MK Barz is one of the market’s newest names in the precious metals industry. This private American mint fills that gap in the market that tends to attract a wider range of investors and collectors, primarily due to the variety of design and more affordable pricing of its products compared to sovereign mint issues.
While sovereign mints remain the standard-bearers, in many cases, for popular silver and gold programs, private mints are clawing out their own niche in the growing marketplace. The United States is home to the greatest concentration of private mints, each with expanding profiles that offer more to investors and collectors. Read on to learn more about MK Barz and the exciting variety of products now available from JM Bullion.
Piracy is often associated with the Caribbean Sea and the so-called Golden Age in the 17th and 18th centuries, but the reality is that pirates existed for centuries prior to that and continue to roam the seas today. These particular 3 oz MK Barz Pirate Silver Wafer Bars feature the first pirate design used by the mint. To date, three designs have been released that play on the pirate theme, but this first one focuses on one of the most common piracy images known to man.
On the obverse face of each wafer bar you’ll find the image of a pirate skull with bandana over the top, complete with crossing swords behind the skull. There are engravings on this face that include the bar’s metal content and purity, as well as the mint name.
Pirates first emerged in the form of French corsairs patrolling the waters of the Mediterranean Sea during the Middle Ages. Strapped by tough economic conditions of the era, these men would loot any ship, or opposing ships of the French crown during wartime, for loot and survival. The concept of piracy spread around the world in the following centuries.
If you're looking for unique, one-of-a-kind silver bars to invest in or add to your collection as a true conversation starter, MK Barz has the products you are looking for in the precious metals market. The 2 oz MK Barz Gun is a silver bar made from .999 pure silver. Each hand-poured bar replicates the appearance of an actual in a small, collectible silver bar.
On the obverse of each 2 oz MK Barz Silver Gun you'll find the image of a in silver bar form. It features the main design elements of a real gun, without any of the operating pieces of functions of a real gun.
The reverse of the Silver Gun bar you'll find a flat surface. Only the outline of the bar gives away the shape of a gun, with a matte finish and engravings that identify the mint, the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar.
Silver bars are the most common form of investment in silver precious metals. You’ll find silver bars in a wide variety of weights, sizes, and designs. In general, silver bars qualify as low premium silver products because most mints produce their silver bars with no specific quota impacting production. Most mints will strike bars to meet demand, making it easier to purchase silver bars at lower premiums.
As you shop around, you’ll find silver bars available in sizes ranging from as small as 1 Gram to as large as 1 Kilogram and 100 oz. The standard sizes you’ll find across most product lines include 1 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1 Kilo, and 100 oz. Keep in mind that the larger the size of the bar is you invest in, the lower the price per ounce you’ll be asked to pay.
For those who prefer the smaller size of a coin, but are interested more in low premium silver, rounds are the perfect fit. Silver rounds are like bars in the fact that they can be produced at very high mintages. Unlike a silver bar though, most mints produce silver rounds in 1 oz. varieties only, with a few mints opting to produce silver rounds in fractional weights, as well. Keep in mind though that silver rounds other than 1 oz varieties are few and far between generally speaking.
MK Barz was just recently established in Los Angeles, California in 2014. The company works to provide specialized, hand-poured silver bullion and American coinage to customers in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by a primary owner who has been grading and collection, as well as hoarding, American silver coins for more than 35 years. The co-owner of MK Barz grew up in a family that owned and operated a foundry over the course of 32 years, specifically focused on refining bronze statues and awards.
Today, the company provides a wide variety of products. Among its most popular are hand-poured bars and bullion, but it also custom stamps and makes other silver bars, rounds, hearts, hexagons, and just about any other shape collectors might be looking for on that special gift-giving occasion. JM Bullion is happy to carry the range of MK Barz products now in production from the private mint.
If you’re interested in purchasing products from the MK Barz collection on JM Bullion, you’ll have a variety of options for payment methods when browsing and purchasing from our online catalog. JM Bullion proudly accepts all major credit/debit cards, with the exception of American Express. Paper checks, bank wire transfers, and PayPal fund transfers are also accepted on JM Bullion.
Credit/debit cards take up to one business day to process, while bank wire and PayPal transfers often clear immediately. Paper checks take up to six business days to process. Once your payment has cleared, your products are sent to our fulfillment center for packaging and shipping.
JM Bullion offers free standard shipping and insurance on all products. Your products are packaged and shipped in discreet boxes, protecting the identity of the precious metals within. If you’d like expedited shipping, it is available at an additional cost. All packages ship via the US Postal Service or UPS. If your shipment is lost or stolen, we’ll work to provide you with a replacement product, recover your original shipment, or secure a refund of your original purchase price.