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If you love celebrating the holiday season and preserving the value of wealth, you’re in luck! We’ve secured a lot of limited edition one ounce silver rounds featuring a group of penguins – or a “waddle”, as they’re known – in the midst of stringing their holiday lights up. These adorable coins are ideal for gifting or adding to any precious metal collection of animal or seasonal imagery.
The front of the round displays six penguins of various sizes, one of whom is wearing a festive holiday hat. Between them, the penguins hold a string of holiday lights in their flippers, with one penguin holding both its arms up with its head cocked slightly to the side in an expression of curiosity. Do all the lights in that string work? Only the penguins know!
The penguins and the fluffy snow in front of them are depicted in bright silver, along with “Happy Holidays”. The background is darkened, ensuring that the penguins and their message really pop.
The reverse side of the round has a simple and elegant snowflake pattern which can also be found on other holiday-themed rounds, such as the Night of Jesus' Birth silver round. The round's precious metal content and weight are also displayed on the reverse side: one troy ounce, .999 fine silver.
While any silver is collectible right now – owing to the unstable financial markets around the world – this round is especially limited due to its low production count and seasonal nature. Don’t miss out!
While many coins are technically round, not all rounds are coins! As a collector, it’s important to understand the difference between coins and rounds. While the two share similarities, there are some key differences. This particular product is a round, not a coin, but people may still refer to rounds colloquially as coins. So you're likely to hear this round referred to as a "commemorative coin" or the "Holiday Penguins Coin", but we try to avoid using "coin" when talking about rounds.
If you're curious about the difference between a coin and a round, here you go: first, and perhaps most important, coins are legal tender. This means that they were issued by a government body, carry an official mark and are considered to be currency. This means that coins have two values – one being the tradable value of the country's currency (such as a $1 dollar Loonie coin having the value of $1 CAN), and the other being the value of the coin's weight in precious metals. Rounds, by comparison, have only the value of their precious metal content. This is due to rounds being typically produced by private or non-governmental mints, perhaps as special edition souvenirs or commemorative collectibles, but mostly as a method of making precious metals into small, convenient shapes. Value-wise, rounds could essentially be considered to be bullion produced with a round shape.
Of course, particular rounds may have specific collectible value beyond their metal content (such as their artistry, rarity, and the mint that made them). In short, coins are legal currency, rounds aren’t. Both can contain valuable precious metals. Happy collecting!
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