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Collectible Silver Coins

Silver coins are produced by government mints for multiple reasons. Up until the first half of the 20th century, they were made to be used as actual circulating currency. More recently, they have been reintroduced purely as investment vehicles; these are generally known as “silver bullion coins,” implying that they are valued simply for their melt value as bullion.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are collectible silver coins. These are issued by government mints as well, sometimes as commemorative coins that celebrate a particular person, place, organization, or event. Not all collectible silver coins are commemoratives, however. The options are endless!

By and large, collectible silver coins commonly make use of two devices: detailed designs and special finishes. Finishes can range from proof (with frosted relief and mirrored fields) to antiqued to colorized and much more. Search through our available inventory of collectible silver coins for one that catches your eye! We are always adding to what we offer, so check back periodically.