The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2, has changed the way the world works in various ways. Human interactions, social gatherings, and international business have all been impacted by the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the search for a vaccine to prevent the virus taking hold and treatments to help cope with the virus continue, one item has emerged as a proven combatant against the spread of the virus. Copper, an ancient metal first worked by human hands 10,000 years ago, has shown a capacity to combat the virus on surfaces it covers faster than any other metal or material. If you’re looking to add copper to your investments and maybe even keep a small copper trinket in your pocket for good luck in public places, Provident Metals now has a COVID-19-themed copper round that is back in stock after selling out quickly when it debuted in May.
The COVID-19 Copper Round
Privately minted in the United States of America, the new 1 oz Copper COVID-19 Round is available with 1 AVDP oz of .999 pure copper content. Each one of the copper rounds comes in brand-new condition. Individual rounds will ship inside of protective plastic flips. Multiples are offered inside of tubes of 20 rounds or boxes of 500 rounds with the box containing a total of 25 tubes of 20 rounds each.
On the obverse of each of the 1 oz Copper COVID-19 Rounds is a depiction of the molecules that make up the novel coronavirus. The design element featured here replicates an image released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that gives a visual of the coronavirus on a molecular level. One of the prominent features of the molecular structure of COVID-19 are the triangular nodes that protrude from the molecules of the virus. These nodes are what makes the spread of the coronavirus so easy and quick. These nodes have shown a capacity to quickly and effectively latch onto host organisms. The design element includes a large molecule in the foreground with three smaller molecules in the background. Inscriptions on the rocker around the design element read “COVID-19 Molecule” and “Stockpile Anti-Microbial Copper.”
Flip the Copper COVID-19 Round over to its reverse and you will find a design element issued by the private mint that produced these copper rounds. The design element featured here was developed by the Osborne Mint, the oldest private mint in the United States. It features a unique eagle-and-shield design. A pair of eagle’s wings flank a US shield design that includes three stars and vertical lines. There is a cityscape design upside down in a half-moon beneath the seal with an American flag blowing in the breeze. There is a chain surrounding the design field with three stars in the design rocker on either side. A banner across the bottom of the design reads “USA.” Other inscriptions on the rocker include “Copper .999 Fine” and “One AVDP Ounce.”
Copper Takes Aim at COVID-19
While copper cannot prevent the coronavirus from taking hold in your body, ease the symptoms of the virus, or combat it inside of your body, copper has proven to kill the virus on various surfaces within just hours. As the search for a vaccine continues and attempts to discover drugs that can make treatment of those already infected more feasible, the best tools we have to combat the coronavirus are anti-bacteria wipes and sprays. The virus has proven to live on surface like stainless steel, plastic, and even surgical masks for up to seven days.
However, when the coronavirus comes up against a copper surface, the virus dies within just four hours. Copper has a longstanding history as a virus-buster. Copper’s makeup enables it to kill viruses and other germs. It does so by disrupting the protective layers of an organism and then interfering with the vital processes that allow the virus to survive, replicate, and eventually infect a new host. This explains why 96% of the virus is killed in just two hours on copper surfaces and 99.2% of the virus within 5 hours.
Changing Demand for Copper
Copper is often considered a barometer for financial markets. The demand for copper is seen as an indicator of economic activity. During the onset of the pandemic, copper prices fell as economic activity plummeted with stay-at-home orders setting in around the world. However, copper’s demand is expected to rise through the end of 2020. Bank of America increased the price forecast for copper by 5.4% for 2020 while leaving its forecast for 2021 prices unchanged.
Invest in Copper with Provident Metals
The 1 oz Copper COVID-19 Round will be back in stock soon at Provident Metals after selling out when the initial supply arrived in May. Our customer service team can assist you with questions at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and read our weekly blog posts for more information about our products.