There is little question about the popularity of 1 oz silver products. Purchasing bars, rounds, and coins in 1 oz weights offer affordable prices, easy storage and movement of your investment products, and endless options. Whether you’re looking for silver rounds or bullion coins and bars, JM Bullion offers a wide variety of 1 oz silver products.
You’ll find a number of popular 1 oz silver coins available from sovereign mints around the globe, as well as a handful of privately-owned facilities contracted to produce commemorative coins for smaller nations. JM Bullion proudly carries some of the most in-demand coins, and these include the following products.
The official silver bullion coin of the United States, the American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 in bullion and proof versions. On the obverse side of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design, originally featured on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. The reverse bears the design of a heraldic eagle created by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti.
American Silver Eagle coins are currently available only in a 1 oz weight, with bullion, proof, and burnished versions produced by the US Mint each year. The American Silver Eagle is arguably the most popular coin in the world, with 44 million units sold in 2014 alone.
The sugar maple leaf is so embedded in Canadian society that it features proudly on the national flag and has been adopted by countless professional sports teams as a primary logo. The Royal Canadian Mint produces the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf annually as the official silver bullion coin of the nation. On the reverse side is the image of a solitary sugar maple leaf, and includes 1 oz of .9999 pure silver, making it one of the purest sovereign bullion coins.
On the obverse is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. These coins have a face value of $5 (CAD) and are produced annually by the Royal Canadian Mint in bullion and proof versions.
The official sovereign coin of Mexico, the Mexican Silver Libertad was introduced in 1982 by the Mexican Mint. The oldest operating facility in the Western Hemisphere, the Mexican Silver Libertad was first introduced with images identical to the original gold Centenario coin. In 2000, the Mexican Silver Libertad was updated to feature refined images of Winged Victory and the Mexican coat of arms.
Mexican Silver Libertad coins originated as 1 oz bullion coin in 1982, and expanded to include a proof coin with regular production in 1986. The 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad features .999 pure silver, and is the only sovereign bullion coin in the world produced without a face value. The Mexican Mint and Banco de Mexico have a floating value for the Libertad.
A sovereign coin has been produced in the United Kingdom since 886 when the London Mint was founded. Originally, sovereign was a term reserved for coins in the United Kingdom that featured a profile portrait of the country’s sovereign (king or queen). Today, sovereign is often used to refer to the British Silver Britannia as well. The Silver Britannia was introduced in 1997 following a decade of production for the gold version.
The British Silver Britannia is only produced in a 1 oz weight. It was struck with .958 pure silver from 1997 to 2012, at which point the purity was increased to .999. Face value of the coin is listed in Great British Pounds (£). On the reverse side of each Britannia is an image of the Roman deity whose name became associated with both the British people and the British Isles themselves. The obverse bears the depiction of Queen Elizabeth II as created by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Armenian Silver Noah’s Ark is one of the few, official bullion coins of a nation produced outside the nation of issue. Struck by Germany’s Geiger Edelmetalle, these beautiful coins boast .999 pure silver and a face value of 500 Drams. On the reverse of each coin is a depiction of Noah’s Ark as it rests atop the flood waters sent by God to cleanse the world. In the foreground, a dove flies into view with an olive branch in its beak, while Mount Ararat rises to the horizon in the background as the sun peeks over its peaks.
Part of the African Wildlife Series, the Somalian Silver Elephant coin is one of the more interesting silver bullion programs in the world. The .999 purity of the silver and the changing designs from one year to the next generate immense demand among investors and collectors alike, but officials differ on the status of the coin as legal tender in Somalia. Each coin bears a face value of 100 Shillings, but the head of Somalia’s Central Bank insists Germany’s Bavarian State Mint has no authority to produce the coins as an official bullion product for the nation.
In any event, these coins were introduced in 2004. A new obverse design is featured each year, and includes the African elephant in its natural environment on the African continent. Creating even more demand for these coins is the fact that the Bavarian State Mint often tightly restricts mintage.
