Investors seeking silver rounds can choose from dozens of different silver mints, each producing their own design of silver round. Sunshine Minting is among the most popular such mints. Sunshine is known for producing investment quality, one-ounce silver rounds. Their rounds are some of the most cost-effective ways of investing in silver bullion, and many investors prefer their classic round design, which features an eagle.
About Sunshine Minting
Sunshine Minting, one of the world’s largest private silver mints, is located near the rich silver mines of Couer d’Alene, Idaho. They manufacture precious metal rounds and bars, medallions, coin blanks, and coins for a variety of corporations and financial institutions around the globe. Sunshine Mint is renowned for their skilled craftsmanship, whether producing investment-grade silver rounds or commemorative medallions. The company guarantees the weight and purity of all of its products.
Product Sizes and Packaging
Sunshine Minting produces gold and silver bullion bars and rounds in a variety of sizes. Their silver bullion products are available in sizes ranging from 1 ounce up to 100 troy ounces. One of their most popular pieces, the one ounce sunshine round comes in sealed tubes of twenty, or sealed boxes with 500 rounds, for investors who prefer to purchase in bulk.
One Ounce Silver Round Design
Each 1 oz Sunshine Mint silver round measures 38.5mm in diameter and is 2.8mm thick. This round, as with most Sunshine Minting bullion products, carries their trademark design of a majestic American Eagle eagle in flight, with the sun’s rays shining behind it. This easily-recognizable, classic design has made Sunshine silver rounds a favorite among collectors.
The reverse of the round simply states “One Troy Ounce Sunshine Minting 999 Fine Silver.” This may appear in a simple lettered format with a plain background, or surrounding a sunrise design, depending on when the round was minted. Each round undergoes strict quality-control processes to ensure that only those in brilliant uncirculated (BU) proof-like or proof quality are released.
Their newest rounds and bars incorporate an innovative security feature, known as MintMark SI, which can only be viewed at a specific angle with a special decoding lens available from the mint. This mark is designed for authenticating the round, and is invisible without the lens.
In addition to this classic design, Sunshine Minting also offers silver round blanks to government and private mints around the globe, and mints custom rounds for many different clients. As a result, there are many different designs that have been created using Sunshine Mint silver round blanks; some, though not all, carry the Sunshine Minting name.
Pricing and Availability
Sunshine Minting is one of the largest private mints in operation. As a result, they are able to offer low per-ounce premiums. Often, their prices are among the lowest in the industry. At current silver spot prices, Sunshine silver rounds can often be found for as little as $1-2 per round over the spot price of silver. Sunshine Minting silver rounds may be purchased directly from the mint or from many third-party retailers and dealers around the world.