fairy Silver Round debuted in 2014 with great interest in the silver market. All of the rounds featured an obverse design of the silver fairy known as Ariana. The reverse of each round featured the scarab bug design that includes the atomic number and symbol of silver in the center.
The second release in the Silverbug Fairy Round series came a year later in 2015 with the unveiling of the 1 oz Silverbug Archer Fairy Silver Round. On the reverse face of these rounds, the North American Mint continued the use of the scarab bug design featured on the first release.
However, the obverse of the silver round featured a new fairy design. An archer fairy was featured above the globe with a quiver full of arrows and a bow in which she was drawing back a single arrow to fire.
The most recent release in the Silverbug Fairy Silver Round series features an all-new design and even a new take on the scarab bug, not to mention a new minting partner for the Silverbugs. Released in 2016, the 1 oz Silverbug Alyx the Fairy Silver Round features the mischievous depiction of Alyx the Fairy, who is only temporarily held down by chains. It is reflective of the manipulators holding the silver market in check.
Although the concept came from the Silverbug community, as with the first two designs, this specific design for the Alyx the Fairy Silver Round came from noted science-fiction and fantasy artist.
On the reverse face of the round, a new interpretation of the scarab bug came courtesy of famed Italian sculptor and engraver Luigi Badia. He hand-carved the scarab bug for this side, giving it exceptional brilliance and depth.
The 1 oz Silverbug Alyx the Fairy Silver Rounds, again available in 1 oz proof, 1 oz antique, and 5 oz proof, had limited mintages and were produced by a different mint. The Osborne Mint, America’s oldest private mint, struck these rounds for the Silverbug community.
Other 5 oz Silver Rounds from Various Mints
SilverTowne, a private minting facility located in the state of Indiana, strikes an interesting array of self-branded silver rounds and some featuring historic US symbols or coin designs. Learn about more of SilverTowne’s rounds below:
- Buffalo Silver Round: Depicting the famous design from James Earle Fraser’s 1913 Buffalo Nickel, this silver round’s obverse features a depiction of Black Diamond. The massive beast is depicted grazing on a small patch of grass. Engravings differ slightly from the Buffalo Nickel, and include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “5 oz. 999 Fine Silver.” On the reverse face of each silver round is the image of a Native American chieftain. True to Fraser’s original design, the only engravings aside from the facial profile are “Liberty” and the year of issue, “2016.”
- Prospector Stackable Silver Round: The marquee design from SilverTowne is its own, branded stackable round. The round’s new design features a set of raised ridges along its outer edge, which enables it to interlock with other such rounds while in the stacked position. This additional level of stability not only allows the rounds to remain organized during storage, but it also protects them from any of the typical damages than can occur when less stable stacks topple over, consequently preserving the initial value of these investment pieces. Both sides of the round depict the SilverTowne Prospector, equipped with his pick axe as he sets out for a long day of mining. Following behind the title character is his faithful donkey companion to help carry the additional supplies for their excavation. Viewers are certain to appreciate the contrast between the mirror-like finish of this iconic duo and the frosted finish of their backdrop. Also incorporated into the round’s artwork is the SilverTowne logo with its trademark pick axe in place of the letter “T.” The logo has been printed in an arched formation above the title characters, while the round’s weight and purity appear below them.
- US Eagle Replica Silver Round: On the obverse of all 5 oz SilverTowne US Eagle Replica Rounds is the image of Walking Liberty. This appears on the obverse of all American Silver Eagle coins, and was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse of the 5 oz SilverTowne US Eagle Replica Round includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. Used on American coins since 1794, it has been revived and modernized at various points in American history. This particular version comes from US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti (1986-2010), and features the inclusion of 13 five-pointed stars above the eagle as a nod to the original American colonies.
Additionally, there are stackable silver rounds from Scottsdale Mint. The Scottsdale Mint has introduced a lineup of silver stacker rounds in three different sizes. Each round has an ultra-high-relief striking that features the mint logo in 3D on the obverse, with an inverse striking on the reverse. This allows the stackers, in all three sizes, to interlock for sturdy stacking.
On the obverse face of the 5 oz Scottsdale Stacker Silver Round you’ll find the mint logo, a male lion’s head with a crown atop it. The lion’s massive mane and imposing stare jump off the obverse face in a brilliant 3D, ultra-high-relief striking.
The reverse face of the round has the same mint logo design, but is struck into the face of the round with an inverse finish. This allows the lion’s head from the obverse side of other rounds to securely fit within the inverse field on this side of the round. There are engravings on this face of the round that identify the mint, product lineup (Stacker Round), and the round’s weight, purity, and metal content.
Purchasing 5 oz Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
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