** Though it only operated for 18 months, the Pony Express lives on in American culture as a symbol of the Wild West and the nation’s first form of rapid shipping. Established in April 1860, prior to the rise of the telegraph, the Pony Express offered a connection between the eastern states and the new US state of California that enabled mail delivery within 10 days. Right now, 5 oz SilverTowne Pony Silver Bars are available to purchase online from Royalty Precious Metals
- Arrives in a protective plastic sleeve!
- Cast silver specimen!
- Inspired by the riders of the Pony Express!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse is the Pony Express rider and the identifying hallmarks of the bar.
- The reverse is blank.
Each 5 oz SilverTowne Pony Silver Bar available in this listing comes to you with a protective plastic sleeve. These cast silver bars have incuse-struck designs that feature only on the obverse side of the bar. The reverse has only the natural textures and striations that result from the cast silver production process.
The Pony Express was adopted before the rise of the transcontinental telegraph as a swifter means of getting mail and information from the established states of the Eastern United States and the new state of California. Prior discussions focused on using stagecoaches, but it was determined that a network of individual riders constantly switching out with another rider-horse team could move quicker. From April 1860 to October 1861, the Pony Express moved parcels and mail from Missouri to California.
On the obverse of SilverTowne Pony Silver Bars, you will find a depiction of a Pony Express rider. He is shown in left-profile relief as his steed sprints along from one station to the next. The field also includes the weight, metal content, and purity, along with the SilverTowne mint mark. The reverse of the silver bar is blank.
The Pony Express went out of business in 1861 due to bankruptcy. Though it only operated for 18 months, it was a highly romanticized system that many held up as an emblem of the American West as its crew of hearty riders on reliable steeds raced across the wilderness to deliver packages.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Royalty Precious Metals if you have questions. We are available on the phone at 480-625-1784, and or through our email address: [email protected]
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Packaging Type||Plastic Sleeve|
|Metal Weight||5 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $199|
|Dimensions||63.5 x 38.1 x 10.16 mm|