Silver rounds are popular silver investments because they are .999 fine silver, making them a pure silver investment. And, being one ounce, silver rounds could easily be used as money in a worst-case scenario. (See our page on Survival Coins.)
Buffalo silver rounds
Buffalo silver rounds are popular silver rounds because of their design. Buffalo silver rounds are pictured above. Note that the reverse is the famed Indian Head design that graces the old US Buffalo five-cent piece, which was minted 1913 – 1938.
OPM silver rounds
OPM silver rounds are sharply stuck with crisp lettering, which makes them easily identifiable. Each round is clearly stamped “.999 fine + silver,” “one troy ounce” and “Made in the USA.” OPM silver rounds come packaged 20 rounds to a tube.
Adding to their popularity is that OPM is the largest “good delivery” refiner of gold and silver in the U.S. Being a “good delivery” refiner means that OPM is a Comex-approved refinery.
Other popular 1-oz silver rounds
Sunshine Minting produces popular silver rounds. The Sunshine Minting silver rounds depict an eagle flying through the sun and are called Silver Eagles.
Sunshine Silver Eagles are not to be confused with Silver Eagles, which are legal tender $1 silver investment coins minted by the US Mint.
Engelhard Silver Prospectors have not been made since 1988 and are available only when they show up in the secondary market. When available, Engelhard Silver Prospectors usually carry premiums above other silver rounds.
Generic 1-oz silver rounds for sale
Included in the category of generic silver rounds are all the silver rounds produced over the last thirty years by firms that are no longer in business. Also included are 1-oz silver rounds marketed by small firms that are still in business but are not well known.
Generic silver rounds usually do not display the manufacturing mint’s hallmark or name, and they come in a myriad of designs. Sometimes generic rounds are loose in a bag, like pre-1965 U.S. 90% silver coins. Sometimes generic silver rounds are packaged in tubes.
Generic silver rounds sell at smaller markups than other silver rounds. Because of their lower premiums, generic silver rounds are favored by many silver investors.
Buying 1-oz silver rounds
If you would like to know which silver rounds CMIGS has available for immediate shipment, call. The minimum order for silver rounds is two hundred ounces. However, the minimum order for pre-1965 “junk” silver coins is a $250 face value bag, which contains approximately 178.75 ounces of silver. Our minimum order for gold is five ounces.
If you would like to discuss silver rounds or any aspect of investing in silver, call us at 800-528-1380. We take calls 7:00 am to 5:00 pm MST Mondays through Fridays.