This is a 1 oz $500 Banknote Copper Round that features the majestic image of former President William McKinley. Best known for his role as Commander in Chief at the height of the Spanish-American War, he is also sadly known for being one of the four US Presidents who have been assassinated. This piece honors the fallen President in the form of a solid copper round. Each 1 oz $500 Copper Round contains 1 AVDP oz (28 grams) of .999 pure copper.
• Consists of one AVDP ounce of .999 pure copper.
• Design inspired by the $500 banknote used for inter-bank transfers. Not intended for use in circulation.
• Bears the image of US President William McKinley, Commander in Chief during the Spanish-American War.
• First printed in 1934.
• Available in new-from-mint condition.
• Struck in the United States of America.
• Individual rounds ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 20 ship in tubes, and multiples of 500 ship in boxes.
The original $500 banknote with the image of President McKinley was first designed to make transferring currency between banks simpler. It was never meant to be distributed for public use. When they were first printed in 1934, it made it much easier to transport larger amounts of money. This also made illegal activities such as money laundering, for example, much easier which eventually helped lead to the discontinuation of larger banknotes such as the $500 and $1,000 denomination.
This is a privately minted round, and the appeal further rises thanks to the gorgeous design and artistry that is featured on both its sides. The front of the round is designed with several different styles of the number “500” and surrounds a portrait of President McKinley, which was also featured on the original banknote. In addition, the words “Federal Reserve Note,” “United States of America,” and “Five Hundred Dollars” is also etched into the coin. On the reverse side, the number “500” is featured in the center and is surrounded by decorative borders. Printed on the reverse side is “1 oz. .999 Copper,” “United States of America” and “Five Hundred Dollars.”
This coin is perfect for any collectors and can make for an interesting gift. It is highly protected when shipped and packed in a way to ensure it arrives in mint condition, with bulk orders arriving in sealed plastic tubes of 20 rounds. To learn more about the 1 oz $500 Copper Round, contact us at your convenience by phone, through our chat feature or via email.