Sunshine Minting is one of the most respected Private Mints in the United States. Sunshine Minting Inc (SMI) opened its doors in 1979 with a team who collectively had hundreds of years of experience in the field. Capitalizing on that experience, the mint has become a global leader in terms of quality and innovation. The mint produces several of its own products, but it is perhaps best known as the United States Mint’s supplier for silver planchets. SMI’s status as the supplier of blanks for the world’s favorite bullion coin, as well as other U.S Mint products, is a testimony to its commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest standards in the industry.