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    

Box Of 150+oz Of Random Silver Bullion Graded Silver Eagles, Bars Supermans Etc.10 X 10oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars 100 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a183100 Oz Engelhard .999 Fine Silver Bar P663545100 Tr Oz Troy Ounce Engelhard Silver Bar .999 Fine Rare Serial#p249284Box Of 200+oz Of Random Silver Bullion Graded Silver Eagles, Bars Supermans Etc.Australia Harrington Ca.1980 50oz 9998 Fine Silver Bullion Bar Rare50 Oz Apmex Silver Bar - Struck Silver Bar - Sku #833045x 10oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars 50 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a2105x 10oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars 50 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a210Five Different Poured 10oz Silver Bars! (joker, Perth Mint, Scottsdale Etc)10oz Silver Bars / High-end Collection: Geiger, Trident, Jm, Pamp, Prospector!1980 Homestake Mining Co. - 9.71 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver Poured Bar Ingot #7076Vintage Engelhard 16.075 Oz.tr. Silver 999 Bar1 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a1311 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a1311 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a131Kilo (32.15 Oz.) Rmc Silver Bar - Republic Metals Corp (pour) .999+ W/serial #1 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a1311 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a1311 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a131Sterling Silver Bars - 1000 Years Of British Monarchy5 (five) Sunshine Minting 10 Oz Silver Bars/total 50 OzStagecoach Silver 1oz Bars - Lot Of 30!Hong Kong Shanghai Specie Office About 5 Tael (5.3 Oz) .999 Fine Silver Bar5 X 5 Oz Scottsdale Silver Prey Bars .999 Silver Bars - 25 Oz Total #a366Foster Co .999 Poured Silver Bar 16.106 Ozt2 X 10 Oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars - 20 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a2486x 5 Oz Silver Bar .999 Fine - Northwest Territorial Mint (manufacturer Sealed)Lot Of 6 Very Rare Johnson Matthey Koalagram 5 Gram Silver Bars Sealed20 Oz Silver Bar By Scottsdale Mint - Long Cast .999 Fine Silver Bullion #a3972 X 10 Oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars - 20 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a2482 X 10 Oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars - 20 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a2482 X 10 Oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars - 20 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a24820 Oz Silver Bar By Scottsdale Mint - Long Cast .999 Fine Silver Bullion #a39720 Oz Silver Bar By Scottsdale Mint - Long Cast .999 Fine Silver Bullion #a3972 X 10 Oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars - 20 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a24820 Oz Silver Bar By Scottsdale Mint - Long Cast .999 Fine Silver Bullion #a397Sheet Of 20 One Ounce .999 Fine Silver Jm Bars2 X 10 Oz Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bars - 20 Troy Oz .999 Silver Bullion #a248Approximately 5 Oz Silver Bar - Hong Kong & Shanghai Specie Office20 Oz Silver Bar By Scottsdale Mint - Long Cast .999 Fine Silver Bullion #a397Beautiful Rare 5.09 Troy Ounce Rarities Poured Silver Bar .999+ Fine , Grey1 Kilo Scottsdale Stacker® Silver Bar - 1 Kg .999 Silver Bullion #a131Vintage Engelhard 3 Oz. Hand Poured .999 Silver Bar #04074 Twenty 1 Ounce Silver Bars. Mix Lot. 20 Ounces Of SilverRoll Of 15 - 1 Oz Australia Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo Bar .9999 Fine (tube,lotRoll Of 15 - 1 Oz Australia Perth Mint Silver Kangaroo Bar .9999 Fine (tube,lotRare Engelhard 5 Oz Fine Silver Loaf Cast BarRare Old 10 Troy Ounce Ast Poured Silver Bar .999 Fine , GreyEngelhard Gold Standard Silver Bar. 10 Troy Oz. Super Rare Non-serialized. Sheet Of 10 Vintage 1 Oz Credit Suisse Silver Bars Sealed .999 PureJjsr J&j Smelting And Refining 9.95 Oz Hand Poured .999 Fine Silver Bar (#11)Poured 10 Oz Silver BarAustralia Harrington Ca.1980 10oz 9998 Fine Silver Bullion Bar Rare1800's 10 Lang .99 Silver Bar Vietnam 352.6 Gram 11.33 Toz Tael Sycee China Thai2017 South Africa 3 Oz Silver 50th Anniv Of The Krugerrand Coin & Bar Set (w/box4 X 100g Cast Silver Bars By Scottsdale Mint .999 Silver Old Pour Style #a3354 X 100g Cast Silver Bars By Scottsdale Mint .999 Silver Old Pour Style #a335Jjsr J&j Smelting And Refining 10.21 Oz Hand Poured .999 Fine Silver Bar (#10)Jjsr J&j Smelting And Refining 9.95 Oz Hand Poured .999 Fine Silver Bar (#9)