I'm really excited yet again to review an awesome metal bullion mint today, Joliet Metal Mint.
I recently discovered Joliet on eBay and you can check out their eBay store to the left. As you may
know from my reviews of Jetco Mint,
Market Harmony, and
Tacoma Copper, I'm about the biggest
fan there is of niche metal bullion mints (especially those that specialize in base metals). Joliet Mint
is really special because they offer zinc bullion and
tin bullion, two awesome base metals
which you just don't see that much. I'm the kind of guy who likes to own all the different metal bullion
bars. If you've been around here for a while, I'm sure you know by now all about my obsession for
copper bullion. However, this obsession for copper
has also expanded into one for all the other base metals (aluminum,
tin, and zinc). Joliet Mint makes it easy
for one to round out their portfolio. I'm now a very proud owner of Joliet tin and zinc bullion bars,
pictured throughout this article (make sure to check out the pictures at the end).
Which Metals Did I Purchase From Joliet Metal Mint?
Now, onto the really fun part. What did I end up buying? It was really easy decision. As someone who
loves metal bullion ingots, I absolutely had to buy their zinc bullion bar pictured below
and to the right. Just look at the bar shine! Zinc is a really neat metal that I have not seen anywhere
else. This bar is thick, heavy, and impressive - I could not be happier with it! As an interesting fact,
pennies are primarily composed of zinc these days with a little copper. You only see the copper coating
the outside so it's really fun to now get a sense of how zinc looks. It's a very shiny metal, very similar
to tin bullion. Another interesting fact: For a while, zinc was appreciating in price enough that it was
worth more than the face value of the penny. While base metals have gone down in price a bit, they are
on the rebound again and I expect long term the price of zinc to appreciate. Joliet offers a variety of
zinc bullion bars, some much larger than my bar (even though my bar is already hefty). I look forward
to buying some of these larger bars in the future.
I Also Purchased Tin Bullion Bars
In addition to my beautiful hefty zinc bullion bar, I purchased two tin bullion bars. The first is a
beautiful 10 ounce tin bullion bar. I wrote a separate article all about my
10 Oz Joliet Tin Bar and you can also see more
images of it below. In addition to the 10 oz tin bar, I also picked up a half ounce tin bullion bar.
The half ounce bar is a really unique item. I have not seen too many "mini" ingots out there
so it makes a really awesome collectible, gift, and conversation piece. This "loaf" of tin bullion
is very impressive and neat. I'm thrilled to now own several tin bullion bars in my portfolio and Joliet's
are some of the best out there.
Small Gold and Silver Coins From Joliet Metal Mint
As you may know, I'm a big fan of small fractional gold coins.
Out of the universe of fractional gold coins, I especially like tenth ounce gold coins such as the
1/10 gold eagle. Why do I like these
so much? Two reasons. First, they're more accessible to smaller investors like myself. Second, they make
more sense in an environment of appreciating gold. The price of gold
is at $950 per ounce. Smaller gold coins provide for easier exchange when you just want to sell or trade
a little gold, especially helpful if you're planning for more government problems in the future. Joliet Mint takes
this concept to the next level. They offer 1/2 gram and even 1 troy grain gold bullions coins. Moreover,
they offer small 1 gram silver coins (you can see a picture of mine below).
My Experience Ordering From Joliet Metals
After placing my order with Joliet Mint, I only had to wait about a week or so for my package. That is
just about as fast as I've ever seen metal bullion ship. Looking at all the various metal bullion mints,
I have come to expect a wait time of anywhere from 1 week to about 5 weeks. I'm happy with all of these
wait times because I understand how time consuming shipping can be and the challenges of running a business.
Looking through this lens, it's even more impressive that Joliet Mint was able to ship my order so fast.
In addition to the fast shipping, my bullion arrived in perfect condition. It was neatly wrapped in newspaper
and packed very well inside the box. As soon as I got my bullion, I handled it with care (with gloves) to
prevent tarnishing. When I was done inspecting, enjoying, and taking pictures of my bullion, I then
sealed all my bars in Ziplock bags. I like to store all of my bullion bars in Ziplock bags to protect
them. I'm a smaller investor so I needed to prioritize my order (I couldn't order everything I wanted).
At the same time, this gives me something to look forward to. Joliet Mint has joined the ranks of my favorite
bullion mints online and I will be ordering from them many more times in the future. I highly recommend you
check them out, you will not be disappointed! Make sure to check out all the images below of my bullion from
Joliet Metal Mint.
My 10 Ounce Tin Bullion Bar From Joliet Metals (Obverse)
My 10 Oz Tin Bullion Ingot From Joliet Mint (Reverse)
My 1/2 Oz Tin Bar & Small Silver Coin
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