In the American Western Skulls Collection of silver rounds, collectors will find a variety of options to choose from when buying silver. The round designs in this series each come with a total of six options that include 1 oz and 5 oz silver rounds in proof, antique, and colorized proof versions. The 1 oz Proof Silver American Western Skulls Gambler Round is currently available to you online for purchase at Silver.com.
- Round ships to you inside of a protective capsule and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Seventh issue of the American Western Skulls Collection!
- Mintage limited to 2,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The Gambler design is found on the obverse.
- A fried American eagle is depicted on the reverse.
- Edge-lettered serial numbers.
- Proof version.
The Proof Silver American Western Skulls Gambler Round features popular and typical proof visuals. The design elements on the round have a matte appearance while the background field features a mirrored, clear appearance. The result of this finish is a visual contrast between the design elements and the background field.
Gambling was a common activity in the Wild West. As soon as a town popped up in a mining town or other industrial center, you could rest assured that gambling houses, riverboat casinos, bars, and saloons were soon to follow. The focus on gambling was a fitting one for western pioneers as the choice to pick up stakes from the settled East Coast and try to make a life in the west was a gamble in and of itself.
On the obverse of 1 oz Proof Silver American Western Skulls Gambler Rounds is the image of a gambler’s deadly gaze. This figure wears a large top hat as he smokes a cigarette. His wide-eyed gaze is no doubt the result of finding that he has the Dead man’s hand dealt to him in his cards, with two aces and two eights featured on the round’s design field.
The reverse side of Proof Silver American Western Skulls Gambler Rounds features the fried eagle. This deadly riff on the heraldic eagle of the United States replaces the lively, healthy bald eagle with the skeletal remains of the bird instead.
These 1 oz Proof Silver American Western Skulls Gambler Rounds are individually housed inside of protective plastic capsules and come with a Certificate of Authenticity included. That numbered COA features the same serial number you’ll find engraved onto the edge of each round in the series.
Osborne Mint is responsible for the coining of these silver rounds. Osborne is America’s oldest operating private mint and can trace its roots to the 1830s, a time period when the Wild West was just kicking off in the United States.
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