From 100-ounce bars to half-ounce cubes, silver bullion is favored by those who want something more tangible in their financial portfolio than pieces of paper or electronic notices signifying the ownership of stocks and bonds. Like gold bars and platinum bullion, silver can be purchased and stored in safe-deposit boxes or under the mattress, which, given the flat profile of one-ounce silver bars, would not be as uncomfortable as it sounds.

Unlike gold, which has been largely recycled throughout history, silver has always been valued as much for its use in various industries as in objects such as jewelry, teapots, and flatware. Which means that the supply of the world’s silver has been decreasing since it was first mined in ancient Turkey some 5,000 years ago. In fact, according to the Silver Institute, 95 percent of all the silver the world has ever unearthed has been consumed by various industrial uses, be it in car batteries, electrical switches, or as a catalyzing agent. Still, of all the world’s precious metals, silver remains the most plentiful, which is why its price has always been low compared to, say, gold.

Like gold bullion, which is often sold in bars that have been embossed with dragons and animals of the Chinese zodiac such as horses, silver bars are routinely decorated with eagles, the busts of American presidents, and buffalo, such as the one found on Indian Head nickels made between 1913 and 1938. Other limited-edition bars feature the likenesses of Elvis, space aliens, and gryphons.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Legendary Coins and Currency

Legendary Coins and Currency

This online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is a great way to get an overview… [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Rare Obscure P.w. 1219 Old Poured 3.1 Troy Ounce .999 Silver Bar An149010 Oz Silver Bar - ApmexVintage! Ags American Gold & Silver 10 Oz .999 Silver Pour / Poured Bar #027271 Kilo 999 Johnson Matthey Silver BarVintage! Ags American Gold & Silver 10 Oz .999 Silver Pour / Poured Bar #02707Opm 1 Kilo Silver Bar - 1 Kg (32.15 Oz T) .999 AgVintage! Ags American Gold & Silver 10 Oz .999 Silver Pour / Poured Bar #02708***rare*** Bmc Old Poured 10.0 Troy Ounce .999 Silver Bar An1489Andorra 500 Grams Bullion Bar 999 Silver Old Design Gorgeous!!!5 Ounce Tentex .999 Fine Silver Bar(10x10=100oz Lot) Johnson Matthey Canada Jm 10 Oz .999 Poured Loaf Silver Bar10 Troy Oz Cpm .999 Fine Silver Bar #y5Lot Of 10 Silvertowne Retro Prospector 1 Oz .999 Silver Bars (new) Sku1501One 10 Oz .999 Fine Sunshine Mint Silver Bar W/ Mint Mark Si (new, Sealed)Rare Afi 5 Troy Oz. Poured Silver Bar 99,9% Fine IngotRare Tombstone 1.5oz Silver Bar Old Pour100 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver Engelhard BarJm 1/2 Lb. 999 Silver Bar - Rare Hand Poured Art Bar Las Vegas Gun ClubSs Gairsoppa "certified Shipwreck Silver" 10 Oz. Silver Bar. Art Plus 1 Oz Coin!Two (2) 5 Oz Eagle Fine Silver Bars .999 10 Troy Ounces Pure Silver Total (o)Vintage Hand Pour Silver Bar 10.16 OzEngelhard Industries Of Canada 1 Oz 999 Silver Bar Low Serial #1~ounce ~pure .999 Silver~ Year Of The Monkey ~ Pamp Suisse ~ Sealed Bar ~ $9.99100 Troy Oz Engelhard Silver Bullion Bar .999 Fine In Original Plastic100 X 1 Oz Silver Bars By Scottsdale Silver .999 Pure 100 Troy Oz Total10oz .999+ Silver Engelhard BarYeager Poured Silver Yps Horseshoe 3 Oz .999 Fine Silver Ingot Bar10 Oz Silver Bar - ApmexOld Vintage 1970's Silvertowne Poured 5 Oz 999 Silver Loaf Style Bar Sn# 02732Jm 1 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bar Ingot Royal Bank Johnson Matthey Canada - 1oz 999Sunshine Mining Company 100 Oz Silver Bar .999 Fine (rare)(3-5oz= 15oz Lot) Johnson Matthey 5 Oz 999+ Old Poured Silver Bar - Very Rare!Engelhard 10 Oz Vintage Poured .999 Silver Bar P Series #p287095Engelhard 10 Oz Vintage Poured .999 Silver Bar P Series #p287099Engelhard 10 Oz Vintage Poured .999 Silver Bar P Series #p287093Wells Fargo 10 Oz Ozt Ounce .999 Fine Silver Bar Serial # 74Engelhard 10 Troy Oz. 0.999+ Fine Silver Older Poured Loaf Bar P395734Royal Canadian Mint (rcm) 10 Oz Silver Bar .9999 Fine - New10 Troy Oz. Johnson Matthey Jm .999 Silver Bar #a06410410 Oz Silver Bar - Apmex10 Oz Apmex Silver Bar .999 Fine!! Special Auction!!Two (2) 5 Oz Eagle Fine Silver Bars .999 10 Troy Ounces Pure Silver Total (q)Rare Mmm Colorado 68 Grams Silver Bar, Poured .999 Fine Ag10 Ounce .999 American Argent World Trade Silver Bar Rare! Pacific Coin & Silver 10 Troy Ounce Poured Loaf Bar .999 Fine Silver Johnson Matthey Ranchers Exploration 1982 Escalante Mine 10 Oz Silver Bar RareEngelhard 10 Troy Ounce 0.999+ Fine Silver Bar, Serial # P358456Royal Canadian Mint 10oz .999 Fine Silver B Series Bar Serial # B002033 RcmProspector's Gold & Gems 4 Oz. 999 Fine Silver Poured BarEngelhard 5 Oz Silver 9th Series Variety C Bar Top Hallmark Serial # C242493Prospector's Gold & Gems 3 Oz. 999 Fine Silver Poured BarJohnson Matthey 1troy Ounce .999 Silver Bar Crown Design Therapedic Sealed #544 Victoria Savings Credit Union 1 Troy Oz .999 Silver Art Bar Ingot 1oz 999 RareRepublic National Bank Of New York Johnson Matthey 1 Oz .999 Fine Silver BarNational Refiners/assayers 1 Oz. 999 Fine Silver BarVintage Johnson Matthey Statue Of Liberty 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver Bar! Nr!1 Oz Silver Confederate Rebel 1st National Civil War Flag Hand Poured Loaf Bar.Beautiful Hand-pour Style 100 Oz Johnson Matthey .999 Fine Silver BarSheet Of 20 - Sunshine Minting Inc. 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver Bars Rare And Unique, Old Poured Silver Bar By Dhf 9.967 Oz. .999 Fine