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This page contains our current information on Engelhard 1oz silver rounds, focusing predominantly on the acclaimed Engelhard Prospector, along with other limited-production rounds either by Engelhard or commissioned industry affiliates. 

Prospector Class:

The 1oz Engelhard Prospectors are the most well recognized of the Engelhard rounds, and were produced from 1982 through 1988.  The Engelhard ‘Large E’ logo appeared on the reverse from 1982 through 1984, and the standard ‘Eagle’ logo appeared on the reverse from 1984 through 1987 [so there were 2 different designs in 1984].  In 1985, Engelhard also created 1/10oz, 1/4oz, and 1/2oz Prospectors.  These fractional rounds were sold in tubes and many full tubes are periodically available on the market.  Also included are the more rare proof variety, which we believe were issued in protective plastic capsules.

These are commonly counterfeited [starting July 2011 or earlier]. Be especially careful of the 1oz 1984 American Prospector with the Engelhard ‘Large E’ logo on the reverse as they seems to be the most prevalent.  Also, be careful of any that appear to be proof [there were very few genuine Engelhard proofs produced], especially if more than 1 appear in the same offering. Another warning sign is proof-like Prospectors that are sold in hard plastic air-tites, as most or all of the Chinese counterfeits were issued with them.

EXAMPLENAMEOBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYICR | MINTAGE
Canadian ProspectorCanadian Prospector[Image of Prospector]  [THE CANADIAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Image of Goose]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Canadian Prospector special release in proof finish.  Originally issued in a velvet box with Engelhard ‘Triangle’ logo on the inside, registered July 10, 1987, though seen in use as early as 1985.  Reverse design matches ‘Eagle’ logo that started in 1984, and research shows that the term ‘Canadian Prospector’ was trademarked by Engelhard in 1986. That suggests production between 1985-1986.
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ICR Tier 1 - Small <250
MINTAGE
1982 | Prospector 21982 Prospector | Engelhard Large ‘E’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1982]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD] [Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Standard production round. ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
MINTAGE
photo copy 51982 Proof Prospector | Engelhard Large ‘E’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1982]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Proof variety, note the frosted image and font surfaces against mirror finish background in comparison to brilliant uncirculated variety. ICR Tier 1 - Small <250
MINTAGE
1983 | Prospector1983 Prospector | Engelhard Large ‘E’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1983]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Standard production round.  Important to note that 1983 and 1987 are believed to be of considerably lower mintage than other years of standard American Prospector rounds.ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
MINTAGE
1983 | Proof1983 Proof Prospector | Engelhard Large ‘E’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1982]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Proof variety, note the frosted image and font surfaces against mirror finish background in comparison to brilliant uncirculated variety. ICR Tier 1 - Small <250
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 9.06.57 AM1983 Proof Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1983]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Proof variety, note the frosted image and font surfaces against mirror finish background in comparison to brilliant uncirculated variety.ICR Tier 1 - Small<100
MINTAGE
1984 | Prospector1984 Prospector | Engelhard Large ‘E’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1984]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Note that Engelhard produced both variety of reverse design in 1984 – one with Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo reverse, and another with the newer ‘Eagle’ reverse. ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
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1984 | Prospector 21984 Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1984]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Note that Engelhard produced both variety of reverse design in 1984 – one with Engelhard Large ‘E’ Logo reverse, and another with the newer ‘Eagle’ reverse. ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
MINTAGE
1985 1-101985 1/10oz Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse [U.S.A. 1985]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]The 1/10 oz Prospector was produced exclusively in 1985.ICR Tier 4 - Small <50,000
MINTAGE
1985 1-41985 1/4oz Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1985]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]The 1/4 oz Prospector was produced exclusively in 1985.  Important to note this 1/4 oz Prospector is believed to be of considerably lower mintage than other years of fractional sized American Prospector rounds.ICR Tier 4 - Small <25,000
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1985 | 1-21985 1/2oz Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1985]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]The 1/2 oz Prospector was produced exclusively in 1985.ICR Tier 4 - Small <50,000
MINTAGE
1985 | 1oz1985 1oz Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1985]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Standard production round. ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 3.28.45 AM1985 Proof Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1985]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Proof variety, note the frosted image and font surfaces against mirror finish background in comparison to brilliant uncirculated variety. ICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
1986 | Prospector1986 Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1986]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Standard production round.ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 8.02.18 AM1986 Proof Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1986]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Proof variety, note the frosted image and font surfaces against mirror finish background in comparison to brilliant uncirculated variety. ICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
1987 | Prospector1987 1oz Prospector | Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Reverse[U.S.A. 1987]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]1987 was the last year of standard production prospectors, likely due to the introduction of American Silver Eagles.  As such, we believe these 1987 rounds to have been produced in lower quantity than the other years, 1983 notwithstanding.ICR Tier 5 - Small >75,000
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1988 Prospector | Bancorp1988 Prospector | Summit Bancorporation counterstamp[U.S.A. 1988]  [Image of Prospector]  [THE AMERICAN PROSPECTOR]  [Beaded Outer Circle][The Summit Bancorporation]  [Custom Logo]  [OCTOBER 27, 1988]  [ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER]Summit Bancorporation’s history traces back to its initial January 1, 1891 incorporation as The Summit Bank in Summit, New Jersey.  We believe this round was issued to promote Summit Bancorporation’s expansion into fixed annuities under the ambitious new leadership of CEO Robert G. Cox.ICR Tier 1 - Small <100
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1985 American Prospector Rounds | Supplemental Information

