Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the Sunshine Minting Company.
Idaho (Sunshine Minting)
The refined folks at Sunshine Minting (with several facilities, one of them in Coeur d’Alene) are seeing a jump in wholesale orders, because of rising silver prices. They make 1-ounce .999 silver planchets (blanks) for many other private mints and the popular U.S. Mint for the American Eagle coin minting program. The planchets for the discontinued American Redoubt coins also came from Sunshine Minting. They also make bars, up to 100 ounce weight, for companies such as APMEX. And of course they produce silver rounds and bars with their own logo. Those are sold by all of the major bullion coin sellers, and are so ubiquitous that you’ll often find them on eBay and at local coin shops.
I should mention that there seems to be some confusion between the company names of the famous Sunshine Mine and and Sunshine Minting. They are separate companies. Their only relationship at present is that Sunshine Minting does buy some silver from the Sunshine Mine. Started in 1884, the Sunshine Mine is still going strong, producing a high volume of silver ore.
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