Walking Liberty Silver Rounds

Introduction to Fractional Silver Rounds

Fractional silver rounds are small, circular, discs made of pure silver. When a silver round is less than one Troy ounce of silver, it is referred to as being “fractional” - as in, a fraction of a Troy ounce. Just like the 1-ounce silver round, a fractional silver round is made of silver bullion and bought primarily for the round’s potential silver melt value based on the silver spot price. Fractional silver rounds are estimated to have a market capitalization of over $500 million worldwide. Fractional silver rounds are a great silver option to stack and a fantastic addition to almost anyone's portfolio. For those who wish to diversify their investment portfolios, consider adding silver rounds of all sizes.

Walking Liberty Silver Rounds in Sizes of 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz

Walking Liberty Silver Rounds in Sizes of 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz

Like other forms of physical silver investments, fractional silver rounds can be bought and sold through precious metals dealers or online platforms such as Money Metals Exchange. Fractional silver rounds are commonly used as commemorative gifts for special occasions due to their sentimental value and long-term investment potential. It is possible that some fractional silver rounds are collectible, just like other silver coinage, silver bars, silver ingots, and other precious metal items. Silver rounds are as nice as many coins, and enough so to show off to friends and family instead of hiding them like silverware.

People who invest in, or collect, fractional silver rounds tend to do so because silver acts as a hedge against inflation and maintains value over time. Silver coins, on the other hand, are primarily invested for a more speculative numismatic value and tend to have a higher premium than silver rounds. A key difference between fractional silver rounds and silver coins is that coins can only be produced by sovereign government mints (such as the US Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Australian Perth Mint, Austrian Mint, British Royal Mint, etc.) that include a face value for spending like cash currency, while silver rounds are produced by private mints or refineries.

An example of silver bullion coins might be the Canadian Maple Leafs, while a fractional silver round might be the American Walking Liberty 1/4 ounce round. Some silver coins, such as pre-1965 junk silver coins, are only 90% silver and use copper for the remaining 10%.

The fractional silver rounds price is enough to make them a great introduction into stacking silver and getting started investing in precious metals. The metals that are considered precious metals include gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Fractional silver rounds have a higher degree of divisibility compared to larger silver coins or silver bars. Fractional silver rounds are a lot more cost-effective than other precious metals rounds, such as a gold round or a platinum round. Fractional silver rounds are an excellent alternative to 1oz bar of silver and silver coins.

Over 95% of fractional silver rounds are made from pure .999 fine silver (three-nines fine). There are also .9999 fine silver (four-nines fine) rounds available on the market. Fractional silver rounds are commonly available in fractional denominations such as 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/2 oz. Fractional silver rounds are weighed for their silver bullion content in Troy ounces. Most sites assume this weight, but may not actually indicate such. As a good rule of thumb, check with the dealer how they weigh their silver rounds, to make sure you are getting Troy ounces instead of avoirdupois ounces.

Design and Aesthetics of Fractional Silver Rounds

Buffalo Silver Rounds in Sizes of 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz

Buffalo Silver Rounds in Sizes of 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz

Fractional silver rounds are a choice of significant popularity among investors and collectors due to their affordability and liquidity. Some fractional silver rounds feature iconic images, designs, themes, or historical figures, making them appealing to numismatic coin-collecting enthusiasts everywhere. Roughly 75% of collectors prefer fractional silver rounds over silver bullion coins for their affordability and versatility.

Each fractional silver round is typically stamped with its weight, purity level, and the issuing mint's logo or name. Some familiar and popular designs for fractional silver coins include a variety, such as a buffalo, Native American Indian head, Incuse Indian, Morgan dollar design, the Statue of Liberty, Lady Liberty, Walking Liberty, Paul Revere, a gold panner, gold prospector, Barber designs, draped bust design, Liberty Bell, Mercury dime design, Aztec calendar, pirates, American eagle, several eagles, U.S. president(s), commemorative designs, state or country flags, cultural symbols, and more.

Storage and Preservation of Fractional Silver Rounds

Fractional silver rounds can be easily stored in protective capsules, boxes, plastic sleeves, or tubes, making them convenient for long-term preservation. By keeping your fractional silver in a safe and proper storage space, such as a plastic container, safe, or depository vault, you lose less silver metal over the years as normally caused by general handling, wear, and tear. This protects your investment, which is based on the amount of silver you have physically collected. Whereas, saving silver coins and silver bullion coins in protective casings is done to protect the speculative numismatic value as opposed to only the silver content itself. If the silver round is at least .999 pure silver (three-nines fine), it may qualify for a self-directed precious metal Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Who manufactures fractional silver rounds?

The vast majority of fractional silver rounds are minted in the United States, accounting for at least 60% of global production. Private mints that have produced fractional silver rounds include Golden State Mint, Monarch Precious Metals, Money Metals Exchange, Highland Mint, Sunshine Minting, SilverTowne, Republic Metals Corp, American Silver Corp, and others.

Where can I buy fractional silver rounds?

When purchasing fractional silver rounds, it is important to know the silver spot prices and to only buy, sell, or trade with reputable dealers. By knowing the current silver spot price, you can know what a reasonable price tag would be for your fractional silver round. By only working with reputable dealers, you can be confident that you get what you paid for at a reasonable price, and receive your silver products quickly without serious delay. All precious metals shipments are insured and require a signature upon delivery to ensure your fractional silver items arrive at the correct address and are received in safe hands.

Money Metals Exchange has been in business since 2010 while maintaining an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and receiving thousands of 5-star reviews from customers all over the United States of America and can assist in buying silver online. Money Metals has been voted as the Best Overall Precious Metals Dealer by Investopedia and has sold more than $4 Billion worth of precious metals items.

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