Engelhard’s 1985 American Prospector fractional series rounds were originally issued in hard plastic tubes with the ‘American Flag Logo’ and cap stickers designating weight class and quantity. The 1oz American Prospector rounds were issued in ‘lollipop’ plastic wrapper in series of 10 pieces or in opaque plastic mint tubes, pictured below. The 1oz mint tubes were produced by Alfred B. Colella of West Corvina, California and depict the Engelhard Large ‘E’ Globe Logo on the cap.  The tubes typically demand a premium, when available, and are rarely found in 1/4oz specification.

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Other Rounds:
EXAMPLENAMEOBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYSAMPLE
SERIAL
NUMBERS
ICR | MINTAGE
Indiana1975 Indiana Silver Company[UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL]  [1776-1976]  [Outline of United States with ‘JULY 4, 1776 – DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo]  [1975][INDIANA SILVER COMPANY]  [.999 FINE]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [Outline of Indiana Counties]  [Serial Number]  [PURE SILVER]Similar to the Engelhard 1976 Ohio round and very similar to its 1976 Indiana Silver Company round counterpart, both displayed below.  Originally issued in sealed packaging and with certificate of authenticity, pictured below
.1oz Indiana Round Sheet

1oz Indiana Round COA
2050
4829
ICR Tier 2 - Small5,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 9.31.36 AM1975 Stevcoknit[stevcoknit]  [Stevco Custom ‘Asterisk’ Logo]  [1975]  [FABRICS OF STERLING QUALITY][stevcowovens]  [Stevco Custom Logo]  [ENGELHARD .999 FINE SILVER]  [1 TROY OUNCE]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo in Elongated Octagon]  [FABRICS OF STERLING QUALITY]Produced by Engelhard in 1975 for Stevco [Stevcowovens/Stevcoknit].  The Stevcoknit trademark was filed for registration by Stevcoknit Textile Company in November, 1961, to be used for Knitted Textile Fabrics Made of Cotton, Wool and Synthetic Fibers.  The company was incorporated in April, 1971, and innovated high quality and technologically advanced fabrics.  SEC records indicate Delta Woodside Industries acquired Stevcoknit Fabrics Company, of North Carolina, in 1986 and closed operations in 1998 due to losses incurred from outdated textile equipment.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <5,000
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 Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 4.11.04 PM1976 Indiana Silver Company[UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL]  [1776-1976]  [Perimeter of Stars]  [Outline of United States and Alaska with ‘Liberty Prosperity Solid Wealth’ in Script Font]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo]  [1976][INDIANA SILVER COMPANY]  [.999 FINE]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [Outline of Indiana Counties]  [Serial Number]  [PURE SILVER]More recently produced variation of the 1975 Indiana Silver Company round, displayed above.0710
1360
ICR Tier 2 - Small <5,000
MINTAGE
1976 STEVCO1976 Stevcoknit[stevcowovens]  [1976]  [Stevco Custom Fabric Machinery Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER][stevcoknit]  [Stevco Custom Fabric Machinery Logo]  [FABRICS OF STERLING QUALITY]Produced by Engelhard in 1976 for Stevco [Stevcowovens/Stevcoknit].  The Stevcoknit trademark was filed for registration by Stevcoknit Textile Company in November, 1961, to be used for Knitted Textile Fabrics Made of Cotton, Wool and Synthetic Fibers.  The company was incorporated in April, 1971, and innovated high quality and technologically advanced fabrics.  SEC records indicate Delta Woodside Industries acquired Stevcoknit Fabrics Company, of North Carolina, in 1986 and closed operations in 1998 due to losses incurred from outdated textile equipment.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small <1,000
