Beloved Coins, Rounds and Bars Crafted from Precious Metal
– Some of the most popular collectibles today are pieces crafted from precious metals like gold and silver! Not only are they prized for their intrinsic value, bullion pieces also celebrate a wide range of subjects. From stunning legal tender coins like Silver and Gold American Eagles to rounds and bars celebrating important anniversaries and occasions, there's a precious bullion piece for every collection!
The term 'bullion coins' covers an impressive range of designs. These include beloved American Eagles in 99.9% pure silver and 91.67% fine gold, as well as genuine 24k Gold American Buffalo coins. A number of world mints issue bullion coins as well – including the Australian Kookaburra, Great Britain's Britannia and the China Panda series. These bullion pieces stand out from rounds and bars because they carry a legal tender status, meaning they're produced by official government-backed mints and could be used to purchase items. However, using these coins to purchase items for face value is not common practice, since their intrinsic value is worth far more than their face value. With their precious metal content and beautifully detailed designs, they stand among the world's most sought-after coins!
A growing area of the numismatic hobby lies in bullion rounds. Though they tend to look like coins, bullion rounds have no legal tender value. They're still struck in high-quality precious metal (generally, silver rounds are struck with a 99.9% purity).
Since rounds are coined by private mints, their subject matter is nearly limitless. Popular silver rounds have been issued honoring the holidays, hobo nickel designs, famous artwork, religious sentiments and more.
Similar to bullion rounds, bars are thin, rectangular ingots struck in quality precious metal and honoring a particular theme (like this worldly series honoring important landmarks from around the globe). Bullion bars feature their weight and purity, and display handsome designs. Some even leave room to have a name or personal message inscribed (engraving not available through Littleton). This means that bullion bars are a great way to celebrate a special event or one of life's milestones!Read More... Read Less...