Australia’s Perth Mint produces some of the finest 1 oz. bullion coins available to investors in the market today. Options from the Perth Mint include, but are not limited to, the following in-demand 1 oz. coins:
The New Zealand Mint, a privately-owned facility in Auckland, is not the sovereign mint of New Zealand. However, it does serve as the primary coinage facility for numerous small nations in the South Pacific. Its popular Hawksbill Turtle 1 oz coin features a new depiction of the famous sea turtle on its reverse every year, with Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The Hawksbill is a native species to the region that frequently travels between the shores of New Zealand, Fiji, and the Cook Islands during its mating season. These popular coins have $1 face values for varying nations, and boast a purity of .999 silver.
Mints around the globe produce minted ingot silver bars in the popular 1 oz weight on an annual basis. Some of these bars feature complex and ornate designs, while others simply bear the brand and logo of a particular mint and are geared toward investors. There are countless options for you to choose from when looking for 1 oz silver bars.
The world’s leading bullion brand produces both a PAMP branded 1 oz silver bar with simplistic design features, as well as its popular Fortuna Silver Bar series in a 1 oz weight. The Fortuna bar includes a left-profile depiction of the Roman goddess on the obverse, with the PAMP logo on the reverse.
PAMP also offers 1 oz silver bars in its Lunar Bar series. To date these include 1 oz silver bars for the Year of the Dragon, Year of the Horse, Year of the Snake, and Year of the Goat. Each of these bars features an obverse design representative of the animal and year on the Chinese Lunar Calendar during the year of minting.
A private mint based in Winchester, Indiana, SilverTowne Mint’s most popular 1 oz silver bar is the Prospector Silver Bar. It features the company’s famous prospector logo on the obverse, with the company name and the bar’s weight, purity, and metal content on the reverse.
The Sunshine Mint is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and is a privately-owned entity with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Shanghai, China. The most popular bar recently produced by Sunshine Mint is the American Flag 1 oz Silver Bar. Shaped like an American flag blowing in the breeze, the bar features a stunning depiction of the Stars and Stripes with alternating frosted and mirror-like finishes on the stripes of the flag.
For investors looking to purchase silver for more affordable prices, 1 oz silver rounds offer the perfect alternative to more expensive sovereign bullion coins and certain 1 oz silver bar programs. There are numerous private mints producing 1 oz silver rounds for investors and collectors. Like the silver bars mentioned above, some feature simple designs that include a mint logo, while others resurrect historic currency designs.
Like many other private US mints, Sunshine Mint produces 1 oz silver rounds featuring the Buffalo Nickel and Morgan Silver Dollar designs from American coinage history. The Buffalo Nickel was designed by James Earle Fraser in 1913, and remained in production on five-cent pieces through 1938. The Morgan Silver Dollar ended a five-year hiatus in silver coining in America when it was introduced in 1878. Designed by George T. Morgan, the Morgan Silver Dollar was produced through 1904. Both designs are available on 1 oz Silver Rounds from Sunshine Mint.
This is one of the more unique products from SilverTowne Mint. The 1 oz SilverTowne Prospector round features a stackable design. The obverse image is the Prospector as found on 1 oz silver bars, but the outer ridge features alternating raised and stamped finishes that allow the 1 oz Silver Rounds to be easily stacked without toppling over. Adding to the brilliance of the design, the alternative design of the lip features frosted and mirror-like finishes.
America’s largest private refinery on the West Coast produces 1 oz silver rounds bearing the Buffalo Nickel, Morgan Silver Dollar, and Walking Liberty designs. The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was created by Adolph A. Weinman and in circulation from 1916 to 1948. Not only does these three images appear on the obverse side of 1 oz silver rounds from the Great American Mint, they are also used on unique Silver Round Bars. In this case, the obverse of the popular silver round is inset within the surface of a 1 troy oz silver bar produced at Great American Mint.
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