The 1oz Prospector Replica Silver Round commemorates one of the rarest coins in the U.S., the California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. First released in 1925, the California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar, also known as the Prospector Coin, was released by the United States Mint in honor of California’s 75th Anniversary as a state. Presently, only about 86,594 such coins are left in existence, making this silver round ideal for coin enthusiasts longing to have a glimpse of the highly sought-after collectible.
Each prospector round has been minted in 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. All rounds are guaranteed to be delivered in new condition, encased in a plastic sleeve for protection during the transport process. Larger orders containing intervals of 20 rounds will ship in their mint sealed tubes.
Featured on the original California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar is an illustration of a prospector. The prospector stands a symbol of the 1849 gold rush, which was ultimately responsible for California achieving its statehood. As with the original design, the prospector is depicted kneeling over the rocky terrain as he checks his mining pan for any signs of gold. Emanating behind him are beams of sunlight. The word “Liberty” appears in an arched formation directly above him. Omitted from the original design is the phrase “California’s Diamond Jubilee” along with the mintage year of “1925.”
Gracing the reverse side of the round is California’s official state mascot, the grizzly bear. From its thick coat of fur to its significant girth, artists have taken great care to capture every detail of this ferocious predator. Hovering over the fierce grizzly are the words, “E Pluribus Unum.” At the bottom of the round, the nation’s name and coin’s denomination have been replaced by the weight and purity of the round.
This 1 oz Prospector Replica Silver Round offers an impressive rendition of the original half-dollar design and is sure to be a popular piece for both collectors and investors.