The luster and lure of copper can’t be denied. The warm reddish-gold color catches the eye immediately, which is one of the reasons it’s one of our most popular metals for coins.
Copper has been used since 8000 B.C. for weapons, jewelry, bowls and tools as it is one of the few metals that can be used in its native format. Our rounds and ingots are struck in 1 A.V.D.P. ounce of copper that is 100% mined in the United States.
Because copper is a softer metal, when it is die struck, each image pops off the copper surface revealing even the smallest of details. These great design characteristics make copper rounds and ingots a must have for any coin collector. Not only are they beautiful, but copper rounds and ingots are generally more affordable than other more precious metals like silver and gold.
Spiking copper prices in the mid-2000s led to a higher than normal demand for copper. Metal collectors jumped on the opportunity to buy copper at the ground floor of its quickly rising value. Since then, the copper market has settled, but the demand for copper coins has remained. Osborne Mint continues to release rounds and ingots featuring both timeless designs and current culture-relevant art.
Today copper coins are collected for a variety of reasons, from the casual collector looking for a great way to increase their collection at an affordable price to the doomsday preppers stock piling copper for the apocalypse.