MINTAGE
Ohio1976 United Silver Standard of Ohio[UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL]  [1776-1976]  [Outline of United States with ‘Liberty Prosperity Solid Wealth’]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo]  [1976][UNITED SILVER STANDARD OF OHIO]  [1 TROY OZ]   [Outline of Ohio Counties]  [USAA Silver Standard Logo]  [Serial Number]  [.999 FINE]  [PURE SILVER]Very similar to the 1975 and 1976 Indiana Silver Company rounds.0853
1434
1572
1573
ICR Tier 2 - Small <2,000
MINTAGE
Engelhard New Jersey E Round1976 New Jersey ‘E’ Round
[ENGELHARD CORPORATION]  [Large ‘E’ Globe Logo][NEW JERSEY]  [The Garden State]  [Outline of New Jersey Counties]  [3rd State of the Union]  [THE ENGELHARD MINT]Specialty round produced by The Engelhard Mint.N/A
ICR Tier 1 - Small<500
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 10.52.10 AM1976 New Jersey ‘E MC’ Round[ENGELHARD MINERALS & CHEMICALS CORPORATION]  [Large ‘E MC’ Globe Logo][NEW JERSEY]  [The Garden State]  [Outline of New Jersey Counties]  [3rd State of the Union]  [THE ENGELHARD MINT]Specialty round produced by The Engelhard Mint.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small<500
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 10.02.51 AM1976 New Jersey ‘American Bicentennial’[AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL]  [Image of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride of April 18, 1775]  [1776 • 1976][NEW JERSEY]  [The Garden State]  [Outline of New Jersey Counties]  [3rd State of the Union]  [THE ENGELHARD MINT]Produced by The Engelhard Mint to commemorate The 1779-1976 American Bicentennial.  Reverse celebrates New Jersey as the 3rd State admitted to the Union.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <1,000
MINTAGE
Screen-Shot-2014-03-05-at-8.22.58-AM1977 Stevcoknit[stevcoknit]  [Stevco Cotton and Spool Logo]  [1977]  [FABRICS OF STERLING QUALITY][stevcowovens]  [Stevco Custom Fabric Engineer Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE]  [.999 FINE SILVER]  [FROM NATURAL AND MAN MADE YARNS]Produced by Engelhard in 1977 for Stevco [Stevcowovens/Stevcoknit].  The Stevcoknit trademark was filed for registration by Stevcoknit Textile Company in November, 1961, to be used for Knitted Textile Fabrics Made of Cotton, Wool and Synthetic Fibers.  The company was incorporated in April, 1971, and innovated high quality and technologically advanced fabrics.  SEC records indicate Delta Woodside Industries acquired Stevcoknit Fabrics Company, of North Carolina, in 1986 and closed operations in 1998 due to losses incurred from outdated textile equipment.  Originally issued in sealed packaging, as shown below.$_57N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <1,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 9.35.42 AM1978 Stevcoknit [stevcoknit]  [Stevco Custom Fabric Machinery Logo]  [1978] [FABRICS OF STERLING QUALITY][stevcowovens]  [Stevco Custom Fabric Machinery Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo]  [THROUGH EXPERT DYEING & FINISHING]Produced by Engelhard in 1978 for Stevco [Stevcowovens/Stevcoknit].  The Stevcoknit trademark was filed for registration by Stevcoknit Textile Company in November, 1961, to be used for Knitted Textile Fabrics Made of Cotton, Wool and Synthetic Fibers.  The company was incorporated in April, 1971, and innovated high quality and technologically advanced fabrics.  SEC records indicate Delta Woodside Industries acquired Stevcoknit Fabrics Company, of North Carolina, in 1986 and closed operations in 1998 due to losses incurred from outdated textile equipment.