When investors or collectors want to buy quality gold and silver bullion, they often turn to the Royal Canadian Mint. But coin dealers and collectors can also acquire coins and bullion from other solid sources. Here are three other companies that also specialize in bullion – Sunshine Mint, SilverTowne and Johnson Matthey. When the team at Colonial Acres sees bullion from these brands, they trust its quality. Here is some more information about these dependable major bullion brands.
Sunshine Minting Company is a bullion brand based in Idaho and a supplier of bullion to dealers in North America. The U.S. Mint purchases silver bullion blanks primarily from Sunshine Mint. The company also has a variety of customers from around the world, such as banks, corporations and mints from other countries. The company puts a focus on excellent customer service and quality products.
Sunshine Mint produces silver and gold bullion in various sizes. They feature a guarantee regarding the purity of their bullion. Investors can choose to purchase silver bullion in bars or rounds from one ounce to 100 ounces. The company also offers gold rounds and bars in weights ranging from one gram to 10 ounces. Corporate and government customers can purchase blanks in gold, silver or platinum or get a custom minted product in another precious metal. Sunshine Mint has a solid reputation around the world, and dealers and investors who acquire their bullion can be assured of its excellence.
Another brand that is also synonymous with quality and prestige is SilverTowne. SilverTowne is a respected mint based in Indiana. It has a showroom in Winchester, Indiana, that customers and dealers can visit to check out some of their product offerings. The company has self-described humble beginnings, starting as a small operation under a lunch counter in 1949. Today, SilverTowne is an iconic brand of beautiful bullion pieces that we at Colonial Acres Coins are proud to sell. Their Prospector, Buffalo Replica, and Eagle designs are familiar sights on silver rounds as well as bars of one to 10 ounces. Visit our bullion page or give us a call to find out what we have in stock today.
Johnson Matthey has its origins in 19th century England. The company started out as a gold assayer (tester) in London, eventually becoming the Bank of England’s official assayer. They also worked with jewelry and silverware manufacturers by supplying precious metals and resources to them. Next, Johnson Matthey started diversifying its business model from producing precious metals to offering loans. By the 1980s, Johnson Matthey had a large portfolio of loan products. The company stopped producing new gold and silver bullion in 2000. They briefly reminted some silver bars in 2014 that the market quickly purchased. Eventually, the company sold off its precious metals division in 2015.
Even though Johnson Matthey doesn’t produce bullion anymore, there are still options available from previous years of production that have retained their quality and worth. Collectors and dealers can still find Johnson Matthey bullion bars from dealers on the secondary market. The bullion produced by Johnson Matthey is high-quality and pure. Johnson Matthey’s gold and silver bars are marked with a “JM” and two crossed hammers. Since Johnson Matthey has such a long, storied history, bullion from this brand tends to be priced higher and worth more than from other private mints.
Check out the bullion options for sale at Colonial Acres from these top brands and more. If you’re a collector, an investor or just someone curious about bullion, you can learn more about why it’s valuable and make a purchase.