Copper is an often-overlooked option for precious metals collectors and investors. Though it is listed for trading purposes as a commodity, copper is a popular alternative to major precious metals among buyers who invest in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and even base metals. Copper is durable, ductile, and used throughout a wide range of everyday coinage. You can also find a growing number of rounds and bars made from pure copper as an incredibly affordable investment option.
The history of copper is integral to the history of precious metals as a whole. Because copper is one of the few naturally occurring metals that can be used in its native metal form, it was one of the first metals worked by human hands. The first evidence of this comes from as far back as 8000 BCE, some 10,000 years ago. Around 5000 BCE, copper became the first metal that humans smelted from ores, and just 1,000 years after that, copper became the first metal that humans cast into shapes using molds. The tipping point for copper, and later other metals, came in 3500 BCE when copper became the first metal purposefully used in alloys to create other metals. This led to the development of tin.
Today, copper is used in a wide array of industrial applications, a major reason for its classification as a commodity. Copper’s soft, malleable nature and it high thermal and electrical conductivity have made it a popular building material for electrical wiring and water piping. It is also used as an alloy metal for circulation coins, sterling silver jewelry, and as a metal in the strain gauges and thermocouples of temperature tracking devices.
Copper is commonly used in a wide range of distinctive design collections from private mints across the country and around the globe. There are examples of unique, one-of-a-kind collections and those collections that replicate historic designs already known to society. For example, historic US coin designs remain one of the most popular images found on copper rounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
JM Bullion is excited to offer copper rounds of outstanding quality and design artistry. While investors may revere this copper for its value, collectors are invariably impressed by the unique designs that adorn these collectible copper rounds. With their lustrous finish and superbly detailed designs, these copper rounds are perfect for giving as gifts for birthdays, graduations, or the holidays. You can start someone on a lifelong passion for precious metal investment and collecting by presenting them with their very first copper round.
Copper rounds are always available to purchase individually with protective plastic flips, but you can also find packaging options available for bulk investments. These typically included acrylic tubes of 20 rounds and Monster Boxes of 500 rounds. The Monster Boxes, when available, come with 25 tubes of 20 rounds each. Please note, not all copper round collections offer a Monster Box, while the majority do offer individual flips and acrylic tubes.
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