Each copper round and ingot is made of 1 AVDP ounce .999 pure copper and is in brilliant uncirculated condition. Each copper round also has reeded edges, and rolls of 20 come in a hard plastic Coin Safe tube. Rounds and ingots are privately minted in the USA, and because they are mass-produced, they may come with knicks or marks on some of them. This is simply the nature of the copper round manufacturing process, however, no matter where you get them. It’s also a result of the very pliable and soft makeup of copper. Rounds and ingots should not be considered “proof”, but rest assured they are brand new and uncirculated. In general you should expect the quality of bullion you receive to be consistent with the photos on our website, which were taken of our actual product and are not stock photos.
Why buy copper?
Copper bullion is extremely popular right now, being a very affordable option for both those who want to diversify their precious metals and those who are just getting into precious metals investment. Some are predicting copper to be the next silver. Over the last 5 years it has outperformed both gold, silver, and platinum at an astonishing 390% price increase. Silver went up only 185%, and gold only 150%.
So why buy minted rounds (coins) and ingots as opposed to just large bars or other “raw” forms of copper?
While copper bars are a good, and very affordable option for investing in copper, 1-ounce rounds and ingots are simply an easier, more widely recognizable, and convenient way to divvy up your copper investment than bars. Copper rounds and ingots are a much more versatile bartering tool than silver or gold. You can’t really cut a silver American Eagle in half if you need a smaller denomination, nor does a copper bar hold the same type of bartering power as a stack of beautiful, minted copper rounds or ingots. Next to silver, copper is the most intrinsically-valuable 1-ounce coin you can buy new right now.
Are these US currency?
No, these are not currency or legal tender, nor are they “replicas” of any currency. The obverse designs may be similar to some US currency, but there are absolutely no coins minted by the US with the same design, weight, size, and composition of these rounds. These are privately minted “bullion” copper in 1 oz increments, solely for the purposes of investing, bartering and collecting.