1760 Highway 49 A140
Auburn, CA 95603
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JH MINT in Auburn, California displays Up-To-The-Minute Silver Prices in our retail store and on our website. Scroll down or click here to see our current priceboard, or continue to our homepage at auburnsilverandgold.com.
We routinely buy, sell and trade physical silver in all of the most popular formats and usually have all of the following items in stock. We can broker any size transaction up to seven figures.
- Silver 100 oz. Bar
- Silver 10 oz. Bar
- Silver 1 oz. Bar
- Silver 1 oz. Rounds
- Silver Morgan Dollars
- Silver Peace Dollars
- Silver 1 oz. American Eagles
- Silver 720 oz. Bag, $1000 face
- Silver 180 oz. 1/4 Bag, $250 face
Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, and it is used to make ornaments, jewelry, high-value tableware, utensils (hence the term silverware), and currency coins. Today, silver metal is also used in electrical contacts and conductors, in mirrors and in catalysis of chemical reactions. Its compounds are used in photographic film, and dilute silver nitrate solutions and other silver compounds are used as disinfectants and microbiocides. While many medical antimicrobial uses of silver have been supplanted by antibiotics, further research into clinical potential continues.
Silver, in the form of electrum (a gold–silver alloy), was coined to produce money around 700 BC by the Lydians. Later, silver was refined and coined in its pure form. Many nations used silver as the basic unit of monetary value. In the modern world, silver bullion has the ISO currency code XAG. The name of the pound sterling reflects the fact it originally represented the value of one troy pound of sterling silver; other historical currencies, such as the French livre, have similar etymologies. During the 19th century, the bimetallism that prevailed in most countries was undermined by the discovery of large deposits of silver in the Americas; fearing a sharp decrease in the value of silver and thus the currency, most states switched to a gold standard by 1900. In the Spanish language, Plata means both silver and money.
The 20th century saw a gradual movement to fiat currency, with most of the world monetary system losing its link to precious metals after Richard Nixon took the United States dollar off the gold standard in 1971; the last currency backed by gold was the Swiss franc, which became a pure fiat currency on 1 May 2000. During this same period, silver gradually ceased to be used in circulating coins; the United States minted its last circulating silver coin in 1969.
Gold Country (also Mother Lode Country) is a region in the central and northeastern part of California, United States. It is famed for the mineral deposits and gold mines that attracted waves of immigrants, known as the 49ers, during the 1849 California Gold Rush.
Auburn is the county seat of Placer County, California. Its population at the 2010 census was 13,330. Auburn is known for its California Gold Rush history.
Auburn is part of the Greater Sacramento area.