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All About Silver Bullet Bullion

July 29, 2014 0 Comments

In the coin business, rarely does a product come around that takes the community by surprise. New coin designs are known in advance, with their respective release dates being published months prior. The buzz is out many months before a coin or round is even minted, and seasoned numismatists can recognize which coin products will be a hit, and which will be a bust. Silver bullets (which came on the market this past year) are one of those rare products that took the coin world by storm and sold so fast that dealers had a difficult time keeping them stocked.

Silver Bullets All Sizes

Why were the silver bullets so popular and a surprise? One, they were created by a private mint, not an official sovereign mint so their creation and release wasn’t well publicized. As we stated above, all official mint products go through the propaganda machine with photos, articles, release dates, etc. Even though the bullets were created by the well-known NTR Metals, they’re still a private mint and were able to mint the bullets without any fuss. The second reason is that the bullets captured a specific audience. Instead of the product being a coin or round, it was in the shape of a bullet. This spawned gun enthusiasts, hunters, police officers, former military, comic collectors (silver bullets kill werewolves) and countless others to buy the bullets for themselves or as gifts for people they thought would appreciate the item. Not only did they capture that niche market, but they also had the backing of the entire precious metals collector/investor market as well.

What Size Silver Bullets Are Available?

1 oz Silver Bullet .45 ACP

1 oz Silver BulletThe one ounce silver bullet is modeled after the .45 caliber ACP, also known as the .45 Auto by C.I.P., designed by the famed John Browning in 1904. It was created for his then prototype Colt semi-automatic .45 caliber pistol. This pistol would eventually be the M1911 handgun and was adopted for widespread use by the United States Army in 1911.

Each one ounce silver bullet contains exactly 1 troy ounce of pure .999-fine silver.

 


 

 2 oz Silver Bullet .308 (7.62 NATO)

2 oz Silver BulletThe two ounce silver bullet is modeled after the .308 Winchester (pronounced “three-oh-eight” or “three-aught-eight”) rifle cartridge. Introduced in 1952, the .308 Winchester was produced for use in their commercial hunting rifles. The bullet fit the Winchester Model 70 and the Model 88. Even though the cartridge is over 50 years old, it has become the most popular short-action, big-hunting shell worldwide. 2 years after its introduction, the .308 Winchester was adopted by NATO as the 7.62x51mm NATO shell. Its primary use was widespread as the cartridge could be used for machine guns, sniper rifles, and the service weapons that were chosen by Special Operations Forces. Although the .308 Winchester and the 7.62x51mm NATO are not identical, the cartridges are close enough in design that they can be loaded into rifles of each caliber.

Each two ounce silver bullet contains exactly two troy ounces of pure .999-fine silver.

 


 

10 oz Silver Bullet .50 BMG

10 oz. Silver BulletThe 10 ounce silver bullet is modeled after the .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun or the 12.7x99mm NATO cartridge. Developed in the late 1910’s the .50 BMG was developed for use in the Browning .50 caliber machine gun, although it did not officially enter into service until 1921. Based on a largely scaled-up .30-06 cartridge, the .50 BMG became a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries. The cartridge has become a staple in military warfare with a wide array of uses ranging from long-range sniper and target rifles, to .50 caliber machine guns. The .50 BMG also has varying purposes such as armor piercing, and incendiary purposes as well as standard ball, tracer and saboted sub-caliber rounds.

Each ten ounce silver bullet contains exactly ten troy ounces of pure .999-fine silver.

 


 

25 oz Silver Bullet 20mm

25 oz. Silver BulletThe 25 ounce silver bullet is modeled after the 20mm caliber cannon ammunition. Although not a regularly-recognized form of ammunition, tank operators and military infantry soldiers would be familiar with the 20mm shell casing because of its use in anti-tank rifles. Although, its primary use is for large targets such as buildings, vehicles and/or aircraft.

Each twenty-five ounce silver bullet contains exactly 25 ounces of pure .999-fine silver.

 


 

100 oz Silver Bullet 30mm

100 oz. Silver Bullet with 1 oz. Silver BulletThe 100 ounce silver bullet is modeled after the 30mm caliber round. A very large caliber round, the 30mm is primarily used for firing out of land and air weapons designed to pierce the armor of plated aircrafts and other land-based vehicles. The 30mm bullets are sometimes produced with high-explosives to inflict further damage on the vehicles or buildings they are targeting. The primary weapon that uses the 30mm caliber round are autocanons.

Each one hundred ounce silver bullet contains exactly 100 ounces of pure .999-fine silver.

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