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Silver Coins: Annual-Release, Colorized and Junk Silver

Shop APMEX’s wide selection of Silver coins, from annual-release Silver bullion to Silver coins displaying your favorite movie characters, all at affordable prices.

Silver Coins for Sale at APMEX

Sovereign mints primarily mint silver coins, but a few private mints are contracted to produce Silver bullion coins. Silver coins have various finishes, from Proof to Brilliant Uncirculated (BU), and a range of designs. The different designs can feature historical figures, animals, iconic sites and more. Whether it's investment-grade Silver coins or unique display pieces, APMEX carries a wide variety of Silver coins available for purchase.

Annual-Release Silver Bullion Coins

Investors typically choose Silver coins from sovereign mints, as a central government backs them. For example, the American Silver Eagle is backed by the U.S. dollar. Silver coins released annually typically have the same weight and Precious Metal content as every new release.

Silver coins backed by a central government have a “face value,” or a denomination, that is less than their Silver content. With so many options available in the Silver bullion coin market, APMEX carries popular Silver from mints around the globe:

  • American Silver Eagle: The American Silver Eagle is the official Silver bullion coin of the United States Mint. The Silver Eagle is one of the few Silver coins guaranteed for weight, content and purity by the U.S. government. The American Silver Eagle has unparalleled recognition and liquidity. This coin also comes in Gold, Platinum and Palladium, making it truly an all-around American staple.

  • Australian Silver Kangaroo: The Perth Mint Kangaroo series is a powerful symbol of Australia and is highly coveted by collectors. Each Silver Kangaroo release features a classic Red Kangaroo mid-jump in front of a stylized starburst.

    The Silver Kangaroo is an exceptional coin consisting of .9999 fine Silver and is considered legal tender with a face value of AUD 1. The coin is considered highly collectible and liquid due to its mintage history and fascinating artwork. The Kangaroos also come in Gold and Platinum.

  • Australian Silver Koala: First released in 2007, the Silver Koala has quickly gained popularity in the world’s coin market. Admired for its .999 fine Silver content, captivating designs and superior quality finishes, the Koala appeals to collectors and investors globally. The Silver Koala is legal Australian tender, carrying a face value of one Australian dollar. These coins also come in Gold and Platinum.

  • Australian Silver Kookaburra: The Australian Kookaburra is one of the major Silver bullion coins to change its design yearly. The Silver Kookaburras are issued in four sizes: 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo. Many variations exist with extra stamps or seals issued for special occasions or coin shows. The Kookaburra also comes in Gold and Platinum.

  • Austrian Silver Philharmonic: The Silver Austrian Philharmonics were first released in 2008 and contain 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. The obverse on the Philharmonic features the Great Pipe Organ in Vienna's Golden Hall, which houses the Philharmonic Orchestra. The reverse of the popular coin display a variety of instruments from the well-known orchestra. The Silver Austrian Philharmonics make a great addition to any music lovers' collection.

  • British Silver Britannia: These famous British coins have steadily increased their Silver content to now boast a .999 fineness. The high Silver content and recognition give Silver Britannias a high value with good potential for liquidity. This coin also comes in Gold and Platinum.

  • Canadian Silver Maple Leaf: The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is a widely recognized coin that features an iconic single maple leaf. The Silver Maple Leaf coin offers excellent liquidity and value. Featuring the Royal Canadian Mint’s MintShield™ white spot reducing technology, the Silver Maple Leaf is unmatchable.

    The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf features an added security measure with the light diffracting pattern of radial lines. This coin also comes in Gold, Platinum and Palladium.

  • Chinese Silver Panda: Another respectable investment option is the Chinese Silver Panda coin. Each year, the series features a new image of the Giant Panda, a revered icon in China. The Silver Panda is .999 fine Silver, is considered legal Chinese tender and has more limited mintages than many other bullion coins.

    The unique sizes and low mintages make Chinese Pandas a great addition to any bullion portfolio for Silver investors. The popular Chinese Pandas also come in Gold and Platinum for customers who wish to add variety to their investment portfolios.

These Silver coins are only a sample of the many options available at APMEX. Our most popular Silver coins weigh 1 troy ounce and come in larger sizes, including 2 oz and 5 oz. The Silver purity ranges from .999 to .9999 fineness on most of our items. These investment-grade Silver coins can be ideal options for any portfolio.

Many of these Silver bullion coins also come in Proof versions, which are ideal for collectors. The Proof coins typically feature the same design as their bullion counterparts but come in a stunning, mirror-like finish. The mintages of these Silver coin programs also vary, as some come with a much smaller mintage than others.

