Rounds are popular precious metals products due to their low premiums over the price of silver. Monarch Precious Metals is diversifying its own offering of silver products with an exciting new round. Recently opened in 2008, the mint made a name for itself originally with hand-poured bars, hand-stamped markings, and intriguing designs.
Today, the mint has embarked on a technologically challenging product line with the release of the 2016 1 oz Silver Monarch Domed Basketball Round, now available for purchase on Silver.com.
- All-new product release from Monarch Precious Metals.
- First-ever 3D round from Monarch.
- Ships in an individual flip or tube of 20 rounds.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Convex design field on the obverse.
- Concave design field on the reverse.
- Privately minted in the United States of America at Monarch Precious Metals.
The 2016 1 oz Silver Monarch Domed Basketball Round from Monarch Precious Metals is the most time-intensive and technologically challenging product the mint has produced. The silver blanks used in production are hand-loaded into the coining presses at Monarch and struck three times to create the 3D appearance of the rounds.
These are the first domed rounds from Monarch, and feature the most detailed finishing features on a Monarch product. Each of these 2016 1 oz Silver Monarch Domed Basketball Rounds has a vertical height in the 3D round of .25 inches.
On the obverse of the round is the convex field which mimics the appearance of a basketball. The panels of the ball have a frosted finish, while the seam lines have a mirrored finish. There are no engravings on this face.
The reverse of the round has a concave field, and provides the visual of a basketball rim, backboard, and ball. You’ll notice engravings on this face of the weight, metal content, and purity of the round.
Monarch Precious Metals is located in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and was opened at a time of increasing demand for precious metals, in 2008. All of its products have a minimum fineness of .999 for both gold and silver, and its bars are produced using hand-poured techniques.
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