(CHICAGO) – Chicago-based Mid-States Recycling & Refining is proud to announce the release of “NEW YORK” – the second coin in their “City Series” fine silver coins. Each NEW YORK coin is 1 troy ounce, .999 fine silver, and features the New York Skyline.
Jack Brown, Sales and Operations Manager for Mid-States, offered his insights on the release of the NEW YORK coin and future plans for the full Mid-States City Series.
Q: What was the inspiration for the Mid-States City Series?
A: We wanted to create something new and unique, something we haven’t seen before, something that would excite our customers. We also wanted to expand Mid-States’ recognition to featured cities and geographies across the U.S.
Q: We notice on the NEW YORK coin, it says City Series No. 1, yet it is your second minted coin to be released. Explain.
A: New York is certainly the No. 1 city in the Mid-States Minted Coin Series as it’s both the largest city in the U.S. and the financial capital of the country/world. Chicago is our No. 2 city in the Series, however, we minted and released our CHICAGO coin first as a tribute to the city that has been home to Mid-States for over 30 years – and our most established market.
Q: What’s next for the City Series?
A: San Francisco will be our next Mid-States City Series coin – City Series No. 3 – and we are planning to have it available this winter. After that, we’ll continue to release additional cities with 8-10 U.S. cities planned in total.
Q: Where and how can the NEW YORK and CHICAGO coins be purchased?
A: Jewelers and other customers can obtain both our NEW YORK and our CHICAGO City Series coins as bullion in return of their scrap metal. The coins are also available for direct purchase in any quantity, by wholesale and retail jewelers and dealers of precious metal.
Q: Where is Mid-States located in Chicago?
A: In addition to our main facility in Des Plaines, IL, just northwest of the city of Chicago, we also have a second location in the heart of Chicago’s downtown Jewelers Row at 5 S. Wabash. And through our Mid-States’ Concierge delivery services, including fully-insured Federal Express shipping, we also service jewelers and dealers across the country.