Sunshine Minting is a private mint offering gold and silver bullion bars. Located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho – one of the most abundant silver-producing regions in the world – the company manufactures precious metal bullion round and bars, along with coin blanks, medallions, and coins for a variety of financial institutions, government mints, and private corporations. From commemorative coins to investment-grade silver bars, Sunshine Mint is known for skilled workmanship and unique products.
One of the most recognized private mints in North America, Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) guarantees the weight and purity of each of its bars, offering an added layer of protection for investors. The company offers a wide range of silver and gold bars and rounds, enabling investors to choose the size that best meets their needs.
In addition to producing their own private bullion products, the Sunshine Mint also produces the blank gold and silver pieces which the US Mint then uses to mint their popular gold and silver American Eagle coins. Given this relationship with the US Government itself, you can rest assured that Sunshine is on the up and up.
Sizes and Design
The obverse of each bar or round features an eagle design with the sun's rays in the background. This is Sunshine Minting's easily-recognizable design, found on all of their precious metal products. The reverse of the bar lists its weight and purity. In doing so, SMI ensures that their bars and rounds are easily traded around the world. Many investors enjoy the classic styling of Sunshine Minting bars. Each bar or round is produced in brilliant uncirculated (BU) proof-like or proof quality.
The bars regularly available through Sunshine include 1 and 10 ounce bars of .999 silver. The one-ounce bar measures approximately 1.14”x1.97”. The ten-ounce bar is 2.05”x3.54”. The company has also produced bars as large as 100 troy ounces. Sunshine Minting has produced silver rounds in 1, 5, and 10 troy ounces, as well as silver bars in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 troy ounce sizes.
In gold bullion, SMI produces gold rounds weighing 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, and 1 troy ounce, as well as bars weighing 1, 5, or 10 grams, or 1 or 10 ounces. This wide range of sizes ensures that there is at least one option available to suit any price point, from a beginning investor purchasing their first coin to an experience investor purchasing dozens of bars at a time.
Newly-minted bars from Sunshine Minting have a unique security feature. Known as MintMark SI, it is expected to be incorporated in every new Sunshine Minting bullion product. It is found on the reverse of the bar, and can only be seen with the special Sunshine Minting decoder lens. When viewed at one angle, the word “Valid” appears in the center of the bar. From another angle, a sunburst appears. This feature is intended to be used for authentication purposes, and cannot be seen without the special lens.
In addition to its immediately recognizable eagle-and-sunshine gold and silver bullion bars, Sunshine Minting Inc. also provides bullion bar blanks to government and private mints worldwide. SMI also creates custom minted bars for a variety of clients, including governments, financial institutions, corporations and major marketing companies, and private groups. This service enables groups to see their image or concept transformed on a silver, gold, platinum, or base metal blank.