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The Provident Prospector Series of silver rounds proved so popular with collectors that the inaugural design is coming back for a limited time. The first in the four-round series returns with a beautiful 1 oz silver round. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase the 1 oz Silver Provident Prospector Rounds online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with protective flips, plastic tubes of 20 rounds, or Monster Boxes of 500 rounds!
  • Popular 1stdesign in the Provident Prospector Series!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • Obverse includes the image of the Prospector along with his pack mule in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  • The reverse features the sleepy Wild West town used for all releases in the collection.
  • Eligible for Precious Metal IRAs.

The Provident Prospector Series includes a total of four designs. None of the designs had a mintage cap. Instead, we’ve opted to have the rounds struck for a limited period of time while demand exists and then production of each comes to an end. This Prospector design helped launch the collection and was followed by the Gunslinger, Pony Express, and Can Can Girl designs.


Prospectors set out for the American West in the late 1840s following the discovery of gold in California. While the California Gold Rush was largely limited to 1848 and 1849, that wasn’t the end of the westward movement of American families and prospectors. Silver discoveries in Nevada and later gold discoveries in the Yukon Territories of Canada and the US territory of Alaska led more and more people west in hopes of a fresh start and vast riches.

Central to the livelihood of any Prospector was a sturdy, hard-working pack mule. Everything from daily supplies to tents and mining tools were packed on these mules as the individual Prospector moved from one hopeful location to another in search of gold and silver. Here, the Prospector stands with a walking stick in one hand and his gold pan in the other. You can see a shovel at his feet, towering pine trees in the distance, and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains looming in the distance.


For the reverse of each 1 oz Silver Provident Prospector Round, the sleepy western town returns as well. This design showcase the classic western main street. A single dirt road down the middle of the two is the hub of activity as the saloon and local hotel are connected by boardwalks. In this design, everyday people go about their business walking to and from school, the store, and work.


The Provident Prospector Series proved immensely popular. This re-issue of the Prospector design that kicked off the series gives you another chance to capture the first design before it disappears again.


All 1 oz Silver Provident Prospector Rounds are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with plastic flips available for individual coins. Multiples of 20 ship with plastic tubes and multiples of 500 ship in monster boxes housing 25 separate tubes.

Please contact Provident Metals with questions about this design at 800-313-3315. We are also available online through our live chat and email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

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.

Will I need to sign for my package?

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.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .999
Producer Provident Metals
Product Series Provident Metals Silver
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 500
Mint Mark Not Shown
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Packaging Dimensions 1.5 x 1.5 x x 0.2
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Condition New
Provident ID 2562961