Another sweet poured newp!

ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

Woo hoo!

It’s one of their earlier ones! >:)

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like it.

    bob :)

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 4,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, Asheland....you are really building a nice collection of 100 oz. bricks! Great addition to the stack!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Wow, Asheland....you are really building a nice collection of 100 oz. bricks! Great addition to the stack!

    Indeed! :smiley:
    My goal is ten 100's! >:)

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,590 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet, I like it, congratulations !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Wow, Asheland....you are really building a nice collection of 100 oz. bricks! Great addition to the stack!

    Indeed! :smiley:
    My goal is ten 100's! >:)

    Awesome goal! Now what happens at 10 100oz? Melt them together for a gigantic 1000oz? :o :)

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beauty....

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 20, 2019 11:50AM

    All things Engelhard has a page on silvertown poured silver bars. plenty of pics but this was best I could do.

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    ALL ENGELHARD is pleased to welcome visitors to our SilverTowne L.P. Definitive Page. While our focus is clearly Engelhard, we recognize that many Engelhard bullion collectors also collect other bars and ingots. As such, we appreciate the opportunity to present important bullion information and look forward to your thoughts and input.

    SilverTowne LP was founded in 1949 by Leon Hendrickson, and grew from a small coin shop to become one of the largest retail bullion and precious metals dealers in the country. What most folks don’t realize, however, is that SilverTowne produced a very limited and relatively short-lived run of poured silver ingots beginning in 1973, mostly serialized, that are just now gaining attention in the collector world.

    Based on our extensive serial number database, we have conclusive evidence that SilverTowne used a single serial number run that was shared by all ingot sizes without duplication, with a total of only approximately 75,000 ingots produced some 40+ years ago. Without doubt, a high percentage of these ingots have been melted over the years. Please note that the serial ranges below are shared between multiple sizes of ingots, so actual mintage numbers will be less than the span of the range, and to be sure, many did not survive the great melts so actual surviving examples are likely far less.

    EXAMPLE OBVERSE REVERSE COMMENTARY SAMPLE
    SERIAL
    NUMBERS ESTIMATED
    MINTAGE
    IMG_7795-1 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [5 OZ.] [.999 FINE]
    [Serial Number Assignment]
    1st series 5oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Ingots of early serial number assignment demonstrate a plain reverse while ingot 10068 demonstrates a lined reverse. The serial number assignments for these 1st series ingots were random throughout the range. This 1st series ingot measures approximately 52.39mm x 19.05mm. Size differences between all three series are demonstrated in the photo below, with 1st series being decidedly more wide than the others.
    Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 9.51.27 AM 00050
    00068
    01369
    10068 <100
    Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 10.27.48 AMScreen Shot 2017-12-29 at 9.51.27 AM [SilverTowne Hallmark] [5 OZ.] [.999 FINE] [Serial Number Assignment] 2nd series 5oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. These ingots were produced in both lined-reverse and flat-reverse throughout the serial number range, both pictured. This 2nd series ingot measures slightly narrower than the 1st series, at approximately 49.21mm x 19.05mm. SilverTowne used many slightly different casting moulds and cooling trays in their production of these ingots. In an All Engelhard case study of 100 2nd series ingots, we found 30 examples with inverted serial numbers of random serial range assignment. This suggests the inverted serial assignment was perhaps a production oversight, though not terribly uncommon. Mintage estimate on these inverted serial number examples is <2,250 of the total <7,500 produced.

