Collecting silver rounds can be a very pleasurable activity not only for the beauty of the coins, but also for the knowledge that one is providing for ones future by collecting silver rounds
Silver Rounds are basically silver coins minted mostly at private mints. The word round was ‘coined’, so to speak, because the precious metal was formed into coins and could be stacked in rolls for easy handling and transport.
So wherever you see the word ’rounds’ bandied about, you can take it to mean ‘basically’ coins. Silver rounds come in all sizes from less than one ounce to 100 ounce and over. Basically the one ounce coin contains one ounce of pure silver and sometimes can contain alloy to give it more durability, which is usually represented by copper. The silver content is usually refined to a purity of 99.9 percent, or more.
Each country has their own unique design and beauty for their rounds. Silver round purchases should ideally be proof sets, or at least ‘Brilliant Uncirculated’ condition. They should come sealed against tarnish and have no scratches or other blemishes and should look perfect.
Silver rounds should not be cleaned. This is a highly specialized activity and cleaning silver almost always results in a loss of value.
Collecting silver rounds can be a very pleasurable activity not only for the beauty of the coins, but also for the knowledge that one is providing for ones future by collecting silver rounds.