There are many manufacturers of silver bars around like Johnson Matthey, Royal Canadian Mint, Pan American Silver or Perth Mint but one of the best names when it comes time to buy silver bars is Engelhard.
Engelhard Corporation was started by Charles Engelhard. Engelhard became the world’s largest refiner and fabricator of platinum metals, gold and silver, a producer of silver and silver alloys in mill forms, operator of the world’s largest precious metals smelter.
In the early 1970s, with inflation eating away at the purchasing power of the dollar, small refiners and mints began turning out .999 fine silver bullion bars to meet the demand of investors who wanted to take delivery of their investments, as opposed to speculating on futures exchanges. By the mid-1970s, demand was robust, and Engelhard Mineral and Chemicals Corporation began producing .999 fine silver bullion bars. Engelhard also minted, until 1988, their now nearly legendary 1-oz .999 fine silver rounds, which today are simply known as Engelhard Prospectors.
Engelhard 100-oz silver bullion bars quickly became popular and were produced until the mid-1980s when investor interest waned. Today, Engelhard silver bars are still common but they are not always available. But, Engelhard poured silver bullion bars are always desired.
Engelhard silver bars, along with Johnson Matthey poured silver bullion bars, were the standard for years. However, as investor demand grew toward the 1980 blow-off, when silver hit $50 (and gold $850), Engelhard switched to extruded bars, which were cheaper to produce.
About 100-oz Engelhard silver bars
Engelhard has always had a very good reputation when it comes to the purity and quality of the silver bullion bars they sold. Each bar produced by the company is stamped with the exact amount of pure silver that is contained within it so that collectors and consumers using it for an investment always know what they have. You can buy Engelhard bars with confidence and sell it just as easily without ever worrying about the purity of the silver bullion bars being questioned.
On Engelhard poured silver bars, the hallmark, the description, and the identification number are recessed, having been stamped on the bars. An Engelhard poured 100-oz silver bullion bar measures approximately 6-1/4″ X 3-1/8″ X 1″ and weighs 6.86 pounds on a bathroom scale.
Current Prices (informational only)
- One ounce Engelhard silver bar – $
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