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    Tribute Rounds from JM Bullion

    The precious metals industry is full of products that are issued for commemorative and other celebratory purposes. From anniversary date marks in major bullion collections to national milestones and other moments, gold, silver, and platinum coins have been struck by sovereign mints for decades to attract the eye of collectors. Outside of the traditional realm of precious metals, you will find other commemorative pieces that have all the visual appeal of precious metal pieces, with only a fraction of the precious metal content and all of the visual beauty. Learn more about tribute rounds as you hunt for collectible commemoratives.

    What is a Tribute Round?

    You might be wondering what makes a tribute round different than a silver or gold round. These products are classified differently because, even though they may feature clad layers of gold or other precious metals, the products are not precious metal blanks at the core. In most cases, tribute rounds are produced using a metallic alloy in the blank known as nickel-silver that consists of 60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% zinc. The finished appearance of the product is that of a silver round, but it contains no silver content. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for tribute rounds. Keep in mind, beautiful designs can be struck on these nickel-silver blanks and clad with beautiful precious metals to stand out visually.

    Examples of Tribute Rounds

    Tribute Rounds are similar, in concept and variety, to commemorative coins. Where some mints might issue gold and silver commemorative coins to mark the life of a historical figure of the anniversary of an important global event, tribute rounds are often issued for the same purpose. The inspiration for tribute round designs can include any of the following:

    • Religious holidays
    • National holidays
    • War/battle anniversaries
    • Political moments/movements
    • Cultural moments/movements

    Special Finishes

    If the visual brilliance of the designs on the tribute rounds wasn’t enough, select tribute rounds were enhanced with clad layers that helped the designs stand out even more. Tribute rounds are often clad with a layer of black ruthenium throughout the background field and finished with a thin layer of 24-karat gold on the design elements to create impressive visual contrast.

    Collecting Tribute Rounds from JM Bullion

    If you’re interested in our tribute rounds, please feel free to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and through our email address. Our Payment Methods page can help you find easy answers to common payment-related questions without contacting our customer service team. If you need further clarification, you are always welcome to reach out to us.