Frequently Asked Questions
Who creates and mints Silver Shield art rounds?
Silver Shield art rounds are created by Chris Duane and his Silver Shield Group, and minted by the Golden State Mint.
Is the Silver Shield Guide affiliated with the Silver Shield Group?
The Silver Shield Guide is an independent project and publication, financially supported by subscribers and guide purchasers.
Why should I invest in Silver Shield silver art rounds?
Silver Shield art rounds capture numismatic value appreciation potential as well as silver value appreciation potential . Silver Shield investors regard this as integral to their well diversified physical silver holdings, typically also including bullion silver, and constitutional "junk" silver. They typically do not plan to sell quickly, or all their collection all at ounce, and have a long term outlook.
Why can't I find my Silver Shield round in your guide?
The guide contains all known authorized releases of Silver Shield rounds. As with any popular minted product, there are also unauthorized and counterfeit versions of Silver Shield rounds in the market. The guide is useful for verifying authenticity prior to acquisition. If your believe your round is genuine, but can't find it in the guide, please contact me.
Is there a difference between the online guide and published (digital and printed) guides
Information for all designs and releases are exactly the same in the published and online guides at the annual published guide release date (around January 31). Then the online guide is further updated almost daily for new designs, releases, and significant valuation changes through the current year. The online guide is available to subscribers.
Is the guide available for purchase from other venues, such as Amazon?
The guide is only available for exclusive purchase on this website. However, some re-sellers may choose to re-sell the guide on their venues.
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