Top-Quality Bullion From Mints Worldwide
At Provident Metals, our goal is to consistently provide the best quality precious metals, coins, and bars available from around the globe.
Mints have a long and rich history, beginning in the 7th century BC, when the first mint was established to produce gold and silver coinage. The method of mass-producing metal coins spread from Lydia to Greece and then across the Mediterranean to the rest of the world, though China and Japan independently engineered their minting process at the same time. The Roman Empire was integral in the propagation of precious metal coins throughout Europe, setting the stage for further developments in coin production.
Metals have always been closely tied to the production of coinage, and are well-suited due to their durability, resistance to corrosion, and rarity. Historically, mints have produced coins, though mints began producing bars in Europe during the Middle Ages.
Modern industrial techniques have replaced those antiquated hand-pounded coins and bars, but each of the mints associated with Provident Metals carries that legacy of quality and innovation.