Provident Metals is proud to offer something for every monetary enthusiast. While modern bullion coins and bars are exceptionally popular with investors, many collectors have a wide range of interests that include not only the designs found on commemorative bullion coins, but also historic designs that were once in circulation on paper notes from around the world. US paper money is particularly popular with collectors as notes issued in the late-19th and early-20th centuries boasted some of the best designs in American history. Learn more about all of the legal tender options available to you at Provident Metals.
Legal tender coins from the United States Mint can be modified in numerous ways by private mints to create collectible items. There are several ways in which legal tender coins can be altered to either enhance the existing visuals or create new visual brilliance for the purposes of commemorating important historical moments. The two most common ways of enhancing legal tender coins are the following:
If there was a golden age of American paper note design, it came in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The 1890s and 1900s saw a boom in American paper note design that shifted away from prominent dignitaries of the past to feature works of art on American notes. Designs such as the 1901 Bison Note, the Educational Series Silver Certificates of 1896, and the 1899 Running Antelope Silver Certificate. Many of these popular designs have been brought back to life on the face of modern Federal Reserve Notes from the US Treasury.
Private mints focus on using low-denomination bills such as the $1, $2, and $5 (USD) Federal Reserve Note to revive these images. Although the modern notes are legal tender, the goal is to create a collectible piece that features high-definition, full-color graphics on the obverse side that replicate some of the aforementioned historic note designs. The designs appear exactly as they did on notes issued more than 100 years ago, but have all the visual hallmarks of modern, high-definition imaging technology.
For the keen collector, Provident Metals even offers historic legal tender notes that were once in circulation in the United States and are increasingly hard to find as time passes and the notes deteriorate or exist only in private collections. Examples of some of the historic notes you can find include, but are not limited to, the following:
Please feel free to contact Provident Metals if you have any questions about our legal tender options. You can call us on the phone at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries. Our Payment Policies page can help you figure out which payment methods we accept, what discounts we may offer, and what minimums and maximum may apply based upon the payment method. You are always welcome to reach out to our customer service team for additional clarification.