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <1,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 9.44.13 AM1981 Wedding Round[Kathe & Irving Isko]  [Image of Two Loving Hands]  [August 28, 1981][Patterned Background]  [WHITHER THOU GOEST, I WILL GO]  [Images of Wheat]  [ENGELHARD FINE SILVER]We believe these rounds were produced in commemoration of Kathe & Irving Isko’s wedding and given out as gifts to attendees of the wedding.  Irving D. Isko retired as the Engelhard President and CEO in February, 1984 after 25 years of service to the Engelhard Corporation.  Our thanks to GOOB for the information on this round!N/AICR Tier 2 - Small<1,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 9.32.15 AM1981 Engelhard Sheffield Smelting[Engelhard Sheffield Smelting Custom Coat of Arms Hallmark][Decorative Scroll Border]  [Sheffield Rose]  [ENGELHARD Sheffield Smelting in Italicized Rectangle]  [Sheffield Rose]Surprisingly decorative and attractive British commemorative round produced by Engelhard Sheffield Smelting division. N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <100
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photo1982 Environmental Award[Engelhard Globe Logo]  [ENGELHARD CORPORATION]  [RECIPIENT OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD OF THE DECADE]  [PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME]  [FINE SILVER][Engelhard Globe Logo]  [Two United Nations Logos]Produced in .999 fineness to commemorate Engelhard Corporation’s 1982 ‘Award of the Decade’ for environmental innovation and achievement.  Engelhard is credited with inventing the first production catalytic converter in 1973 to reduce emissions from vehicle exhaust.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 1.01.06 PM1982 Environmental Award[Engelhard Globe Logo]  [ENGELHARD CORPORATION]  [RECIPIENT OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD OF THE DECADE]  [PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME]  [STERLING SILVER][Engelhard Globe Logo]  [Two United Nations Logos]Produced in .925 sterling silver to commemorate Engelhard Corporation’s 1982 ‘Award of the Decade’ for environmental innovation and achievement.  Engelhard is credited with inventing the first production catalytic converter in 1973 to reduce emissions from vehicle exhaust.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
photo copy 71983 Baker Service Club[BAKER SERVICE CLUB]  [Engelhard Bull Logo]  [Service Award][ENGELHARD]  [One Troy Ounce]  [Engelhard ‘EMC’ Logo]  [.999 Fine Silver]  [INDUSTRIES]Issued in 1983, also produced in 5oz platinum variety.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <250 MINTAGE
photo copy 91983 Cinderford[THE WORLD’S FIRST REFINERY DEDICATED TO THE TREATMENT OF ELECTRONIC SCRAP]  [ENGELHARD]  [ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED]  [Image of Refinery]  [INAUGURATED 8th DECEMBER 1983]  [CINDERFORD][FINE SILVER]  [REFINED BY ‘ENGELHARD’]The Cinderford facility is located in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.  Originally issued in presentation case, pictured below.
1oz 1983 Cinderford Round Case
N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <250
MINTAGE
screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-3-44-18-pm1983 Australia[ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard Globe Logo]  [AUSTRALIA][ENGELHARD AUSTRALIA]  [1958•1983]  [Outline of Australia]  [25]  [STERLING SILVER]  Sterling silver round issued by Engelhard Australia to commemorate their 25th anniversary.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small<250
MINTAGE
