Copper continues to be a vital and valuable material in our modern world, with applications ranging from electrical wiring and plumbing to telecommunications and renewable energy technologies. Its long history as a versatile and durable material has ensured its enduring importance in society. Since 2009, copper rounds have grown in popularity with investors and also grown in terms of the variety of designs available to both investors and collectors.
As you shop for 1 oz copper rounds at Provident Metals, the most important factor to keep in mind is the weight of copper rounds. Copper rounds are not measured in the traditional Troy ounce weight of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Instead, copper rounds are measured in the same manner as grain, flour, and sugar: using Avoirdupois (AVDP) ounces.
Using Grams as a common base measurement of weight, you’ll find that 1 Troy oz is equivalent to 31.1035 Grams, while 1 AVDP oz is equivalent to 28.3495 Grams. Simply put, 1 Troy oz is heavier than 1 AVDP oz. Though it seems like a negligible difference, it’s important to know the difference because this different in weight and volume can add up in larger purchases.
Since being introduced in 2009, copper bullion rounds have taken off in terms of popularity. In response to the interest of investors and collectors, private mints have used copper as the basis for a variety of different design concepts that include, but are not limited to the following:
Whether you’re new to copper rounds or have been buying for years, Provident Metals is here to help. Please call us with any questions at 800-313-3315, chat with us online, or email us directly.