Welcome to MonsterBox.com, the most informative site for details on silver bullion monster boxes. In these pages you will discover why they are popular, how they are made and what's inside.
A monster box is is a plastic container used to store 500 silver bullion coins. The coins are divided into 'rolls', or 'stacks' of coins, with each roll neatly encased in a plastic tube. These tubes are arranged in the casing and together make up a total of 500 coins, with the rolls stacked vertically side-by-side next to each other to form a symmetric layout of rows. The lid of the box features a raised seal with the logo of the mint issuing the coins, and an untampered-with box is sealed with tape, also bearing official information from the issuing mint.
Monster boxes are used by the US Mint, the Canadian Mint and the Austrian Mint to hold large orders of silver American eagle, silver Canadian maple leaf and Austrian Philharmonic silver coins. While many other mints around the world produce silver coins, these two North American countries and their Austrian counterpart are the only mints that pack their coins into monster boxes. Only authorized bullion dealers have access to monster boxes, which are then re-sold to the public.
Silver American Eagle monster boxes are comprised of 25 tubes containing twenty coins each. Silver Canadian Maple Leaf monster boxes contain twenty tubes filled with 25 coins each.
There are many advantages to silver bullion investors who purchase monster boxes in leui of individual or groups of coins.
Monster boxes can be purchased sealed or unsealed. An unsealed box generally means the the contents have been swapped out or removed for other purposes. Unsealed monster boxes tend to be cheaper than their sealed counterparts due to the likelihood that its 500 coins have been fully or partially replaced by coins that were not minted together. As far as quality and collectors are concerned, a sealed monster box always represents a homogenous group of 500 coins certified under one label. Unsealed boxes can contain coins mixed and matched from another set and therefore demand a lower premium.
Some dealers sell empty monster boxes, ideal for storing your bullion or anything else laying around the house!