Some of the most creative silver round designs you’ll find on the market right now come from Anonymous Mint. In most cases, Coin Creator Julie Lindquist is the mind behind the images used on Anonymous Mint programs. Among the most visible products available right now are the Medusa Silver Round and Blackbeard Silver Round Series.
For the Medusa Silver Rounds, Anonymous Mint developed four different versions of the round. The 1 oz version of the Medusa Silver Round was available in a Proof-Like finish with a maximum mintage of 2,000 rounds, along with a separate 1 oz Antique finish round. Both feature edge lettering, individual serial numbers, and Certificates of Authenticity.
The 5 oz series also features a Proof-Like round and an Antique finish round. As with the 1 oz. versions, these rounds included edge lettering, individual serial numbers, and a Certificate of Authenticity. The design on all four rounds in the series is the same for both the obverse and reverse:
Another recent release celebrates one of the most feared pirates of the Western world: Blackbeard. Also available in both a 1 oz and 5 oz weight, the Blackbeard Silver Rounds only featured an antique finish. Remembered through the ages as Blackbeard, the world’s most famous pirate was born in Bristol, England in 1680 as Edward Teach. He arrived in Jamaica as a member of the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Windsor and was known as Edward Thatch Jr.
From 1706 to 1716, it is believed Teach served as a sailor or privateer for the British during Queen Anne’s War. He eventually joined the crew of Benjamin Hornigold on the Bahamian island of New Providence. After serving with Hornigold for a year, Blackbeard set out on his own aboard a captured French merchant vessel he renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge. Details of the design include:
Monarch Precious Metals is one of the most unique private minting facilities in the United States. Opened in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, Monarch proudly hand-stamps and hand-pours all of its silver and gold products with a minimal fineness of .999 for both silver and gold products. Monarch is the production home of numerous, exciting silver round series.
In its all-new 2016 3D domed sports series, Monarch has released a total of two 3D domed silver rounds celebrating basketball and soccer. The basic elements of each round are the same, featuring a concave reverse side to the rounds and a 3D, ball-shaped side on the obverse that brings each sport’s ball to life. Specific design elements of the rounds are included below:
Another recent release from Monarch is the ½ oz Monarch Egyptian Round. This particularly unique product is guaranteed by Monarch not to be uniform across all the rounds. The rounds were 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. Design features of these rounds include:
Each of the TIME Series Silver Rounds was produced in collaboration with Chautauqua Silver Works. The private facility was founded in Western New York by Ron Kinney. Chautauqua Silver Works is responsible for the design of each round, with North American Mint providing the production capacity for the series. Designs available include the first two from the series, with the following details:
Both releases to date feature the same exact reverse design. Included on the reverse of the round includes the Chautauqua Silver Works name along the top, with the unique engraving of “One More Ounce – One Less Fetter” on the bottom. In the middle of the round’s bullseye design on this face is the weight, purity, and metal content of the round, along with the word “Bullseye” and the periodic number and symbol for Silver (AG 47).
The Kraken Silver Round series was developed in coordination with Coin Creator Julie Lindquist and Anonymous Mint. Lindquist and Anonymous partnered with North American Mint as the production facility for this exciting round series.
In the first release of the round series, a 1 Troy oz .999 pure silver round with a mirrored, proof-like finish was struck. This release had a maximum mintage of 3,000 rounds and was available with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and edge lettering that included the individual serial number.
Each Antique Kraken Silver Round had the same design on the obverse and reverse, edge lettering and individual serial numbers, and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Additionally, these rounds included 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver, but had an antique finish that added visual brilliance and subtle enhancement to the details of the round. Maximum mintage for this release was 2,000 rounds. Design features for this round release included:
Available in both 1 oz and 5 oz weights, the Antique Norse God Series of silver rounds from Osborne Precious Metals is a collaborative effort between the mint and Anonymous Mint. The series features five designs in total, each used twice on a 1 oz antique round and a separate 5 oz antique round. The program was developed by Coin Creator Julie Lindquist, with 3D sculptures from Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia. All of the designs are based upon the artwork of Howard David Johnson.
