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What are some facts about Monarch Silver?

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Monarch Precious Metals makes Monarch silver pieces from silver that is .999 fine or greater by hand-pouring the molten metal into molds and stamping them with an old-fashioned mark. The silver is available in rounds, bars, coins and specialty shapes. Monarch silver bars are commonly available in sizes ranging from 1 ounce to 100 ounces.

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Making silver pieces for investment since 2008, Monarch Precious Metals works out of the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. Collectors value Monarch silver for its unique rustic appearance as well as for its investment value. Monarch also manufactures silver world coins for collectors, including American eagle coins and Canadian maple leaf coins.

Monarch's silver bars are its most common investment item. The bars have a rustic matte finish and feature a stamped Monarch logo of a crown formed from the letters MPM. In addition to the logo, the front of each bar bears a stamp showing its weight, metal content and purity. The reverse side is plain unlike the bars from many other refineries, which are often heavily engraved.

Each Monarch silver bar weight features its own shape, and the company regularly offers unique shapes at some weight levels. For example, in 2015, the company offered a skull-shaped 3-ounce bar.

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