Liberty 11985 Liberty Trade Silver[Head of Statue of Liberty]  [1985][LIBERTY TRADE SILVER]  [MADE IN U.S.A.]  [.999 FINE SILVER 1 TROY OZ.]  [E]  [©1985 MTB]Produced by Engelhard for Manfra, Tordella & Brooks, a bullion bank. Some similar coins were made by the Mexican Mint [‘OM’ mark] and some others do not have the logo of a mint on them.  Additional information regarding the MTB counterstamp may be found at this LINK.N/AICR Tier 3 - Small <10,000
MINTAGE
photo copy 21985 Xerox[SPRINGFIELD SERVICE]  [Outline of ‘1’ with ‘XEROX’ in Foreground]  [Best of the Best][ONE OUNCE TROY]  [Fine Silver]  [.999]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo in Circle]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Produced by Engelhard for the Xerox Springfield Service District ‘Best of the Best’ recognition program.  The Springfield Service District was ‘Number 1′ in the Midwest region and provided each employee with 10 rounds.  These rounds were also periodically given to employees for a few years after 1985.  The Xerox Corporation’s Public Relations Office and corporate historian were kind enough to research and provide this information.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <1,000
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Lib21986 Centennial Liberty Trade Silver 1oz Class[Head of Statue of Liberty]  [1886 CENTENNIAL 1986][LIBERTY TRADE SILVER ™]  [MADE IN U.S.A.]  [.999+ FINE SILVER 1 TROY OUNCE]  [E]  [©1986 MTB]Silver centennial commemorative round produced in 1oz class to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty was gifted by France to the United States in 1886.  Produced in 1oz class silver, gold and platinum as well as fractional class silver by Engelhard for Manfra, Tordella & Brooks, a bullion bank. Additional information regarding the MTB counterstamp may be found at this LINK.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <5,000
MINTAGE
Lib2 1:2OZ1986 Centennial Liberty Trade Silver 1/2oz Class[Head of Statue of Liberty]  [1886 CENTENNIAL 1986][LIBERTY TRADE SILVER ™]  [MADE IN U.S.A.]  [.999+ FINE SILVER 1/2 TROY OUNCE]  [E]  [©1986 MTB]Centennial commemorative round produced in 1/2oz class to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty was gifted by France to the United States in 1886.  Produced in full 1oz class and fractional class by Engelhard for Manfra, Tordella & Brooks, a bullion bank. Additional information regarding the MTB counterstamp may be found at this LINK.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
Lib2 1:4OZ copy1986 Centennial Liberty Trade Silver 1/4oz Class [Head of Statue of Liberty]  [1886 CENTENNIAL 1986][LIBERTY TRADE SILVER ™]  [MADE IN U.S.A.]  [.999+ FINE SILVER 1/4 TROY OUNCE]  [E]  [©1986 MTB]  Centennial commemorative round produced in 1/4oz class to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty was gifted by France to the United States in 1886.  Produced in full 1oz class and fractional class by Engelhard for Manfra, Tordella & Brooks, a bullion bank. Additional information regarding the MTB counterstamp may be found at this LINK. N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
 Lib2 1:10OZ copy 21986 Centennial Liberty Trade Silver 1/10 oz Class[Head of Statue of Liberty]  [1886 CENTENNIAL 1986] [LIBERTY TRADE SILVER ™]  [MADE IN U.S.A.]  [.999+ FINE SILVER 1/10 TROY OUNCE]  [E]  [©1986 MTB]   Centennial commemorative round produced in 1/10oz class to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty was gifted by France to the United States in 1886.  Produced in full 1oz class and fractional class by Engelhard for Manfra, Tordella & Brooks, a bullion bank. Additional information regarding the MTB counterstamp may be found at this LINK. N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <500
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 12.56.56 PM1986 Everest[EVEREST ™]  [U.S.A. 1986]  [Image of Mount Everest]  [COMPATIBLE MULTILAYER MATERIALS][ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]