Each of the rounds in this Norse God Silver Series features one of the five main gods or goddesses of Norse mythology. All of the rounds have a distinct antique finish that adds subtle depth to the design and enhances the overall appearance with a warm visual appeal. The designs included in this series include the following:
The reverse of each of the Antique Norse God Silver Rounds you’ll find the same image, that of a Valkyrie. The Valkyrie were warrior maidens hand-chosen by Odin, Father of the Gods, and were tasked with riding their steeds in the skies above the battlefields of mankind. The Valkyrie would choose who lived and died. All of rounds in this series had a maximum mintage of just 2,000 rounds and ships in a display box that includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Next among the Osborne offerings is the Silver Hobo Nickel Round Series from Spanish master artisan Paolo Curcio, better known among carvers around the world as Mr. The. His designs revive the folk art of hobos traveling the rails and backroads of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The planned 5-round series features a variety of versions with each new release. For every round released in the series, Osborne Precious Metals struck a 1 oz Proof Hobo Nickel, 1 oz Antique Hobo Nickel, and a 5 oz Antique Hobo Nickel. Many of his designs are based upon historic US coin designs. All of the silver rounds are shipped in individual plastic capsules and include a Certificate of Authenticity. Edge lettering is included to identify the individual serial number of each round, with mintage figures as follows for each version:
For the first release in the 2016 Hobo Nickel Silver Round Series, Osborne Precious Metals struck Mr. The’s rendition of the Buffalo Nickel from James Earle Fraser. Below is information on all three rounds available currently:
Finally, the Osborne facility was behind the Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection. A well-known science fiction and fantasy artist, Frazetta’s estate released some of his most popular designs for use in the Legacy Collection from Osborne Precious Metals. His two most famous designs appear across a lineup that includes six rounds in total.
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 Silver Warrior was available in a 1 oz Antique Silver Proof, 1 oz Silver Proof, and 5 oz Silver Proof Round. Mintage for each was set at:
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. On the reverse side of the Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection Silver Warrior Round is a depiction of Frazetta. The younger portrait of Frazetta is accompanied by engravings of his full name, birth year, and death year. His son Frank Jr.’s Seal of Authenticity is also included on this face.
In the second release, Osborne Precious Metals celebrated another of Frazetta’s iconic designs. This particular design has experienced widespread use over the years. The Death Dealer design was created in 1973. It originally appeared on the album cover of Molly Hatchet’s first record release, and has since appeared on various posters, art works, and even the logo of the US Army’s III Corps.
The round featured the same availability, with a 1 oz Antique Silver, 1 oz Silver Proof, and 5 oz Silver Proof round. Mintages across the three options were the same:
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. The reverse of each Silver Proof Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection Death Dealer Round features a portrait of a younger Frank Frazetta, as well as engravings of his name, birth year, and death year.
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.
SilverTowne is a private minting facility that opened in 1949 under the guidance of Leon Hendrickson. What started as a small coin shop has today become one of the largest dealers of rare coins, modern coins, and precious metals. Located in Winchester, Indiana, the company now operates two retail departments under one roof. SilverTowne is known for producing popular silver rounds featuring the most popular historic US coin designs, as well as its own SilverTowne branded Prospector Stackable Round. Learn about more of SilverTowne’s rounds below:
Stardust Silver is a new minting facility, and contracted with artist Michael S. Berman to create the images used on the new Terminator Silver Round Series, while sculptor Heidi Wastweet engraved the impressive designs onto the silver rounds in this program. The Terminator series of feature films made actor Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name around the globe. His role as the T-800 Terminator sent to 1984 from 2029 to kill Sarah Connor sparked one of the greatest film franchises of the 1980s, which included famous reboots in the early 2000s.
The series includes a 1 oz Terminator Silver Round and a 2 oz Terminator Silver Round. Each of the rounds in this series had a maximum mintage set at just 5,000 rounds for global distribution and included individual serial numbers, as well as Certificates of Authenticities.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the full-length figure of the skeletal system of the T-800 Terminator killing machine. In the middle is a bar that features the engraving of “The Terminator,” while the coin’s weight is engraved to the left, and its purity and metal content to the right. Above the “Terminator” engraving, there is an inscription of the tagline used in the movie to describe the setting of the movies.
The obverse features a frightening image of the face of the T-800 Terminator, with the engraving of “Cyberdyne Systems T-800. In the background of the image is a futuristic battlefield representative of the year 2029 from which the terminator was sent back in time.
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