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1 oz U.S. Assay Office Vintage Art Silver Round

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Presenting the 1 oz U.S. Assay Office Vintage Art Silver Round a remarkable piece of history now available at BGASC. In January of 1980, silver prices soared to unprecedented heights, reaching nearly $50. The infamous Silver Thursday followed, as the government released its silver stockpile, including the iconic 1 oz U.S. Assay Office Vintage Art Silver Round.


  • Comes in protective plastic flips!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 silver.
  • The American flag with an eagle is on the obverse.
  • Identifying marks of the round are on the reverse.

Your order of the 1 oz U.S. Assay Office Vintage Art Silver Round will be encased in protective plastic flips, ensuring the enduring condition of this historical piece. These rounds carry the “CC” mint mark, signifying their origin from the Continental Coin & Jewelry Company, a key player in producing these unique rounds.


On the obverse side, each U.S. Assay Office Vintage Art Silver Round proudly displays a captivating design featuring an eagle gracefully swooping in with the American flag proudly waving in the backdrop. A wreath graces both sides of this centerpiece while identifying marks are thoughtfully positioned at the round’s top and bottom edges. These marks include ONE TROY OUNCE, 31.1 GRAMS, .999 FINE SILVER, and SILVER TRADE UNIT.


The reverse field of the 1 oz U.S. Assay Office Vintage Art Round reveals additional identifying marks. Inscriptions on this field include MINTED FROM U.S. STRATEGIC STOCKPILE SILVER, 1981, CC, and FORMERLY STORED AT U.S. ASSAY OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO.


The Hunt Brothers attempted to dominate the silver market by stockpiling silver in anticipation of market fluctuations. Their holdings once accounted for around a third of all non-governmental silver. By January 1, 1979, the silver price surged from a little over $6 to an astounding $49.45 per ounce in just a year, resulting in the government’s decision to flood the market with 165 million ounces of silver. This strategic move left the Hunt Brothers with substantial losses exceeding a billion dollars.


To own a piece of history, contact our dedicated team at 888-992-4272. For further assistance, connect with us through email or our convenient online chat feature.

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Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Thickness 3 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 39 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Country United States

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