David Breger, creator of Heavy Metal Construction, founded Suns of Liberty Mint in 2011.
“Suns of Liberty Mint was my first silver operation. We made over 1 million pieces of silver, and I Iearned many valuable lessons". (David Breger aka Silver Dave)
In 2016 Pyromet Silver company bought SOLM and a version of the Silver Card, one of David's inventions. Additionally, Pyromet hired David for a year to set up the minting process. (Photo Silver Dave 2015 SOLM factory, new press)
While at Pyromet I learned from the many skilled and talented people. I gained knowledge about silver and gold refining, manufacturing, chemistry, weight lifting (expensive weights), and much more.
As a side effect of making something else, David noticed that the scrap pieces were actually quite fun to play with. They made the most pleasant ring when dinged together. He imagined how fun it would be to have more, but with squared angles for precise stacking. What if people could build great silver castles on their tables? David thought others may enjoy this, and his creative wheels began turning.
By 2020, David still dreamed of these silver pieces. “I wanted to hold them, slide them, stack them and align them, play with them, okay you get it. I couldn't stand it anymore!” So, he began building "The Mini Mint," the most efficient silver minting operation he could have ever imagined. This would become the place to produce Heavy Metal Construction products. It took eight months to get the Mini Mint set up to make the first batches of products - but the time was totally worth it.
Back before founding Suns of Liberty Mint, David was in the Army Special Forces. During this time he learned about paper money all around the world. Particularly in Afghanistan, it seemed there was a system of wasting money in order to use more money, in order to get more money. This prompted David to pay attention and study the money. If one studies money and its history, they are likely to take a hard look at physical silver. This study led David to a mission to get silver into the hands of Americans.
(Photo cred: famous Marjah Battle Afghanistan, David is fourth from the right with a spent rocket launcher behind him)
David arrived at many conclusions of the wars and the general situation. Ultimately, he did not feel the purpose was freedom and liberty for Americans. With this viewpoint he no longer in good conscience could do this type of work. He was offered many bonuses to stay, but he chose to complete his contract and not re-enlist thus ending his military career. His plan was to pursue film-making and silver trading. David ended his service contract with high honor and received many awards, including a medal for Valor awarded by a 3 star General after rescuing an American wounded by multiple gunshots from a rooftop in Afghanistan while under direct fire. David is grateful for the training and the experiences he gained during this time.
Now, as Heavy Metal Construction is in production, we invite you to join in the fun and stack silver! This next decade could be the greatest time ever to accumulate - and stack - physical silver.
A huge amount of silver is inherited, then pawned or sold, then sent overseas to industrial consumers. Let’s keep some of that silver in the USA and make it into Heavy Metal Construction. By recycling local silver, we can offer a great value to you, getting you more ounces. Or, send us your silver and we'll melt it into HMC for you.
Sterling is the most widely used silver composition for industry or coins throughout history. Chosen for its high fineness and durability, it is resistant to scratches and strong enough for regular use. Though .999 silver is popular in recent times, it is typically found only in bullion bars and rounds. Introduced in the US in the 1980's after the currency no longer contained silver, bullion was offered as a commodity. Although .999 silver is slightly more fine than sterling, is very soft and scratches easily, making it less
suitable for something you will handle often.