US silver Trade Units, also known as silver Rounds, Silver
The US minted Trade dollars in 1873 to 1885 for
International trade to compete with the Spanish dollar which was dominant in
China and Asia. Just under 36 million trade dollars were minted.
International countries still consider non-legal US silver coinage
as Trade units and made famous by the melt down of the 1981 strategies silver
stockpile in America into
One Troy ounce Silver Trade unit .999 pure silver.
The image of the Eagle resting on Olive branch IN GOD WE
TRUST with reverse scales of justice or another design Bald eagle in front
American Flag and mark of US Assay Office where minted in San Francisco
Today many USA Mints produce silver rounds .999 % pure
silver to high standard, but they cannot mint or strike currency.
Well know Private Mints include APMEX, The American Precious
Metals Exchange, Sunshine Minting Inc, Silver towne Mint, , North star mint, worldwide
Mint, Ohio Precious metals LLC, Engelhard, Bison Bullion, Alaska Mint, Scottsdale
Mint , Johnson Matthey , Provident Metals, Ohio Precious Metals, A- Mark
precious Metals, Monarch .
European private mints include
Heraeus Precious Metals, Geiger Silver bar, Credit Suisse,
PAMP Suisse, braid and Co UK.