Engelhard produced this round to promote a new product line introduced by their Minerals and Chemicals Division. Everest was named after a thin electronic film paste, composed of a multi-layer hybrid electronic materials system of alternating layers of gold and silver, depending on the electrical characteristics. These rounds are often subject to milk-spots on the obverse, notably around the perimeter.

N/AICR Tier 1 - Small<500
MINTAGE
Montana 11986 Montana[MONTANA]  [Outline of Montana with ‘TREASURE STATE’]  [1986]  [Beaded Outer Circle][BIG SKY COUNTRY]  [ONE OUNCE TROY]  [Fine Silver]  [.999]  [Engelhard ‘E’ Logo]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Produced by Engelhard from a design by a coin dealer from Billings, MT. Also produced by Johnson Matthey.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small <3,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 10.02.37 AM1987
Middle
Georgia
Expansion
Project
[MIDDLE GEORGIA EXPANSION PROJECT]  [Image of Industrial Expansion Project]  [DECEMBER 1987]  [ENGELHARD][ENGELHARD] [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER]  [Beaded Outer Circle]Engelhard produced this round in celebration of the Middle Georgia Expansion Project that was completed in December, 1987.  Middle Georgia is known for kaolin mining and BASF still has a mine and processing plant located in this area.  Thank you to HH for your research on this round.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small<100
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Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 11.30.20 AM1989 Nippon EngelhardTRANSLATED BY THE USAFA FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT: [ESTABLISHED 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION 1989]  [NIPPON ‘JAPAN’ ENGELHARD PUBLIC COMPANY][25th ANNIVERSARY 1989]  [NIPPON ENGELHARD]  [Engelhard ‘Eagle’ Logo]  [ENGELHARD SUMITOMO METAL MINING]
Nippon Engelhard, Ltd. was founded in April, 1964 as a joint venture between Sumitomo Metal Mining and Engelhard Corporation.  Initially based in Ichikawa, Japan, Nippon Engelhard was involved in the manufacturing of precious metal catalysts and recovery of precious metals.  Mount Fuji is depicted on the obverse as it is a relatively short distance [50km] from their Numazu production facility.  Nippon Engelhard, Ltd. is now ‘N.E. CHEMCAT’ and based out of Minato-ku, Tokyo.  We are grateful to the United States Air Force Academy’s Foreign Language Department for providing translation of the Japanese characters found on the obverse.
N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <100
MINTAGE
Asia Pacific 1oz1995 Engelhard Asia PacificTRANSLATED BY THE USAFA FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT: [ENGELHARD OF ASIA PACIFIC]  [CHINESE DRAGON]  [ENGELHARD][ENGELHARD ASIA PACIFIC]  [1995]  [ENGELHARD]  [PM]
BASF commissioned Pobjoy Mint to produce this unique 1oz round in commemoration of BASF’s integration of Chinese operations and the establishment of BASF Shanghai Co. Ltd. [BSC] in 1995.  This is the last round to bear the Engelhard name.  We are grateful to the United States Air Force Academy’s Foreign Language Department for providing translation of the Chinese characters found on the obverse.
N/AICR Tier 1 - Small <100
MINTAGE

Heads or Tails?


Sometimes it is not clear which side is the obverse, the primary or ‘heads’ side.  The side that carries the mintage year is most typically the obverse, of course with exception. If one side is obviously the obverse [heads], that will be used. Otherwise, if the weight and fineness appear, that is usually considered ‘clutter’ and therefore the reverse [tails].