Silver rounds are a popular means of investing, and building a collector’s portfolio, for many numismatists. There are many reasons for the popularity of silver rounds. Viewed as a snapshot of the current economic climate, silver rounds are surging in popularity for the exact same reason as bullion coins such as the American Silver Eagle, Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, and Chinese Silver Panda: silver prices. While gold and platinum have shot to record highs at various points in recent years, silver prices are shrinking.
Lower silver prices push more investors into the marketplace. These individuals look to invest their hard-earned cash in silver now while prices are low, allowing them to purchase greater quantities of silver and hold onto those with the long-term goal of seeing silver prices rise. The greatest benefit that silver rounds have compared to popular bullion coins such as those mentioned above is the producer. Yes, coins from the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and Perth Mint (among others) are in high demand, and they are among the highest quality coins available today. However, there are two hurdles preventing average investors and new investors from getting into the market.
First, many of the sovereign coins released by these mints are restricted in production on one level or another. For example, Perth Mint coins such as the Australian Silver Kookaburra and Australian Silver Koala have limited mintages (usually maxed at 1 million) that restrict the amount available on an annual basis. In the case of the American Silver Eagle, the United States Mint strikes the coins to meet demand. However, the Mint has been forced to institute an allocation program restricting the volume at times to meet the immense demand for silver coins.
More importantly, the coins struck by these mints have higher premiums over the spot price of silver. The demand for these coins and the limited mintage of each leads to higher prices, making it difficult for collectors to regularly purchase the designs they covet and tougher for new investors to break into the market. If you’ve been considering the purchase of silver rounds as part of your investment portfolio or collection, browse the complete variety of JM Bullion silver rounds below.
Fractional-weight silver rounds are a relatively new development in the precious metals industry. As more investors and collectors flood the market, private mints have been diversifying their offerings to keep up with demand from investors and collectors of all wealth levels. There are a variety of offerings, which are broken down by mint examples below.
Without question, the products from Suns of Liberty Mint are the most unique silver rounds you’ll find on the market today. The term “round” is used in the industry to distinguish silver precious metal products that have the size and shape of sovereign mint products, but lack the government-backed purity and legal tender status of a coin. Suns of Liberty Mint decided to further twist the selection with the use of octagonal “rounds.”
Each SOLM Fractional Silver Round available from JM Bullion has 45-degree cutoff corners, giving them the appearance of a square at first, but with the added dimension of an eight-sided appearance. To date, there are two designs available from JM Bullion in the SOLM Fractional Silver Round collection:
For the first time, a private mint has refined a series of fractional silver rounds that are purposely struck with slight variations from one product to the next to ensure true uniqueness in each individual silver round.
Monarch Precious Metals purposely hand-stamped the designs on each round off center. This gives the coins a sense of old world charm and appearance, given the lack of precise coining presses prior to the modern era. To further enhance the appeal of these ½ oz rounds, Monarch applied an antiquing patina and anti-polish to give the coin’s a faded, centuries-old look.
The reverse side of the rounds features a scarab beetle in the center of the design, with an Eye of Horus found above it. Modern touches include the use of the Monarch Precious Metals logo, a crown formed by the letters “MPM,” and the engravings identifying the round’s weight, purity, and metal content.
On the obverse of each ½ oz Monarch Egyptian Silver Round is the image of an Egyptian mummy, captured in left-profile relief and surrounded by engravings and artwork commonly found in Egyptian tombs and artistry.
One of the most visible precious metal brands in the American landscape is Sunshine Mint. This company is the only private American mint to feature an overseas presence, with locations in China that expand its reach globally with greater ease. Sunshine is known for producing silver rounds that replicate the designs of famous American coinage, but its fractional lineup focuses more on the brand of the mint itself.
Each ½ oz Sunshine Mint Silver Round has been crafted by the Sunshine Mint who is well known throughout the industry for their design expertise and superior quality products. Like their 1 oz counterparts, the 1/2 oz rounds also carry competitive premiums over spot making them a favorable option to physical silver investors.
The 1/2 oz Sunshine Silver Round bears the same iconic design and unique security features as many of the mints other products. On the obverse side of the round is the image of an eagle soaring in front of the sun. Stamped around the image are the words “Sunshine Minting.” The reverse side of each round contains stamps denoting its silver purity (.999) and weight of 1/2 troy ounce. Also located on the reverse of the round is Sunshine’s unique security feature which can be validated by using a Sunshine decoder lens.
