Copper isnt generally classified among the other precious metals of the world, such as gold, silver, and platinum. However, recent years have seen copper prices surge and demand for the rust-colored metal soar. Today it offers a strong investment option for those looking to diversify their precious metal holdings. The 5 oz Copper Bullion Cube is now available for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic.
- Cube shape with rough finish!
- Contains 5 AVDP oz of .999 pure copper.
- Engravings on top mimic Coppers square on the Periodic Table.
When it comes to classifying metals, copper is often viewed as more of an industrial commodity than it is a precious metal option. Copper is one of the few metals that naturally occurs in the Earths crust, and was first used by early humans as far back as 8,000 BC. The first use of the metal smelted into an ore occurred three thousand years later in 5,000 BC.
The name copper wasnt used by those early humans though, as it wasnt until the Roman era that an official name was assigned to the metal. Mined primarily from the island of Cyprus during this period, it was known as aes cyprium, or metal of Cyprus. Later on, this was corrupted into cuprum in Latin.
By the time other civilizations came to prominence following the fall of Rome, the word had been translated to copper in English, cuivre in French, Kupfer in German, and Koper in Dutch. Today, copper is not only used in numerous industrial applications (home electrical wiring and piping), but also serves as an essential piece of all living organisms daily life.
These 5 oz Copper Bullion Cubes contain 5 AVDP oz of pure copper, and make an excellent option for those looking alternatives to copper rounds and bars. Each one has a design on the top face of the cube that has been engraved with the full square and information from Coppers place on the Periodic Table of Elements.
Included in the design is the atomic number of copper, 29, along with its standard atomic weight of 63.546, and its listing of Cu from the table. Other markings include the weight in ounces, the name Copper, and the melting point in Celsius of copper.
Please direct your questions to JM Bullion customer service at 800-276-6508. You can also reach us on the web using our live chat and email features.