The Somalia African Wildlife Series debuted in 2004 with only the African elephant design representing the series. Over the course of 15 years, that collection has grown in popularity and variety. Now, there is a second option for fans of Somalia Silver African Wildlife coinage following the 2018 introduction of the Somalia Silver Leopard coins. Today, 2019 1 oz Somalia Si... Read More
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The Perth Mint’s Australian Animal-themed silver bullion coin programs are among the most coveted in the world today. These iconic coins feature creatures you’ll only find natively inhabiting the Australian continent, and form the backbone of Perth Mint’s annual release programs. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin is available to purchase from J... Read More
The Perth Mint’s release of the Lunar Series II coins includes primary options in the form of gold and silver bullion coins. However, within this issue, there are a variety of different coins to choose from that include proof releases, colorized coins, and gilded options. Right now, 2019 1 oz Australian Silver Pig Gilded Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bul... Read More
The Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint in Australia are among the most popular, fastest selling products in the modern precious metals marketplace. Each year a new design is released in various versions, including a brilliantly finished gilded coin. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Monkey coin is available with a BU grade from JM Bullion. Coin Highlight... Read More
The year 2016 marked the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and mints around the globe have joined in the celebration of this event. The pearl series of lunar-themed coins takes a different approach to the design of lunar themes, while still focusing on the given representative animal for each of the 12 birth years in the Zodiac. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Pro... Read More
The Perth Mint in Australia is well-known around the globe for the purity of its bullion coins and brilliance of design. One of the most popular products from the mint are its Lunar Series II coins. Honoring the animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, these coins have new images every year on the reverse. Right now, JM Bullion offers the 2015 1 oz Australian Silver Goat Coi... Read More
Limited Mintage of 5,000 Coins! This 2014 1 oz Australian Silver Koala Coin from the Perth Mint is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and contains a 24k gold gilded finish on the reverse. Each coin weighs 1 troy ounce and has been minted with .999 pure silver. These coins will ship in their original Perth Mint packaging which includes a display box. The Pe... Read More
The latest release in the Perth Mint's Lunar Series II collection the Year of the Rooster coin, and it’s available once again in both silver and gold, with bullion and proof versions. The Perth Mint also releases limited-issue proof coin sets for each of its Lunar Series II releases. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster 4-Coin Type Set Collection is availab... Read More
The Perth Mint has taken great strides to diversify its Lunar Series II coins, creating immense demand and popularity for its products. The 2016 Australian Silver Monkey coin is available in a variety of weights and versions, and in this product listing you can purchase a collectible set that includes four total coins from each of the versions. The 2016 1 oz Australian Sil... Read More
The 1 oz silver for sale in the new World’s Wildlife Series for the Democratic Republic of Congo is available with three primary options in the debut release. Featuring a giraffe on the reverse, these new coins come with a standard bullion option, a colorized bullion coin, and these gilded bullion coins as additional investment options or collect... Read More
The Australian Silver Kangaroo will forever be remembered as the first-ever .9999 pure silver bullion coin from the Perth Mint. Introduced in 2016, it came along after the 1990 release of the Australian Silver Kookaburra and 2007 release of the Australian Silver Koala, but it beat its predecessors to the punch in delivering .9999 pure silver in an annual-release coin. Righ... Read More
There are a lot of choices out there for silver buyers today. Silver coins alone offer both bullion and proof choices for investors and collectors, not to mention the lure of silver bullion bars and limited-issue, hand-poured silver bars. Among the many options you’ll find when buying silver are gilded silver coins. A unique twist on silver bullion coins, gilded silver coins are more readily available than you might think.
The first thing to keep in mind regarding gilded silver coins is their origins. The vast majority of gilded silver coins available on the market today were produced at a separate mint from the facility which added the gilded finish. Very few, if any, major minting operations gild their own silver coins. This is typically done by a third-party, authorized dealer as a means of creating collectible demand for their overstock silver bullion coins.
There are no major coin programs in circulation at the moment that consist of proof gilded silver coins. Rather, as mentioned above, the coins are popular silver bullion coins which authorized dealers have committed a portion of their stock to transform into gilded silver coins. Common examples of gilded silver coins include the Royal Canadian Mint’s Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, the United States Mint’s American Silver Eagle, and the Chinese Mint’s Chinese Silver Panda.
Gilded silver coins are created by adding a layer of 24-karat gold to the surface of the coin. This is typically done by applying a thin layer of 24-karat gold to the design elements on one side of the coin only. For example, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf gilded coin features the layer of gold on the reverse design of the sugar maple leaf only. The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse is never gilded.
The process of applying this layer of 24-karat gold does not damage the original .999 or .9999 pure silver content of the coins in question. More importantly, the addition of the gold is not significant enough in volume to alter the inherent metallic value of the coin. Instead, the goal is to produce a silver coin for purchase that has the added beauty of gold, offering the two favored precious metals of investors and collectors. Gilded coins are typically coveted by collectors more than investors as there is no added value to the coins.
As mentioned above, the major of gilded silver coins come from major bullion coin programs. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following coins:
Our catalog of silver for sale regularly includes gilded silver coins. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about availability or the purchasing process. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.