Silver Coin Mints

APMEX works with prestigious mints from all over the world to bring top-quality products to customers. These mints produce stunning Silver coins in a range of quantities. APMEX carries coins for sale from many of these mints:

Collectible Movie-Themed Silver Coins

APMEX carries a wide selection of Silver coins with officially licensed designs from classic movie favorites. The selection of movie favorites includes Disney, Marvel Comics, John Wick, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and many more. These collectible coins make fantastic gifts for movie lovers and pop culture enthusiasts.

Our selection also features the entire collection of Disney Princess products. You can find the following Disney Princesses here:

  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid
  • Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
  • Belle from Beauty and the Beast
  • Cinderella from Cinderella
  • Jasmin from Aladdin
  • Merida from Brave
  • Mulan from Mulan
  • Pocahontas from Pocahontas
  • Rapunzel from Tangled
  • Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

    Special Issue Silver Bullion Coins

    APMEX carries a wide selection of special issue Silver coins ranging from the Queen’s Beasts to Native American Silver Dollars. These coins typically feature unique finishes, stunning designs and low mintages. Here are descriptions of a few of our most popular special issue coins:

    • America the Beautiful: The America the Beautiful Series was introduced in 2010 and quickly became the most significant Silver bullion produced by the U.S. Mint. Each coin features a classic portrait of George Washington on the obverse, used on the quarter since 1932.

      The coin's reverse showcases an iconic national treasure to highlight popular U.S. attractions. The attractions featured on these popular coins include Yosemite National Park, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades and more. This 5 oz Silver ATB coin features smooth edges inscribed with its weight and .999 fine Silver purity.

    • Native American Silver Dollar: Native American tribes have a remarkable history in the United States. The U.S. government keeps a strong relationship with them to protect them as sovereign nations. The Native American Mint is legally authorized to produce collectible coins across the country to celebrate this important role. Coins from the Native American Mint provide strong imagery perfect for any collector.

    • Queen’s Beasts Series: The Queen’s Beasts Silver coin series celebrates the British Monarchy's centuries of fascinating heraldry. Each animal of the Queen’s Beasts is fashioned into 2 oz Silver Proof coins with a .9999 fineness. Beginning in 2016, each of the ten beasts adorned the reverse of these Silver coins.

      Once the Queen’s Beasts coin series is complete, ten unique designs will be represented. The ten designs will include the Lion of England, Griffin of Edward III, Red Dragon of Wales, Unicorn of Scotland, Black Bull of Clarence, Falcon of the Plantagenets, Yale of Beaufort, White Lion of Mortimer, White Horse of Hanover and the White Greyhound of Richmond.

    Colorized Silver Bullion Coins

    APMEX carries a selection of Colorized Silver coins, which adds a numismatic flare to popular investment-grade Silver bullion. Colorized Silver coins usually only feature one side of the coin with the added color lacquer. The color does not add any weight to the coin, nor does it alter the Silver content. Colorized options allow the designs to come to life on the coin.

    Junk Silver Coins

    U.S. Mint Silver coins combine beauty, history, and face value to appeal to investors and collectors. Junk Silver coins, like Mercury Dimes, have beautiful designs, 90% Silver content and an interesting story. Coins considered Junk Silver today can be a great way to increase your holdings. A perfect example of the Junk Silver APMEX offers are the 90% Silver Washington Quarters circulated from 1932 – 1964. APMEX offers the ability to purchase 40% Silver in small increments up to $1,000 face value bags. Today, 35% Silver War Nickels have begun to attract attention from collectors and investors as well. “War Nickels,” produced by the U.S. Mint from 1942 to 1945, were made from 56% Copper, 35% Silver and 9% Manganese.

    Gilded Silver Bullion Coins

    Gilded Silver coins add a unique twist to traditional Silver bullion coins. Gilded Silver coins are produced by adding a thin layer of 24K Gold to the surface of the Silver coin. Traditionally, Gold is added to the design elements to only one side of the coin.

    Buy Silver Coins Online from APMEX

    If you experience any issues while placing an order on Silver bullion coins, we are eager to assist you. Our team of highly trained customer service associates can answer any questions on placing orders by email or telephone at (800) 375-9006 or service@APMEX.com. If you are interested in selling your Silver to APMEX, you can call our Purchasing Team at (800) 514-6318. Visit our Sell to Us page to learn more.

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