Frank Frazetta Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
The variety and diversity of silver precious metal products available on the market today is growing exponentially. Mints and refineries that previously kept low profiles in the industry are ramping up production to answer the increasing demand for silver precious metal products. Among the many mints answering the call from investors and collectors for high quality, .999 purity or greater silver products is Osborne Precious Metals.
Located in the state of Ohio, Osborne Precious Metals has one of the richest histories in the United States. In 2016, the mint sent a number of impressive silver rounds to the market with brilliant designs, limited mintages, and .999 pure silver; all the factors necessary to drive both investors and collectors crazy in the pursuit of silver precious metals. Among those popular offerings are the collection of silver rounds honoring Frank Frazetta. Explore the Frank Frazetta Silver Rounds collection below.
About the Frank Frazetta Collection
One of the United States’ most recognizable science fiction and fantasy artists, Frank Frazetta created a variety of artworks for mediums ranging from comic books to the cover of fantasy novels. Frazetta is one of America’s most iconic science-fiction and fantasy artists. Throughout his life he worked with directors and producers such as George Lucas and Clint Eastwood to create some of the iconic character images you’ve seen in film and writing in the 20th century.
In early 2016, Osborne Precious Metals struck and released series of different designs across six product offerings. The designs represented Frazetta’s most famous works. Each was recreated painstakingly by Italian sculptor Luigi Badia and authorized for creation by Frank Frazetta Jr.
All of the Frank Frazetta Silver Rounds are available in two different weights and two different finishes. These include two 1 oz offerings, in proof and antique, with mintage figures of 10,000 for the standard proof and 1,000 for the antique. There is also a 5 oz proof round in each release with a mintage of 2,000 rounds. This applies to all of the designs in the Frank Frazetta Silver Round collection.
Additionally, you’ll find the same reverse design set on all of the releases in the Frank Frazetta Silver Round collection. The reverse bears the image of Frazetta from the 1940s, a small depiction of Frank Jr’s Seal of Authenticity.
For the antique issues in each design, Osborne Precious Metals has included a unique antiquing to the round’s finish that adds a certain warmth to the appearance of the round’s finish and a subtle depth to the overall appearance of the design features. Rounds from each of the designs in the Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection arrived in plastic capsules and featured a Certificate of Authenticity. Each of the rounds also had unique edge lettering that featured an individual serial number to coincide with the number featured on the Certificate of Authenticity.
Silver Warrior Silver Round
First up was the Silver Warrior design. The Silver Warrior was Frank’s first, and most popular, major design. It was used as the cover art for the paperback release of the “Conan the Barbarian” adventure tale. His design not only catapulted his career to new heights, it also changed the face of the sword and sorcery genre.
The obverse side of each silver round features the imposing Silver Warrior. The massive, muscular warrior is shown riding his sled, holding a gigantic sword in one hand and the reins of the team of bears driving the sled in the other.
Death Dealer Silver Round
The Death Dealer is without question one of Frazetta’s greatest designs from a career that covered several decades in the mid and late 20th century. His Death Dealer design came from a 1973 fantasy painting. It was first used publicly on the cover of Molly Hatchet’s first album, and has since been adopted by countless groups, including the United States Army’s III Corp.
Death Dealer is a foreboding image of a warrior mounted on a massive horse, wearing a horned helmet and full body armor. He holds a gigantic shield in his left hand and a bloodied axe in his right. His face is obscured by the shadows of the helmet he wears. On the obverse of these rounds you’ll find Luigi Badia’s recreation of Frazetta’s original Death Dealer. The fearsome iron-clad warrior is depicted on horseback, wearing a horned helmet that obscures his face, holding a long shield in his left hand, and wielding a blood-covered axe in his right hand.
Barbarian Silver Round
The Barbarian design is the third release, following his immensely popular Death Dealer and Silver Warrior designs. Each round in the series has a common reverse design honoring the man himself, Frank Frazetta.
On the obverse is the image of The Barbarian, as created by Frazetta. It is considered by many to be the quintessential illustration of Conan the Barbarian from the sword and sorcery genre. The Barbarian is depicted in almost a humble stance, his muscular physique at rest, his face sullen, and his eyes looking down as he holds one sword in each hand.
Background on Osborne Precious Metals
Osborne Precious Metals is the oldest private mint in the United States, and it can trace its roots back to 1835. At the time of the mint’s founding, Andrew Jackson was in the White House and there was not a singular legal tender banknote in circulation in the US. In fact, it would be another 30 years following the founding of Osborne Precious Metals until legal tender US banknotes were the only ones accepted in the country.
Today, Osborne Precious Metals is still located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has gone through a number of name changes and iterations in its time. It produces a variety of silver, gold, and copper products for private entities.
Buying Frank Frazetta Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
When you’re ready to purchase your Frank Frazetta Silver Rounds from the JM Bullion catalog, you’ll find numerous payment options available to you. JM Bullion proudly accepts Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, paper checks, PayPal transfers, and bank wire transfers.
Paper checks come with the benefit of a 4% discount compared to credit/debit cards and high maximum purchases, but take four to six business days to process. Credit/debit card purchases clear in one business day on average. Bank wire and PayPal transfers clear processing instantly, releasing your purchase to our fulfillment queue.
All JM Bullion products come with free standard shipping and insurance. You do have the option to select expedited shipping for an additional fee. Each product is shipped in discreet packaging via the US Postal Service or UPS. If your shipment is lost or stolen, JM Bullion will work to replace your products, or if supplies are exhausted provide you with a full refund of your purchase price.
Please contact JM Bullion associates with questions about Frank Frazetta Silver Rounds. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, connect with us online using our live chat, or email us.