Collection of 1 oz Silver Rounds at JM Bullion
For those buying silver, there are a lot of options out there to choose from when shopping. One of the most popular options available are silver rounds, which come in a variety of weights and styles. The most common among these are 1 oz silver rounds, offering impressive finishes and incredible variety. You can learn more about our variety of silver rounds in this weight by browsing the paragraphs below!
Low-Mintage, Collectible Silver Rounds
One thing that makes 1 oz silver rounds so popular is the collectible aspect of many programs. A number of different mints offer low-mintage silver round collections. These types of rounds have unique designs that are offered only for as long as silver rounds are still available. Once sold out, these designs are not issued again. Further, the types of rounds available include proof, colorized, and antique options. The following are just a few examples of recent, popular 1 oz silver round collections:
- Alphonse Mucha Collection: From the Anonymous Mint, the Alphonse Mucha Collection catalogs six of the most beautiful designs the art nouveau founder created. The series features the images of the so-called Mucha Women, six gorgeous figures used in advertising and promotional works from 1890 to 1920.
- American Western Skulls Collection: Issued by the Osborne Mint, the American Western Skulls Collection features the deadly images of six different characters from the Wild West of America. Each of the 1 oz silver rounds is available as proof, colorized, and antique options.
- Amy Brown Collection: The Amy Brown Collection also comes from the Anonymous Mint and features six different fairy designs. Selected from a catalog of more than 2,000 works of art, the fairies in the Amy Brown Collection come on 1 oz silver rounds in proof, antique, and colorized options.
- Hobo Nickel Series: The Hobo Nickel Series debuted in 2016 with five designs and continued into 2017 with five more new designs. All of the designs in the series are unique twists on the Buffalo Nickel, a circulation US 5-cent piece from 1913 to 1938 which was popular among hobo artists of the era who would etch their own designs onto existing Buffalo Nickels.
- Norse God Series: The Norse God Series features the images of various Norse gods, each struck with an antique polish which brings out the intricate elements of the design field.
- Lisa Parker Collection: Introduced by the Anonymous Mint in 2019, the Lisa Parker Collection of silver rounds catalogs the works of British artist Lisa Parker. Her field of interest includes nature and wildlife with a mixture of the mystical realm in each of her designs. Originally working with oils, she now creates most of her works in watercolor. The Lisa Parker Collection offers some of the lowest mintage figures, with 1 oz Proof and 1 oz Proof Colorized rounds in the series boasting mintage caps of 750 rounds and just 250 rounds for the 1 oz antique!
Historic American Coin Designs on Silver Rounds
Various mints revive historic American coin designs on the surface of 1 oz silver rounds. Many of these designs were immensely popular in their day on circulation coins, but are no longer featured on coins used for commerce in the US. Some of these design elements feature on official bullion coins from the United States Mint, but not in their entirety. Mints such as SilverTowne, Sunshine Minting, and the Golden State Mint all produced rounds with historic coin designs which include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Morgan Silver Dollar: The Morgan Silver Dollar was issued by the United States Mint from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921. The Morgan design came from US Mint Engraver George T. Morgan. Anna Willis Williams was his inspiration for Lady Liberty’s effigy on the obverse and he created his own image of the bald eagle for the reverse.
- Buffalo Nickel: Designed by James Earle Fraser in 1913, the Buffalo Nickel reflected popular images of life on the American Plains. The obverse featured a right-profile portrait of a Native American, while the reverse included the image of an American bison, also known as the buffalo. Today, the American Gold Buffalo 24-karat gold coin from the US Mint features this same obverse design.
- Walking Liberty: Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, Walking Liberty is considered one of the two greatest Liberty images ever used on an American coin. Walking Liberty graced the obverse of the half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1948 and today features on the American Silver Eagle from the United States Mint.
- Winged Mercury: Also created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916, this design was actually known as Winged Liberty. However, Liberty’s similar appearance to the Roman messenger god Mercury earned the coin the popular name Winged Mercury. This design was on the US dime from 1916 to 1945, when it was replaced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s effigy.
- Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty: Widely viewed as the most popular Liberty design to feature on American coinage, Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty was created in 1907 and graced the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, and today is featured on the obverse of the American Gold Eagle at the United States Mint.
Stackable Silver Rounds
SilverTowne is a leading private mint in the United States, and it recently created a craze with its stackable 1 oz silver rounds. Available with various designs, including the Liberty Bell, Buffalo Nickel, Morgan Silver Dollar, and the mint’s very own Prospector logo, these stackable silver rounds feature design rims with alternating raised and lowered edges which interlock when stacked. This design feature enables you to easily, safely stack your silver rounds in storage without worry about any of them falling down.
Our Very Own Silver Round!
With our catalog growing and customer base expanding, JM Bullion offered something new for its valued customers. The 1 oz JM Bullion Silver Round was first issued in 2016 and has since been used as inspiration for a 10 oz silver bar and a newer 2 oz silver round. The obverse of the JM Bullion Silver Round includes our company logo, with a large “JM” and the word “Bullion” below the “M.” Around the outer edge are two centralized stars, with the word “999+ Fine Silver One Troy Ounce.”
The reverse of the 1 oz JM Bullion Silver Round includes the image of a powerful, stoic bald eagle. A half-circle of stars numbering 11 in total is set above the eagle, with the company logo again featured below the beak of the bird. The same engraving features are found around the outside rim. Additionally, all of the 1 oz JM Bullion Eagle Silver Rounds feature a reverse proof-like finish which brings deeply-mirrored, clear design elements and strong, frosted matte finishes on the background field.
Proof, Antique, and Colorized Explained
When you shop the silver for sale in silver round collections, you’re going to find a number of different versions available to purchase. These commonly include proof, antique, and colorized options. Here’s a brief breakdown of what you can expect visually in each:
- Proof: The most common version, proof silver rounds have frosted design elements overlaying background fields which are clear. Reverse proofs, when offered, provide a twist on this approach with mirrored, clear design elements and frosted background fields.
- Antique: Generally speaking, antique polishes are applied to add a unique visual aspect to rounds. In many cases, the goal is to create a silver round with the appeal and appearance of ancient coinage. Antique polishes have the added benefit of bringing to the forefront the intricate details of the design elements.
- Colorized: A colorized silver round includes a layer of colorized lacquer applied to certain design aspects on one or both sides of the round. While it does nothing to change the intrinsic value of the metal content in the round, it does add collectible appeal by bringing designs to life in new ways.
Buying 1 oz Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
If you’re ready to buy silver rounds, please don’t hesitate to reach out to JM Bullion with your questions. You can call us on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.