The Silverbugs are a well-known commodity in the precious metals community today, but just two years ago they were relatively unknown. That is to say, unknown until they unleashed the massively popular Silverbug Silver Fairy Rounds on the market. Right now, the original fairy returns on the 5 oz Silver Reverse Proof Silverbug Ariana Round, available from Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Revives the brilliant Ariana design!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- On the obverse is the original Ariana design.
- The reverse features the familiar scarab beetle design.
- Struck in brilliant reverse proof.
Ariana Silver Fairy rounds kicked off the successful series of Silverbug Silver Fairy Rounds inspired and designed by members of the Silverbug Reddit community. In total, there have been three silver fairy designs from the Silverbugs. Ariana was the first, released in 2014 and limited in mintage to just 10,000 1 oz rounds.
Subsequent releases in the Silver Fairy Series featured the Silver Archer Fairy in 2015, and the recent Alyx the Fairy Silver Round. With each of these releases, the Silverbug community expanded the diversity and size of the silver rounds. The original Ariana rounds were available only in a 1 oz proof weight.
The Silver Archer Fairy featured a 1 oz proof, as well as a 1 oz antique and a 5 oz proof. The Alyx the Fairy release featured those three versions, as well as an additional 5 oz Reverse Proof. Now it is Ariana’s opportunity to return with these additional offerings.
Each new 5 oz Silver Reverse Proof Silverbug Ariana Round features a reverse proof finish, which gives a mirrored appearance to the design set and a frosted background for the round itself. This literally flips the traditional proof design elements, which include mirrored backgrounds and a frosted design set.
On the obverse of the new 5 oz Silver Reverse Proof Silverbug Ariana Round you’ll find the original image of Ariana, the silver fairy. She’s again featured kneeling down with lines radiating out from the center of the design. Engravings on this face include the Silverbug motto of “In Silver We Trust,” and the year of issue.
The reverse of the round features the scarab beetle design that originated on the first Silver Ariana Round, and continues today on the reverse of all rounds in the series. The round’s weight, metal content, and purity are engraved on this side, along with the phrase “For the Silverbug Community” at the bottom.
If you have any questions about these rounds, please don’t hesitate to contact Silver.com. Our associates are available at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.