There really is no mistaking the irregular shape, distinctive features, and dimpled appearance of Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Nugget Bars. Whether it is a 5 oz., 10 oz., or 1 kilogram .999 pure solid silver bar, the Scottsdale Mint ensures each one varies just slightly to give investors and collectors a truly unique piece of silver bullion.
The obverse of every Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Nugget Bar displays the word TOMBSTONE with ARIZONA TERRITORY stamped just below. Further down the bar, you can find the engraving SILVER NUGGET. On the reverse is its purity, metal content, and weight, along with the official Scottsdale Mint seal. Surrounding these engravings on both sides of each bar is a dimpled finish to make them appear like a raw nugget of silver.
To achieve this dimpled effect and ensure no two Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Nugget Bars are the same, the Scottsdale Mint has to pour each one by hand.
Now known as a small town in Arizona, Tombstone was established in 1877 by a prospector named Ed Schieffelin. At the time, Ed was part of a scouting expedition against the Apache Indians. He was also lodging at Camp Huachuca where he spend some of his time going out into the wilderness looking for rocks. Many soldiers of the camp would tell Ed, “The only stone you will find out there will be your tombstone.”
Ed ignored the warnings and continued hunting for rocks until he came across something rather special. That something special was, in fact, a nugget of silver. With the warnings from the soldiers still fresh in his mind, Ed decided to name his first mine The Tombstone.
In 1983, an estimated $25,000,000 of silver was produced from the mine during its first four years of activity. That’s around $633 million in today’s money. It was writer Patrick Hamilton who came up with the estimated figure, with later estimates including $40 to $85 million ($1.05 to $2.23 billion in modern monetary).
The Tombstone District wasn’t only notable for its silver during these years though. Many killings also took place in the town, with some of the deceased found with rock drill holes on their body. The gunfight at the OK Corral with involvement from Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and Frank McLaury was perhaps Tombstone’s most famous killing event.
All Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Nugget Bars are produced by the Scottsdale Mint, a private mint located in Arizona. Delivering precious metal around the world, the company is recognized for its innovation, consistency, and quality within the industry. Scottsdale Mint is also an ISO 9001-2008 certified company that offers hallmarked products authorized for use in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). As an environmentally responsible business, Scottsdale Mint also uses silver bullion that has been recovered from the manufacturing and photography industry as much as it can.
Synonymous with the classic American West, Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Bars and their rocky appearance are distinct from most other bullion products available today. As no two bars have the exact same shape, features and personality, you can also benefit from owning a completely unique nugget of silver each time you purchase one of these hand poured creations.
Exclusively manufactured by the private Scottsdale Mint in Arizona, all brand new Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Bars come with a drawstring fabric bag and a certificate of authenticity. These bars will also make the perfect addition to your IRA and can be easily stored and stacked despite their rustic finish.
If you’re interested in enhancing your portfolio or collection, feel free to contact Capital Gold Group for the best selection of Scottsdale Tombstone Silver Nugget Bars.