Sunshine Minting

minting institution icon United States of America flag icon Producing bullion protected by innovative anti-counterfeiting measures

The Sunshine Mint is an American private mint that, though especially well known for its silver bullion, produces highly valued gold bars and rounds with a guaranteed fineness of 99.99%. Gold bullion bars are available in sizes ranging from 1 gram up to 1 kg. Almost all Sunshine Mint products feature a soaring eagle in their design, making them easily identifiable. Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) also processes other precious metals besides gold and silver, supplies precious metal blanks to government mints and financial institutions, produces medallions and offers custom minting services to corporations and individuals alike. The Sunshine Mint places special emphasis on the security and authenticity of their products and has been a pioneer in the development of unique solutions to this end.

some of the silver bullion products that the Sunshine Mint produces
the American headquarter of Sunshine Minting Inc. in Idaho
company logo of Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI)

Minting Facilities

Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) manufactures its products in Coeur d’Alene (Idaho), Las Vegas (Nevada) and Shanghai (China). Its corporate headquarter remains in Coeur d’Alene (Idaho). SMI maintains additional sales offices in Canada, Austria and Argentina.

History

The Sunshine Mint was founded in 1979 in Coeur d’Alene (Idaho). SMI has since then achieved a leading position in the industry and has contributed to the setting of new global standards. SMI's emphasis on quality and innovation ensures its continuing advancement in the minting industry. The Sunshine Mint produces both gold and silver bullion products (bars and rounds) that are acclaimed all over the world. Due to the fact that the mint is located in a silver mining region in the United States, SMI's product line is a bit more extensive for silver bullion products.

What makes it special?

The Sunshine Mint offers unique custom minting capabilities for corporations and individuals. Private label bullion designed and produced by SMI can include such unique features such as colorisation, gold and silver plating, the "select plating" of certain features, edge lettering and serial numbering. Besides these collectible-value enhancing methods, custom minting clients can provide their own precious metal (for example silver or gold salvaged from shipwrecks) for all the minting or just the plating of the bullion products. SMI will then certify that the provided precious metal is included in the finished custom minted product.

Bullion products of the Sunshine Mint are available in a large variety of sizes. Available sizes of bullion are/were: 1 gram, 2 gram, 2.5 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram, 1/2 ounce, 20 gram, 1 ounce, 50 gram, 100 gram, 5 ounce, 10 ounce, 1 kilogram, 50 ounce and 100 ounce bars.

Besides verifiable serial numbers and Tamper Evident Packaging (TEP), Sunshine Minting Inc. has developed unique security and authenticity features for their bullion products. The most innovative of those are the Mint Mark SI™ (registered trademark of the Graphic Security Systems Corp.) and COINWISE™ (registered trademark of American Eagle Associate, Inc.) security features. The Mint Mark SI™ feature contains micro-engraving that only becomes visible with a special decoding lens. COINWISE™ is an interactive technology for mobile devices running on Android or iOS. It is directly embedded in the colorised artwork and invisible to the human eye.

Accreditation

Sunshine Minting Inc. obtained its ISO 9001 certification in 2010.

Sunshine Minting Bullion Bars

frontal view of a 1 oz Sunshine Minting gold bar
backside view of a 1 oz Sunshine Minting gold bar

Sunshine Minting Gold Bars

Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) is an American company that has made a name for itself in the bullion market due to the advanced anti-counterfeiting measures it has adopted and some of which it pioneered. Especially SMI's patented Mint Mark SI™security feature has won the respect of investors worldwide. It uses micro-engraving that is only visible through a special Mint Mark SI™ decoding lens. All Sunshine Mint gold bars are made of 99.99% pure gold. The bars are issued in a wide variety of weights ranging from 1 gram up to 1 kg. SMI's gold bullion bars are instantly recognizable due to the soaring eagle design that appears on the front side of the bars. Unique serial numbers and Tamper Evident Packaging (TEP) add further security against counterfeiting. All Sunshine Minting gold bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.

The Sunshine Minting Gold Bar page gives more information about the gold bars that the Sunshine Mint produces and allows you to compare current prices.

frontal view of a 1 oz Sunshine Minting silver bar
backside view of a 1 oz Sunshine Minting silver bar

Sunshine Minting Silver Bars

Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) is an American company that has made a name for itself in the bullion market due to the advanced anti-counterfeiting measures it has adopted and some of which it pioneered. Especially SMI's patented Mint Mark SI™security feature has won the respect of investors worldwide. It uses micro-engraving that is only visible through a special Mint Mark SI™ decoding lens. All Sunshine Mint silver bars are made of 99.9% fine silver. The bars are issued in many different weights ranging from 1/2 oz up to 100 oz. SMI's silver bullion bars are instantly recognizable due to the soaring eagle design that appears on the front side of the bars. Unique serial numbers and Tamper Evident Packaging (TEP) add further security against counterfeiting. All Sunshine Minting silver bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.

The Sunshine Minting Silver Bar page gives more information about the silver bars that the Sunshine Mint produces and allows you to compare current prices.