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Elemetal Silver Rounds
Elemetal Silver Rounds
When it comes to minting silver products in the United States, a collaborative effort from three different producers has recently evolved in the largest private minting company in the country. Elemetal Mint produces some of the finest, and most unique, silver rounds available today. A number of Elemetal Mint’s silver rounds are currently available on Silver.com.
Elemetal Privateer Series of Silver Rounds
Wasting little time, Elemetal Mint rolled out a brand-new series of silver rounds in 2015 to celebrate the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean. The Ultra High Relief Privateer Silver Rounds currently consist of two different designs, with each coin in the series bearing the same obverse design, .999 fine silver, and a total weight of 2 troy ounces.
The common obverse theme of the coins is that of the skull and crossbones from the infamous Jolly Roger pirate flag. In the center of the coin is a human skull, with a complete set of teeth in its mouth. The skull is set against a ship’s wheel, which is bound by rope. An engraving along the top of the round reads “No Prey, No Pay,” a famous motto of many pirate captains. Along the bottom, the weight, metal content, and purity of the round is engraved.
The reverse images are different for the two rounds. The first released was the 2 oz Elemetal Mint Privateer Silver Round. Its reverse image depicts a pirate ship with a flag flying from the aft of the ship that bears the obverse image of a pirate skull and ship’s wheel. The ship is visibly being tossed about in the sea, as the moon tries to break through a set of ominous clouds in the background.
The second silver round released in the Privateer Series is the 2 oz Privater Siren Silver Round. Sirens were mythical creatures whose appearance in human literature dates back to the ancient Greeks. The most famous story involving sirens was that of Odysseus and his men on their return from the Trojan War. As he sought to return home, Odysseus and his men were constantly sent off course by an angry God of the Sea.
Sirens were said to have the voices of angels and appearance of human females, but had deadly powers and would eat sailors alive. The reverse image for these silver rounds is that of a lone siren sitting atop a rock, her mermaid-like body resting comfortably as a ship of unsuspecting sailors passes perilously close-by. As with the other Privateer Series round, the waters are tumultuous, and the clouds in the sky portend danger.
Both the Privateer Ultra High Relief 2 oz Round and the Siren Ultra High Relief 2 oz Round are produced under extreme pressure, and struck multiple times to create the high-relief appearance of the coin’s surface.
Mintage of Privateer Series Rounds
The release of Privateer Rounds came with no set mintage caps. Instead, the final mintage tallies for each design were the result of demand for each of the individual designs. To date, the following mintages have been announced in the series:
- The Storm: 70,344
- The Siren: 61,640
- The Captain: 66,839
Elemetal American Landmarks Series of Silver Rounds
A second series of silver rounds from Elemetal Mint was introduced in 2015, and is planned to include various coin releases celebrating natural wonders from across the North American continent. Like the Privateer Series, these coins are available in stunning ultra-high-relief striking, include 2 ounces of .999 fine silver, and share a common obverse design.
The obverse image used on all American Landmarks silver rounds is that of the North American continent. With the whole of the United States, and most of Canada and Mexico featured, the geography of the continent is visible in clear displays, with the Rocky Mountains and some of the nation’s notable river systems on the surface of the coin. Above the image is the engraving “American Landmarks,” while the weight, purity, and metal content are featured below.
On the first round in the series, the 2 oz American Landmarks Grand Canyon Silver Round, Arizona’s Grand Canyon takes center stage. The specific design depicts Horseshoe Bend in the Grand Canyon, which is a section of the canyon where the snaking Colorado River makes a complete U-shaped turn around an outcrop of rock that was slowly carved by the river over thousands of years.
Mintages of Landmark Series Rounds
Like the Privateer Series, the Landmark Series of rounds from Elemetal came with varying figures depending on the design and its length of time in production. Known mintages in this series include:
- Grand Canyon: 18,152
- Liberty Island: 24,490
- Pearl Harbor: 25,326
Both the Privateer Series and American Landmarks Series of silver rounds from Elemetal Mint are available for a limited time and produced in limited mintages. Once these coins are sold out at the mint, they will only be available through distributors and authorized dealers.
Purchasing Elemetal Mint Silver Rounds on Silver.com
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