Copper may be overlooked by modern investors in favor of gold and silver, as well as platinum and palladium, it has a much longer history in human society than its precious metals cousins. Some of the earliest weapons, tools, and coins in human society were made from copper or metals alloyed with it, such as bronze. Today, 10 Pound Copper Elemental Cast Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship with protective materials around the bar inside a shipping box!
- Deep, textured finish!
- Cast style bars!
- Consists of Ten Pounds of .999 fine copper.
- The obverse features the Elemental Series design concept.
- On the reverse is a blank field.
- Manufactured in the United States of America.
When the Ancient Egyptians were constructing their empire, copper tools helped the workers of the empire sculpt massive monuments to the major leaders of Ancient Egypt and the deities worshipped by the Egyptian people. When metal became monetized, copper was one of the first major metals used in coining. Ancient Rome first issued coins made from copper in 600 BCE. Even American pennies were made largely from copper up until 1982.
All of these 10 Pound Copper Elemental Cast Bars are available new from the mint. The bars are packaged inside of standard shipping boxes with protective packaging materials around the bar to secure it during delivery. These copper bars have a deep, textured finish that shows off the various striations and lines formed in the copper as it cooled in the mold following production.
Cast copper bars such as these are produced by heating copper to its melting point and pouring it into prefabricated molds. The molds ensure a certain weight and shape for the bar. The copper is allowed to cool in these molds, though some mints will drop the bars from the mold into water during the cooling process to speed up cooling. Inscriptions are then stamped, incuse, into the surface of the bars.
The obverse of 10 Pound Copper Elemental Cast Bars comes with the so-called Elemental Series design concept. The square from copper’s position on the Periodic Table of Elements features at the heart of this design, with inscriptions of its atomic number of 29 and its symbol Cu within the square. You will also find the weight, purity, and metal content stamped on this side, as well as the phrase “Made in the USA.”
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