With precious metal prices riding a high in the midst of ongoing economic certainty in the 21st century, there have been a number of private mints in the United States that have either expanded their portfolio of offerings for investors and collectors, or opened their doors for the first time. One of the more exciting new mints in the US is Monarch Precious Metals.
Located in Oregon, this private minting facility produces some of the most unique products you’ll find on the market today. All Monarch products are struck using hand-poured techniques and feature hand-stamped engravings. Rustic and traditional are the name of the game at Monarch Precious Metals, and their vast selection of silver bars speaks volumes about the diversity of its catalog. Now, many of the Monarch Precious Metals silver bars you are looking for are available from JM Bullion.
Monarch Precious Metals originally focused on the production of silver bars that had simple design sets, hand-stamped engravings, and rustic forms. These bars came in a variety of shapes that were determined, in some part, by the molds in use at the time by the refinery and the weight of the specific product.
Among the offerings from Monarch in this category at the moment are the 1 oz Monarch Hand-Poured Silver Bar, the 50 Gram Monarch Hand-Poured Silver Bar, and the 2 oz Monarch Hand-Poured Silver Bars. Each one of these bars has a different shape than the next. The 1 oz features a standard rectangular shape, while the 50 Gram (1.6 Troy oz) bar is square and the 2 oz bar has a tombstone shape.
These original offerings from the mint feature common design elements that are shared by almost every bar produced at Monarch. Each one has a minimum fineness of .999 pure silver, hand-poured form, and hand-stamped engravings. Details on the individual bars are as follows:
These bars all have the standard, simplistic designs of most Monarch Precious Metal silver bars. You’ll find no engravings or other design features on the reverse side of these bars. They generally ship in protective plastic for individual bars.
When it comes to purchasing silver bars solely for the purpose of investing in precious metals, loaf bars have been a preferred vehicle for thousands of years. Original silver and gold bar refining featured only minimal engravings on the bars and a loaf shape that was indicative of a less-civilized time in precious metal refining. Monarch Precious Metals is one of the few mints in the world to revive this classic design and appeal with its lineup of .999 pure silver loaf bars.
This is perhaps the most diverse single lineup from Monarch Precious Metals, boasting a weight that is affordable for any investor, regardless of wealth. Included in the traditional loaf bar lineup from Monarch are the following silver bars:
Like the smaller, traditional hand-poured bars, you’ll find no engravings on the reverse side of these bars. Unlike the smaller bars, many of these loaf bars have engravings arranged horizontally from left to right across the face of the bar. Also different from the smaller bars is the loaf design that gives these bars rounded edges and a narrow top than bottom base.
From time to time, Monarch Precious Metals will strike extremely unique silver bars that do not take a traditional shape one might expect to see. There are currently two examples of this design, which include a sheriff’s badge and the pirate-themed skull & crossbones design from Monarch. Details on these two popular bars include the following aspects:
These bars were some of the first from Monarch Precious Metals to feature engravings and/or design sets on both sides of the bar. While its standard bar designs are often regularly struck to meet demand, these unique bars were struck with limited numbers and individual serial numbers indicating each product’s place in the production process.
One of two all-new silver bar series available from Monarch Precious Metals is the Viking Silver Bar lineup. These silver bars celebrate the Viking warriors of Scandinavia who were among the first seafaring conquerors of the modern world. Between the 8th and 12th centuries these Germanic Norse warriors spread out from Scandinavia to all corners of the world, conquering, exploring, and trading as far away as the British Isles, Ireland, Norther Europe, Central Europe, Russia, and even the New World.
To date, there are two designs that have been released in the series. Each one features a different image of a Viking warrior, and bears some of the new hallmarks of Monarch Precious Metals silver bar production, such as flat, stackable forms. Details on the two designs available include:
This is the newest silver bar series available from Monarch, and it marks a departure from the traditional loaf bars produced at the mint. As of early 2016, investors can expect to see these stacker bars replace the production of loaf bars of the same weight as the refinery adjusts production to meet the demands of investors who prefer easily stacked and stored bars. Each one is still hand-poured and hand-stamped with a minimal .999 pure silver.
Currently there are just three weights available from Monarch Precious Metals in the new silver stacker series. These bars include the following:
Monarch Precious Metals was founded in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon in 2008. The mint was opened in response to the demand for silver and gold products in the midst of surging prices for various precious metals. More importantly, as a private mint Monarch fills a vital role in the precious metals industry.
While many sovereign mints produce the most in-demand products in the world in the form of gold and silver bullion coins, these aren’t always affordable for or available to all investors. These coins often come with much higher premiums over the spot price of gold or silver, and the limited mintages mean that even those who want to purchase them aren’t guaranteed a product.
Monarch Precious Metals creates demand for its products with unique, one-of-a-kind designs that originate from its hand-poured production processes and hand-stamped engravings. All of its products, gold and silver alike, have a minimum purity of .999 pure silver or gold.
If you’d like to purchase your own Monarch Precious Metal Silver bars from JM Bullion, all you need is a credit/debit card, checking account, or PayPal account. JM Bullion gladly accepts Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, with a one business day processing time standard. Paper checks are accepted, but please be aware they can take four to six business days to process.
For those who would like faster processing, bank wire transfers and PayPal transfers offer high maximum purchase amounts and instant processing. With these two methods, your products are released immediately to our fulfillment queue for shipping to your address. All JM Bullion shipments are sent in discreet packaging, carried by the US Postal Service or UPS, and covered by insurance.
Should your package become lost, stolen, or suffer damage during transit, we’ll work to repair the issue. We work with carriers to recover lost items, and attempt to replace lost, stolen, or damaged shipments with replacement products. However, many of our product lines often sellout quickly. In this event, you’ll receive a refund of your purchase price.
Please feel free to contact JM Bullion with any questions you have about Monarch Precious Metal Silver Bars. You can reach one of our team members on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, or via our email address.