Since its introduction in 1986, over 70 million American Silver Eagles have been bought by wise collectors and investors. Silver Eagles have become the most popular bullion coin in the world because of its beauty, its quality and the assurance of content by the U.S. Government. The design is based on the famous “Walking Liberty” of Adolph Weinman’s 1916 U.S. half-dollar, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful coins ever minted. Every Silver Eagle is a meticulously crafted work of art, produced to the exacting standards of The United States Mint. By law, all U.S. Silver Eagle bullion coins are struck only from silver mined in the United States.
The purest silver coin in regular mintage in the world today is The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. Its purity of .9999 is guaranteed by The Royal Canadian Mint, whose reputation, world wide is one of impeccable adherence to quality and purity. The national symbol of Canada, a single maple leaf adorns the reverse of this beautiful coin while the obverse bears a sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II. This coin is often the designated choice of discriminating collectors and investors not only because of its innate beauty, but because of the extraordinary purity and quality necessary to meet the standards of The Royal Canadian Mint.
In 1983, A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., began minting The Liberty Pure Silver medallion or round. The Liberty met almost instant success with the demand often outstripping the supply. The obverse design features America’s national symbol, The American Eagle with arrows in its talons and surrounded by thirteen stars representing the original thirteen colonies. The reverse depicts the historic Liberty Bell and the words, “Life, Liberty, Happiness” above the bell and the A-Mark logo with .999 Pure Silver below. A-Mark Liberty Pure Silver Rounds are an excellent way to invest in pure silver because their premium above the silver spot price is often less than that of legal tender coins.
Many investors know that the most efficient way to obtain pure silver is in the form of 100 ounce bars. However, in order to guarantee purity, that bar must bear the hallmark of a reputable, instantly recognizable refiner. Johnson Matthey 100 ounce silver bars are always acceptable to the most discerning investors. From its founding in 1817, Johnson Matthey has created an unrivalled position in all precious metals, based on specialist knowledge and technical excellence. Johnson Matthey silver bars are one of the world’s most widely recognized and secure investment instruments because the universally recognized hallmark assures almost instant liquidity throughout the world.