T.I.M.E. Series Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
There are countless silver round series available for investors and collectors to choose from at this moment in time in the precious metals market. As the demand for silver products increases, mints are reacting by supplementing the traditional dominance of silver bullion programs from sovereign mints with private-mint issues.
Each private mint takes its own approach to the production of silver rounds. Some capitalize on the popularity of and demand for American coin designs by replicating images such as the American Silver Eagle, Buffalo Nickel, or Gold Double Eagle on silver rounds. It makes it easier for collectors to add the items to their personal collections they couldn’t get from a sovereign mint due to lower or capped mintage figures.
Price also tends to come into play with many of these products. Even if a collectors can find the design they desire for their collection, they may not be able to afford it. Silver rounds are an affordable option for investors and collectors alike because they boast much lower premiums over the spot price of silver.
One such example is the T.I.M.E. Series from the North American Mint. This exciting new silver round series is available now from JM Bullion, and is covered extensively below.
About the TIME Series
The unique TIME Series of silver rounds from the North American Mint focuses on the passage of time in human history. This three-round series features limited runs for each new design release, with a total maximum mintage of 10,000 rounds per design. The rounds are sequentially numbered and feature 1 Troy oz. of .999 pure silver.
Your T.I.M.E. Series silver round bears a proof-like finish on both surfaces, which means that although they do not feature the full visual elements of a proof, the rounds have frosted design elements working in concert with deeply-mirrored effects. In the case of these T.I.M.E. Series rounds, you’ll notice a frosted relief on the design sets and the rim of the coin, as well as a deeply-mirrored visual effect on the background field.
All T.I.M.E. Series silver rounds ship to you individually with an air-tight plastic capsule that protects the condition of your coin against human handling and the elements of time, such as humidity.
Each of the TIME Series Silver Rounds was produced in collaboration with Chautauqua Silver Works. The private facility was founded in Western New York by Ron Kinney. Chautauqua Silver Works is responsible for the design of each round, with North American Mint providing the production capacity for the series.
Designs in the T.I.M.E. Series
To date, there only two of the three releases in the series are available for purchase from JM Bullion. Each design takes a different approach to scaling down the concept of the passage of time so that people can better contemplate it. The first release was known as Shifting Gears, while the second took a more morose look at time and life with the Grain of Sand Proof. Details on both designs are included below:
- Shifting Gears Proof: The first in the series, on the obverse face is the image of a number of interlocking gears. As each individual wheel spins in a series of gears, it impacts and turns another gear. This plays out on the obverse, along with the patent date of “1 Dec 1945” for shifting gears, which is engraved above the gears. Along the top and bottom of the outer rim is the engraving “Shifting Gears on the Perception of Time.”
- A Grain of Sand Proof: the obverse side of the 1 oz Silver TIME Series A Grain of Sand Round you’ll find the hourglass design. The most shocking part of the imagery is the open grave the sand empties out of the hourglass into. If you look closely you’ll see the name “Avery Bawdy,” or everybody, on the headstone of the grave site.
Both releases to date feature the same exact reverse design. Included on the reverse of the round includes the Chautauqua Silver Works name along the top, with the unique engraving of “One More Ounce – One Less Fetter” on the bottom. In the middle of the round’s bullseye design on this face is the weight, purity, and metal content of the round, along with the word “Bullseye” and the periodic number and symbol for Silver (AG 47).
About the North American Mint
The North American Mint is located in Rochester, New York, and was founded in 1986 by William J. LaMere Sr. Prior to the founding of the North American Mint, LaMere Sr. had worked with the largest medal arts business in the country, and brought his own expertise and care to the refining of silver products with the opening of the mint.
Today, the North American Mint continues to produce silver precious metals with the finest quality blends of artistry and technical skill. William J. LaMere Jr. now runs the North American Mint with his brothers Brad and Michael, leading the crafting of privately minted coins, rounds, medallions, bullion and foil stamp products.
Purchasing North American Mint Products from JM Bullion
When you’ve found the North American Mint silver rounds that attract you the most to its design, JM Bullion makes it easy to complete your purchase from our online catalog. We accept a wide variety of payment methods to streamline the purchasing process, fulfill orders quickly, and offer free shipping so you can get your products as affordably as possible.
JM Bullion accepts credit and debit card purchases from Visa and MasterCard users. The average credit/debit card transaction processes within one business day, and has a $100 minimum. Paper checks offer higher minimum and maximum purchase amounts than credit/debit cards, but also take 4 to 6 business days to process.
Bank wire transfer and Pay Pal fund transfers are our most flexible payment methods. These options offer immediate processing of your payment and come with the highest maximums we offer. Once your payment has processed with any form, we release your products to our shipping queue.
As soon as your products are fulfilled, they are boxed in discreet packaging and handed off to either the United States Postal Service or UPS for shipping. JM Bullion is happy to offer you free standard shipping and insurance with your purchase of North American Mint silver rounds. If your packages are lost or stolen, we’ll work to secure replacements, find your missing products, or arrange for a refund of your purchase price.
For additional information on available North American Mint Silver Rounds from JM Bullion, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service department. You can reach us on the phone at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live chat, or email us directly.