When it comes to investing in silver precious metal products, most investors and collectors first think of silver bullion coin collections from sovereign mints. These coins are often highly coveted for their government-backed silver content and the beauty of their designs, but the reality is that those mints no longer have the market cornered.
As the investing and collecting industry for silver and gold matures, more private mints are opening that offer a variety of silver precious metal options for numismatists. Among them, fractional silver rounds offer what is unquestionably the greatest value. Their smaller weights deliver low premiums over the spot price of silver, even compared to 1 oz silver rounds, and they boast many of the same designs you’ll find on those beloved silver bullion coins from sovereign mints.
JM Bullion is proud to offer a variety of Fractional Silver Rounds for investors looking to dip their toe in the market for the first time, as well as avid collectors who struggle find their favorite bullion coin designs in stock with sovereign mints. Explore our collection of Fractional Silver Rounds below, which are conveniently broken down by the offering mint.
Regardless of the mint lineup you are shopping at JM Bullion, you will find that there are a number of common designs available in fractional silver rounds. The most common, by far, are those designs reflective of historic US coins. Additionally, you will find that some of the mints issuing fractional silver rounds produce options that include a mint logo with simple design elements. Examples of common designs you will find include, but are not limited to, the following items:
Another of America’s many private mints, Monarch Precious Metals is one of the newer operators in this field. The mint opened in the Rogue Valley of southeastern Oregon in 2008. All of its products are produced with at least .999 pure silver or gold, and each uniquely designed product is hand-poured and hand-stamped for an ancient look and feel. Unlike most other private mints, Monarch does not replicate historic US coin designs in its silver rounds. Instead, it produces unique designs. For example, its Egyptian-themed fractional silver rounds often feature varying hieroglyphs alongside images of Ancient Egyptian deities, with each design purposely struck off center to ensure that no two silver rounds look exactly the same.
Located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Sunshine Minting opened operations in 1979 and is one of America’s greatest private mints. Sunshine Minting operates production facilities in Idaho and Nevada, with offices for sales and marketing in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Shanghai, China. In addition to producing its own silver rounds and silver bars, Sunshine Minting provides bullion-quality silver blanks to mints like the United States Mint to produce coins such as the American Silver Eagle.
Sunshine Minting is one of the many private mints producing its own branded fractional silver rounds. In this case, the design always features the Sunshine Minting eagle logo that showcases an eagle flying in front of the sun.
A family-owned private mint, the Golden State Mint was founded in 1974 and remains in the hands of its founding family to this day. The Golden State Mint is located in Central Florida and produces some of the most unique bullion products you’ll find, ranging from silver bars and silver rounds to copper and gold rounds. It also produces blanks for production in other custom minting operations.
The Highland Mint was founded in Melbourne, Florida, in the 1980s. Best known for the production of commemorative medals and officially licensed products for the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB, the Highland Mint also produces silver rounds with a variety of different designs.
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