The 1 Ounce Silver Round
Silver rounds are minted by a number of respected, accredited private mints in the U.S., such as Sunshine (SMI), A-Mark, APMEX, Golden State, and Great American. Produced in many designs , they contain the same 1 troy ounce of silver as government-issued “coins”. However, because they are not minted by governments, they’re called “rounds”. With noticeably lower premiums, rounds tend to be a better buy for investors looking to get more silver for their money.
The Silver Buffalo is a popular design for rounds. The look is based on the much-loved U.S. Indian Head Buffalo Nickel designed by James Earle Fraser, minted 1913 to 1938. Fraser developed the initial design by sketching a 1,550 pound bison named “Black Diamond”. The portrait-side of the Buffalo Round is thought to be a combination of three Native American chiefs: Two Moons, Big Tree, and Iron Tail.
Silver rounds come in many other well-known designs as well, and the ones BlueVault sells are all guaranteed to contain 99.9% pure silver. These rounds are widely traded and their silver content is easily verified. Customers can use BlueVault’s precious metals scanner to authenticate them.
BlueVault buys and sells Silver Rounds and Buffalo Rounds individually, in 20-coin mint tubes, or in 500-coin cases commonly known as “monster boxes”. At BlueVault, you can purchase Silver Rounds in-person, over the counter, for the best local prices. (No online sales.) Cash, checks, bank wires are accepted. There’s no minimum or maximum purchase required. Quantity discounts are available. We buy any silver products we sell. And we welcome first time buyers.