When it comes to buying silver online, you will find that annual bullion coin collections are some of the most trusted among investors. These include the likes of the American Silver Eagle, Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, British Silver Britannia, and the Chinese Silver Panda. However, outside of those annual-release bullion coins from sovereign mints, you will find a wide range of other silver bullion collections with themed silver collections. These themed silver pieces range from silver statues and silver rounds to silver bullets and silver bullion coin collections. In most cases, these silver pieces have limited mintages and can be in proof or Brilliant Uncirculated versions. Below, you will find a brief overview of themed silver available at JM Bullion.
Private silver mints across the United States issue themed silver bullion on an annual basis. The number of options tends to remain the same, consisting of 1 oz silver rounds and 1 oz silver bars. The seasonal designs consist of Halloween and Christmas releases. On these products, you will find images such as witches, pumpkins, snowmen, Santa Claus, and wintertime settings in small, humble villages. While these kinds of programs typically do not have mintage caps, the seasonal nature of the designs results in its own kind of limitation on availability. Mints tend not to replicate the designs from one season to the next, instead rolling out new designs for each calendar year.
The achievements of NASA in July 1969 resulted in one of the most memorable celebratory silver collections in recent memory. To celebrate humanity’s first landing on another celestial body, several mints released Apollo 11-themed silver bullion. Among the most notable were the following:
Collectors have a wide range of options when it comes to silver rounds. Themes are always the choice of the issuing mint and often come with low mintage figures and special packaging. Common examples include silver round series that catalog other works of art from famed artists. There are still other collections of themed silver that focus on other topics. Some examples of popular themed silver rounds recently released include:
One of the most varied options when it comes to themed silver is the silver statue. Hotco is the leader in this field, producing silver statues of sizes varying from 4 and 5 oz, all the way up to massive 100 oz and 200 oz silver statues. These silver statue collections are arranged in a variety of different collections with respective themes. The following are some of the more robust silver statue collections that JM Bullion offers:
There’s no shortage of themed silver coins available from mints both private and sovereign alike. While there are some expected leaders in this realm, like the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and the Perth Mint, there are all manner of collections available that fit a particular theme. One common element you will find in all of these themed silver bullion collections is the use of limited mintages. The designs are only produced to a certain maximum and not reproduced or reused. These coins can be proofs, reverse proofs, or even Brilliant Uncirculated specimens. The following is a list of examples, but is not an exhaustive representation of all themed silver coin collections:
With the wide range of silver bullion coins issued by sovereign mints, you will find that there are unique, themed options. In most cases, this refers to the use of colorized visuals or gilded layers of gold on select design elements. Most of these themed silver bullion coins are produced by a sovereign mint and then enhanced by a third-party dealer after release to include the colorized or gilded layers. Colorized silver coins feature a thin layer of colorized lacquer applied to select design elements to create distinctly different visuals for the popular design element. In the case of gilded silver coins, a thin layer of 24-karat gold is applied to select design elements on one side of the coin to create visual contrast between the design element itself and the background field of the coin. Coins from collections such as the American Silver Eagle, Chinese Silver Panda, Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, and British Silver Britannia are all available each year with colorized and gilded options.
Aside from the myriad of options mentioned above, there is one more simple themed options out there: silver bullets. The release of silver bullets comes from private mints, and none of the items are actually designed to be used with firearms. Instead, the silver bullets are produced with .999 pure silver content in the exact size and shape of specific ammunition rounds. These items are a favorite among 2nd Amendment, military, and history enthusiasts who just so happen to enjoy investing in silver as well.
If you have any questions about the themed silver collections at JM Bullion, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our customer service team can assist you on the phone at 800-276-6508, on the web using our live chat service, and via our email address. For inquiries regarding acceptable payment methods and applicable minimums/maximums, we invite you to visit our Payment Methods FAQ first. You’ll find quick answers to common questions, and you can always reach out to our customer service team for further clarification.