The surge in precious metal prices in the aftermath of the Great Recession has had a massive impact on minting operations in the United States. While some of the nation’s most respected mints have been in operation for several decades, a number of new private mints have also opened in recent years. A collaborative effort from three separate entities eventually gave rise to the creation of the largest private mint in the United States. Silver.com is proud to offer a variety of Elemetal Mint products now for investors and collectors alike.
When Ohio Precious Metals transitioned from the OPM brand to the new Elemetal Mint brand, the former OPM silver bars that were struck from 1 oz and up were no longer produced. A new silver bullion product has recently been introduced by Elemetal Mint, with a special production feature that puts them into an elite category in the precious metals marketplace.
While other products from the brand may be innovative, it is the series of Ultra High Relief Proof Silver Rounds from Elemetal Mint that are turning heads with collectors. Currently the mint offers two different series, with plans to continue producing new designs in each of the series. Both the Privateer and American Landmarks Ultra High Relief Proof Silver Round series feature common obverse designs, with unique reverse designs that set individual products apart from other offerings in the series.
All Elemetal Mint silver rounds feature other common factors as well. For example, each round consists of two troy ounces of .999 fine silver. Products are available for shipment in either individual plastic flips or sealed mint tubes of 10 products. All rounds are struck under immense pressure to create an ultra-high-relief finish on the product.
The 2 oz Elemetal Mint Privateer Silver Round was the first released in the Privateer Series. On the reverse face of this silver round you’ll see massive pirate shipping sailing atop stormy seas, while the moon struggles to break through the ominous clouds in the background. On the obverse is common design theme of the series, which features a ship’s wheel with a human skull at the center. Above it is the engraving of the pirate motto “No Prey, No Pay.” Below is an engraving of the weight, metal content, and purity of the round.
Just a few months after the Privateer Silver Round was released in 2015, Elemetal Mint unveiled the second round in the Privateer Series with the 2 oz Elemetal Mint Siren Silver Round. Again struck in an ultra-high-relief proof version, this round features a new design on the reverse face. The same pirate ship from the Privateer round is visible sailing along calmer seas, but the ominous clouds in the background of this design portend a more dangerous outcome for the sailors. In the foreground, a beautiful siren sits atop a rocky outcrop, no doubt using her melodious voice to lure the men to certain doom. You’ll find the common obverse design for Private Series silver rounds on this product.
A second ultra-high-relief proof series was introduced in the summer of 2015 by Elemetal Mint. Known as the American Landmarks series, these products also consist of two troy ounces of .999 fine silver and are struck in ultra-high-relief proof versions. Elemetal Mint is planning for the production of 18 different designs in the American Landmark Series, with each round sharing a common reverse design and featuring a unique reverse design. The rounds will highlight different natural wonders across North American.
On the reverse face of each coin in the series you’ll find a geographic outcrop of the North American continent, complete with geographic features such as the many interconnected river systems of the United States and the Appalachian and Rocky Mountain chains. The continent design bears a matte finish, while the background is deeply-mirrored, as is a strip along the outer edge of the round. Engravings around the edge read “American Landmarks” and “2 oz. .999 Fine Silver.”
The obverse side of the first silver round in the American Landmark Series features the image of Horseshoe Bend in the Grand Canyon. The 2 oz Elemetal Grand Canyon Silver Proof Round honors the Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona. Carved out over the course of millions of years by the flow of the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon created a truly unique feature in the shape of a horseshoe, where a small outcrop of land stands above the flow of the river. The only engraving on this side reads “The Grand Canyon.”
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