Welcome to Silverbug Island Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
If you’re having a hard time finding the right silver bullion coins for your collection, or simply cannot afford the higher premiums over the spot price associated with many of these programs, you’re in luck! There are a vast array of silver rounds available on the market today that bring greater diversity to the overall precious metals marketplace.
Among the most popular silver rounds are those from the Silverbugs community on Reddit. What makes these rounds, from various series, so popular is the fact that silver enthusiasts such as those who regularly shop on JM Bullion, are the ones developing the concepts behind these designs for collectors.
There are two ongoing series of silver rounds inspired and created by the Silverbugs, with the larger of the two being the Welcome to Silverbug Island collection. This series includes eight different rounds with new designs on the obverse of each release. Go deeper into the Silverbug Island silver rounds in the paragraphs below.
Who are the Silverbugs?
The Silverbug Reddit community is an online group of silver enthusiasts. As devout collectors of and investors in all-things silver, the Silverbugs use a Reddit community group to share information on silver round, coin, and bar releases, and even provide their own user reviews of authorized dealers and sovereign mints alike. The Silverbugs created the concepts and contributed to the imagery of all the silver rounds that bear their name, and worked with private mints and artists to bring each design to live on a brilliant silver round.
Background on Silverbug Island Silver Rounds
Following the immense success of the Fairy Series and the solo release of the Robobug, the Silverbug community commissioned an exciting new series of eight silver rounds in the Welcome to Silverbug Island series. The North American Mint would again use lower mintages for these coins, and for the first time introduced different finishes to Silverbug products, starting with a proof-like version for the second design in this series of 2016 releases.
First up was the release of the 1 oz Finding Silverbug Island Silver Round in 2015. The design features of this first release in the new series included:
- On the obverse face of the round is an intricate pirate-themed design. A cloudy sky features a compass in the background, while a pirate ship with “In Silver We Trust” on its sails floats in the shallow waters just off shore from an island. On the small plot of sand, an open treasure rests next to an X in the sand with the engraving of “2015,” the round’s year of issue.
- The reverse of the 1 oz Finding Silverbug Island Silver Round features a pirate ship with no sails that has run aground on an island of coins. The phrase “Welcome to Silverbug Island” is engraved above, while the weight, purity, and metal content of the round are engraved below.
In the second design released for the Welcome to Silverbug Island Series, the formidable kraken made an appearance on the silver rounds from the North American Mint. These silver rounds were available in a standard 1 oz Proof and a 1 oz Proof-Like version with the following design features for both versions:
- On the obverse of thesesilver rounds you’ll find the image of a kraken as it emerges from the depths to destroy a pirate galleon. The beast’s body alone is the size of the ship, and its tentacles are large enough to engulf the ship and capture a silver chest in the foreground of the design. The reverse features the common design theme used on all of the Welcome to Silverbug Island rounds. In this design you’ll see a pirate ship crashed on an island of silver coins, with an open chest of riches in the foreground. The engraving of the series’ name and the weight, metal content, and purity of the round are featured on this side.
Currently, the third release in the series is available for purchase as well from JM Bullion. For the third release in the Welcome to Silverbug Island series, the creative minds in the Silverbug community went under the surface of the ocean’s water to see what happens when sailors lose it all in search of silver and other precious metals. Mermaids are mythical creatures said to be half-human, and half-fish. They are capable of living under the oceans and seas without needing air to breath, and have (in many cases) the ability to communicate with humans.
The design features of the 1 oz Silverbug Mermaid Silver Round include the following elements:
- The obverse side of the 2016 1 oz Silverbug Mermaid Silver Round features a mermaid swimming beneath the depths, exploring the contents of a shipwreck. In the background you’ll notice a ship no doubt destroyed by the kraken and sent to Davey Jones’s locker. As dolphins look on in amazement, the mermaid opens a chest full of silver coins.
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 medallic 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.
Purchase Welcome to Silverbug Island Rounds from JM Bullion
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