The latest release in the highly coveted Welcome to Silverbug Island series from the Silverbugs and North American Mint is now available. Many creatures of the sea and pirate life have appeared on Silverbug rounds, and now the mermaid makes its initial appearance. Today, the 2016 1 oz Antique Finish Silverbug Mermaid Silver Round is available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the round.
- 3rd release in Welcome to Silverbug Island.
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 rounds.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in Antique finish.
- Obverse features the image of the mermaid.
- Reverse bears the common design theme for the series.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Antique Finish Silverbug Mermaid Silver Rounds in this product listing has a brilliant antique finish. This visual finish is achieved through the application of chemical treatments to the rounds, giving them a subtle warmth and depth for the design.
The Welcome to Silverbug Island series of silver rounds marks the second major silver round series inspired by the members of the Silverbug community on Reddit. The first focused on the silver fairy, and this series will features eight rounds in total before it is finished. Each design comes from members of the Reddit community who submit potential designs for use on the rounds.
On the obverse of the 2016 1 oz Silverbug Mermaid Silver Round is the image of a mermaid exploring the wreck of the ship taken down by the kraken in the second release of the series. The chest of silver coins she finds has an engraving that reads Hold It, Own It on the front. Only the year of issue is engraved on this side.
The reverse includes the common design theme for all eight rounds in this release. It focuses on an island of silver coins protruding from the sea. While the bow of one ship is barely visible, sunken off the island, another ship is wrecked in the foreground on a smaller island of silver coins. Engravings identify the coins series name, as well as the weight, purity, and metal content.
North American Mint is the production partner for the Welcome to Silverbug Island series of silver rounds. A privately owned mint, North American Mint is located in Rochester, New York and is a family-owned and operated entity.
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