Silver Coins

2007 Burnished American Silver Eagle

Silver coins are popular.  The simple reason appears to be that silver is much lower in price than gold or platinum.  In this part of the coin blog we handle silver coins, and any other silver items, such as silver medallions.

 

Historically, 0.900 purity was the standard of silver coins, especially in the United States.  Some coins contain 0.925 silver, or sterling silver.  Current minting allows, and many coins now contain, silver with a purity of 0.999, and even 0.9999.

 

Silver bullion coins have been discovered by numismatists, and are often collected.  The line between bullion and business strike silver coins has blurred.  And, silver is the metal many mints use extensively for commemorative coins, frequently striking them with a proof finish.

 

The one-ounce coins are popular, and five-ounce coins can be easily obtained.  Smaller coins have a large markup over the value of silver.  Larger coins are out of the affordable range of too many collectors.

Canadian Coin Sets of 2018 from the Royal Canadian Mint

Canadian Coin Sets of 2018 from the Royal Canadian Mint 2018 Canadian Coin Sets Now Available One of the easiest ways to collect the Canadian coins of the year is to buy one or more of the Canadian coin sets.  Already three different Canadian coin sets are available, two with one coin unique to the set.  There is a six-coin specimen Canadian coin set with a special Canadian dollar coin.  Another is the six-coin uncirculated coin set.  Then there is the seven-coin silver .....

Viking Ships Coin Series

Viking Ships Coin Series Viking Ships Coin Set from Canada The Viking Ships Coin series of the Royal Canadian Mint is indeed a beautiful set of coins.  The coins each have a different view of a drakkar, or Viking ship, under full sail.  The word drakkar means Viking longboat, the name refers to the dragon head on the ship’s prow.  It was in vessels such as the ones pictured that the Vikings sailed to North America before Columbus was even born.   The .....

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion from the Perth Mint The Perth Mint has always produced several silver bullion coins and gold bullion coins, accompanied by at least one platinum bullion coin.  Now, a new coin in the shape of a bar is being introduced.  The new coin is the dragon bar, or ingot.  It will be available in both silver and gold. But, the Perth Mint already has a wonderful variety of silver bullion and gold bu.....

Colorized Silver Coins from the Royal Mint

Colorized Silver Coins from the Royal Mint Colorized Silver Coins:  A Portrait of Britain Series The Royal Mint has produced colorized silver coins.  In fact, there are three sets of four coins each that collectively provide a portrait of Britain.  The cons are said to be from 2015, 2016, and 2017 on the Royal Mint’s website, but they are dated 2014, 2016, and 2017.  Since the date for 2015is given twice on the Royal Mint’s website, it is probably not an error.  Wha.....

European Silver Programme

European Silver Programme The European Silver Programme Silver Coins The European Silver Programme, also known as the European Coin Programme, or he Eurostar Programme, is a coin program that started in 2004 and is still an active entity.  The purpose of the coin program is to have silver coins that celebrate European heritage and culture.  This is a voluntary European silver program for countries that are part of the European Union.  Participation by a country one year d.....

New Silver Coins from Canada Majestic Wildlife

New Silver Coins from Canada Majestic – Wildlife from RCM Majestic Wildlife Silver Coins and Subscription Majestic wildlife is a new series of silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.  These coins are wonderfully done, with artful images.  Can you imagine a better setting for wildlife that the Canadian Rockies?  The backgrounds of these coins are themselves works of art.   This will be a three-coin set of fine silver coins.  Short sets are easy.....

Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets

Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets Now Have a Webpage Irish coins and Irish coin sets issued by the Republic of Ireland now have their own page.  On September 1, 2017, a page on the Central Bank of Ireland was launched.  This page is for showing commemorative Irish coins and Irish coin sets, and allowing the public to purchase them directly from t.....

Antiqued Silver Coins Go to Three-Dimensional Impact

Antiqued Silver Coins Go to Three-Dimensional Impact New Antiqued Silver Coins enhanced by 3-D Glasses A new antiqued silver coins series by the Perth Mint will incorporate modern technology.  This is an innovation that comes unexpectedly.   Antiqued silver coins have been around for some time.  The Perth Mint in Australia has been at the forefront in antiqued silver coins, minting quite a few different coins last year.  Their antiqued silver coins gene.....

Star Trek Silver Coins

Star Trek Silver Coins Five New Star Trek Silver Coins Coming Out Star Trek silver coins will be available in 2018 with five new coin designs to choose from.  There are two sets of star Trek silver coins coming out.  The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a three-coin subscription of Star Trek starships.  And, the Perth Mint has a two-coin set of Star Trek silver coins that include a special packaging designed to look like a transporter, and the transporter actually lights u.....
Louisiana Coca-Cola Silver Round

Coca-Cola Silver Bars

Coca-Cola Silver Bars 75-Anniversary of Bottling Plants Coca-Cola Silver Bars To celebrate its bottling plants reaching their 75th anniversaries the Coca-Cola silver bars were produced.  These do not represent the 75th anniversary of the Coca-Cola Company, it has a longer existence.  Initially, Coca-Cola was not bottled, but sold at soda fountains.  This became clear when the 100th anniversary rounds, not silver, came out in the late 80s......