One of America’s four major sports, basketball is beloved from youth leagues through NCAA and on up to the National Basketball Association. From March Madness to The Finals in late June, basketball enthralls sports fans for nine months each year. Monarch Precious Metals now makes the 2017 1 oz Monarch Domed Basketball Silver Round available for purchase, and you can get yours online from JM Bullion.
- Available in protective plastic flip.
- All-new release in the domed round collection of MPM.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Reverse features a curved, round basketball that jumps off the design field.
- Obverse has a concave image of a player soaring to dunk the ball.
Each individual silver die is hand-fed into the press at Monarch Precious Metals and struck three times to create the 3D surface of the reverse, as well as the fine details of both sides. The 3D structure of the silver rounds rises roughly .25 inches high.
Basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School, better known as the YMCA. Naismith wrote the rules of the game himself, even hanging the first peach basket used as a hoop in a gymnasium.
Dr. Naismith was instrumental in the spread of basketball across the US and Canada, beyond the walls of local YMCAs. He went on to become the first coach of the University of Kansas basketball team, where he led the team for six years and helped establish a program that is among the most iconic and elite in NCAA history.
On the Reverse side of the round is the convex image of a basketball. The 3D, domed appearance gives the viewer the impression of a basketball bouncing up at them, complete with matte finishes on the ball panels and mirrored finishes on the seamlines.
The obverse face of the round has a concave design that depicts the image of a player rising high to dunk the ball in the hoop during the course of play. Engravings include the weight, purity, and metal content of the round, as well as a striking of the year of issue and the Monarch Precious Metals mint mark.
Monarch Precious Metals was founded in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon in 2008. Aside from these new silver rounds, it produces silver and gold bars with minimum fineness of .999 and uses hand-poured techniques in all of its bar production.
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