Finally, Highland Mint follows in the footsteps of many other private American mints with the release of silver rounds bearing iconic American coin designs from the early 20th century. What sets Highland Mint apart from the vast majority of the competition is the availability of these designs on fractional silver rounds. There are a total of three different historic US coin designs found on three different fractional silver round offerings from the Highland Mint, including classic designs such as the Buffalo Nickel, Walking Liberty Half Dollar, and Morgan Silver Dollar.
The collection of 1 oz silver rounds available on JM Bullion can easily be broken down into one of two categories: those with beautiful, unique designs and those which are mint-branded. If you’re interested purely in the silver content of the rounds you’re looking, then mint-branded silver rounds are an excellent option because supplies are often plentiful and the purity is guaranteed at .999 minimum fineness.
Among the most popular from JMBullion.com are the following:
Conversely, for the numismatist that has a hard time finding their favorite coin designs from popular bullion coin series, there is a 1 oz Silver Round available to meet your needs. Many of the most popular coin designs from the United States Mint, as well as innovative designs from some of the most highly regarded private mints in the country.
For example, the three most popular coin designs in American history were the Saint-Gaudens Liberty, Walking Liberty, and the Morgan Silver Dollar. Each of these coin designs are available on low-premium 1 oz silver rounds. The following is a complete list of available 1 oz. Silver Rounds with stunning designs:
We would be remiss if we didn’t highlight one of the finest silver rounds in our collection, the specially minted 1 oz. JM Bullion Silver Round. Products like the 1 oz JM Bullion Silver Round combine the benefit of unique designs found in silver rounds, and the unlimited mintages that keep availability high and prices low.
On the obverse of the 1 oz JM Bullion Silver Round you’ll find the JM Bullion logo, which includes larger “”JM”” letters with the word “”Bullion”” under the letter “”M.”” Above it you’ll find the engraving of “”999 Fine Silver,”” while below you’ll see “”One Troy Ounce.””
The reverse side of the 1 oz JM Bullion Silver Round you’ll find the image of a majestic American bald Eagle. The official emblem of the United States of America, the bald eagle was chosen as the nation’s symbol in 1792. The JM Bullion logo is also on this side of the round.
At JM Bullion, we are one of the largest authorized dealers in the United States of America. Located in Dallas, Texax, we are an authorized dealer of coins such as the American Silver Eagle, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, and gold and silver bars. This is the first-ever JM Bullion-branded product for the market.
Sunshine Mint of Couer d’Alene, Idaho is the production partner of JM Bullion. One of the most prominent private mints in the United States, Sunshine Mint has a rich history of striking silver rounds and bars.
Among the most popular weights for silver rounds are 2 oz Silver Rounds, which offer a pricing point very close to the affordable 1 oz products, but often come with larger surface areas that allow mints to get creative with the use of high-relief strikings with stunning proof and antique finishes. Below are a few of the popular examples of 2 oz silver rounds in our catalog at JM Bullion.
While some of the 2 oz silver rounds listed in the points below are part of a wider series from each respective mint, others are one-time issues that include our very own JM Bullion 2 oz Silver Round:
Like the selection of 2 oz silver rounds, 5 oz silver rounds are available in an increasingly impressive array of designs and finishes. It is impossible to completely catalog all of them in full detail, but in the following paragraphs you’ll learn more about some of the most popular collections available at the moment.
Beyond the now popular Hobo Nickel Series of 5 oz silver rounds, you’ll find a vast array of rounds now issued in this weight. Each one has the same .999 pure silver content of other 1 oz and 2 oz silver rounds, but offers the largest surface area you’ll find on products of this type to display beautiful and distinctive designs. Examples of other popular 5 oz silver rounds beyond the Hobo Nickels include:
There’s a lot of options for investors and collectors interested in silver rounds available from JM Bullion. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the silver rounds mentioned in the paragraphs above from 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 fulfilment center for packaging and shipping.
JM Bullion offers free standard shipping and insurance on all purchases over $99. 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.
If you have any further questions about these products, please contact JM Bullion. Our associates are available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, or via email.