Carrying the patriotic pride of a nation on their shoulders, the Sunshine Mint is a privately-owned US-based mint that deals in coins and bars that reflect and celebrate American history. Their high-quality refinement techniques are used on standard bars and coins as well, including this 1 ounce Sunshine Gold Bar, which provides investors with a great way to boost their gold stock.
This 1 ounce gold bar has been refined to a purity of .9999 fine gold, which is as good as it gets. The difference between this and .999 gold is marginal but, to highly selective investors, it’s a big difference.
The bar is also left in the manufacturer’s protective packaging, which keeps it safe and also shows information about the product. The packaging is branded with the Sunshine Mint logo and the words “Made in the USA”.
All Sunshine Mint 1 Ounce Gold Bars have a unique serial number, engraved on the bar itself. Along with this number, which you can find on the front of the bar, there is the Sunshine Mint logo, featuring a bald eagle in flight. Information about the bar’s purity and weight is also here.
On the flip side is a sunshine design, which follows a diagonal pattern across the entire surface. In the center there is a unique Mint Mark SI security tag. If you have a decoder lens, point it at this tag to verify the origin, purity and weight of the bar. On a genuine bar, you will see the word “Valid”, which is not visible to the naked eye. These tags are included on most Sunshine Mint bars and rounds, with the exception of a few special edition pieces.
The Sunshine Mint has a small number of rounds and bars in their catalog, despite the fact that they’ve been producing precious metals since 1979. These are all exceptional pieces though, highly prized by investors and coin collectors alike. Based out of Idaho, and with locations in Las Vegas and Shanghai, the Sunshine Mint has always focused on quality, releasing pieces that depict key moments from US history and pieces that reflect the nation’s patriotic values.
Mint: The Sunshine Mint
Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
Purity: .9999 Fine Gold
Features: Mint Mark SI Security