The obverse features a horse and rider galloping across the rugged terrain. This round pays homage to the Pony Express, a horse-and-rider relay system briefly used to deliver mail cross-country in the mid-1800s. The horse is equipped with a specially designed saddlebag used to store and carry mail, known as a mochila. The inscription “PONY EXPRESS” is seen at the bottom.
The reverse features the classic scene of a sleepy Wild West town, complete with a saloon and hotel. Horses are seen hitched out front. An inscription reads “ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER.”
Provident’s well-loved original series–featuring our most popular silver round ever–has recently been redesigned. Each round and bar in the Prospector series is made from investment-grade silver at an ISO 9001 facility, making these items eligible for a precious metals IRA. Additionally, the privately-minted Prospector products carry a lower premium than many sovereign-minted products. This allows savvy investors to maximize their buying power.
The Prospector 1 oz Silver Round is the inaugural and flagship product of the Prospector series. This series will expand with four new Wild West designs each year. The Prospector will remain for sale in perpetuity, while subsequent releases–like the Gunslinger and the Pony Express–will be available for a limited time only.
Individual rounds ship in plastic flips. Multiples of 20 ship in plastic tubes and multiples of 500 ship in a strapped monster box. Add an Air-Tite to your order to protect your rounds.
Place your order online or call a customer service representative at 800-313-3315.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $7.99 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
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All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.
For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.
Jeff on 1/21/2019
" Very nice quality. Glad I got the jump on this series."
Daniel on 12/05/2018
" I ordered this round on two separate orders, 3 weeks apart. Each pony express round has a large sharp edged lip from stamping the round off center. I notified customer service 3 different locations to report the quality issue. Customer service has yet to reply to any of the 3 calls with them. I also E mailed Provident, which they requested a photo of the issue. I sent 3 photos clearly showing the quality issue. The round will not fit in a capsule do to this abnormality. Still waiting after 2 weeks for any kind of response. Other orders if other rounds were acceptable. Customer Service is non existant at this point if a problem arises from an order. Dont expect any help from Provident. Yes I was polite, and patient."
Anthony on 10/02/2018
" The Pony Express Rounds have a really great design and some incredible detail especially on the Obverse in particular. The piece looked so nice at first glance, I thought I'd put them in 39mm Air-Tite capsules. The issue is the capsules could not be completely shut for any of the Rounds I purchased. The Reeded Edges have really odd and varying degrees of thickness as you look around the entire piece, so much so that as you stack them they actually sit on a very evident angle. The problem exists in the same exact area of every piece. I'd rate the Pony Express Round a 3 of 5."
Peter on 10/02/2018
" I just received the 1 ounce Pony Express round today and saw that one side of the rim is higher than on the other side. I attempted to place the round in a capsule and unfortunately, it will not fit properly. I recommend that one should avoid purchasing this round. "
Leon on 9/07/2018
" Nice oz of silver . Very detailed such a nice strike . Over the years I have noticed these private mints are putting out exceptional products . I do wish the collection of prospectors came with COA with edge lettering that matches . I believe that would increase the value especially for a series of rounds . Also, it would be nice if the rounds had a bit more sheen not necessary a proof just some shine to bring out the details. Every one knows us silver junkies likes us some sparkle . I still give this five stars for the great design. There is a lot going on in this piece & it was well executed. Peace, Love & Happiness. "
|Metal Content||1 troy oz|
|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Product Series||Provident Prospector|