    It is rumored that three [3] 5oz class ingots were erroneously stamped with serial number on the obverse, while the hallmark, weight class and purity stamps were placed on the reverse. This is demonstrated in the photo of ingot 00052, below. Ingot 04813 has also been documented to show this reverse stamping anomaly. It is also rumored that a few 10oz class ingots were stamped in similar variation, though we have not yet observed such an example.
    Screen-Shot-2017-03-21-at-12.41.47-PM-300x270 00052
    00245
    00547
    01896
    03689
    04813
    06340
    08826
    10494
    12731
    14847
    17516 <7,500
    Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 5.41.44 PM [SilverTowne Hallmark] [5 OZ.] [.999 FINE] Cast Finish 2nd series 5oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne in serial absent variation. We have been informed by a collector that perhaps 15 of these ingots were reportedly produced. To date, we have documented three examples. Serial Absent <15
    Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 10.32.43 AM [SilverTowne Hallmark] [5 OZ.] [.999 FINE] [Serial Number Assignment] 3rd series 5oz ingot produced by SilverTowne. Demonstrates a plain reverse with serial number assignment and is the most narrow of all three series. Estimated serial run of 18000-29999.
    18312
    19718
    21531
    22761
    23025
    24264
    28752
    <5,500
    10oz Obverse 110oz Reverse 1
    IMG_8911Screen Shot 2018-03-19 at 7.24.03 AMSilvertowne 10oz 60971 2 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [Serial Number] [10 OZ.] [.999 FINE] Cast Finish 1st series 10oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Demonstrates a waffle pattern reverse, which varied throughout the production run. Estimated serial run of 00001-65999.
    IMG_8910 00005
    00069
    00873
    01584
    03587
    05259
    06089
    07571
    09693
    11661
    13079
    15390
    18420
    23218
    34945
    46952
    55316
    55287
    60971
    65010
    65846 <50,000
    10oz Obverse 2 10oz Reverse 2 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [10 OZ.] [.999 FINE] Cast Finish 2nd series 10oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Serial absent variety and demonstrates a plain reverse. Serial Absent <10,000
    Screen Shot 2018-03-19 at 7.27.02 AMSilvertowne 10oz new 2 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [10 OZ.] [.999 FINE] Cast Finish 3rd series current production 10oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Serial absent variety and demonstrates a plain reverse. Serial Absent Still In
    Production

    50oz Obverse 1 50oz Reverse 1 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [50 OZ] [Serial Number] [999 FINE] Cast Finish 1st series 50oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Demonstrates a waffle pattern reverse. Estimated serial run of 00001-05000. 00072
    00115
    00146
    00346
    00427
    00984
    01570
    01750
    02864
    03048
    04605
    04930
    <1,000
    50oz Obverse 2 50oz Reverse 2 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [50 OZ.] [SERIAL NUMBER] [.999 FINE] Cast Finish 2nd series 50oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Demonstrates a plain reverse and a larger format mould than our above example. Serial Absent <1,000
    IMG_1133 IMG_1134 [SilverTowne Hallmark] [100 OZ] [Serial Number] [999 FINE] Cast Finish 100oz class ingot produced by SilverTowne. Estimated serial run of 00001-30000. 02687
    07458
    09320
    10730
    13455
    18544
    23427
    27325
    28146
    <1,000

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mapleman Thanks for the post! I love allengelhard's site and always check them when I get a new bar.
    Their information is interesting and it makes collecting these bars all the more fun!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hemispherical said:

    @asheland said:

    @Downtown1974 said:
    Wow, Asheland....you are really building a nice collection of 100 oz. bricks! Great addition to the stack!

    Indeed! :smiley:
    My goal is ten 100's! >:)

    Awesome goal! Now what happens at 10 100oz? Melt them together for a gigantic 1000oz? :o :)

    1,000 oz bars are too big for my collecting. :D I did once see Johnson Matthey 500 oz bars three of them and they were pretty cool to be honest.

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    @mapleman Thanks for the post! I love allengelhard's site and always check them when I get a new bar.
    Their information is interesting and it makes collecting these bars all the more fun!

    I don't do 100 ozs but really like yours
    Enjoy be happy.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you! :)

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    Thank you! :)

    Most welcome

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You mentioned the 500s. So, after the 10 100’s then time to work on the 500’s? Go big! :)

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hemispherical said:
    You mentioned the 500s. So, after the 10 100’s then time to work on the 500’s? Go big! :)

    Maybe some day... :smiley:

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just heard back from All Engelhard and they estimate this bar was made between 1977-79.
    Very interesting that it was made just before the Hunt Brothers run-up!

  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,160 ✭✭✭✭

    10 100 was a line from "Smokey and the Bandit". :D

  • rickoricko Posts: 67,841 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice bar... 100 oz. is a bit large.... might sell well with another major run up in PM premium... Other than that, it might be a tad difficult to move quickly, should the need arise. JMO Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko I agree that 100ozs is a lot for many myself included but this is more for the coolness factor than something to sell off, it's more of my collection than stack. Actually a 100oz bar is a substantial purchase for me, truth be told...

  • rickoricko Posts: 67,841 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland .... No doubt, it is cool...and when it is for a collection, well, that bends the rules :D Cheers, RickO

  • chumleychumley Posts: 2,295 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2019 3:29PM

    that one bar equals about 20% of my entire silver stash...... my biggest bar is 10 oz.

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very photogenic piece of silver metal :smile:

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @chumley said:
    that one bar equals about 20% of my entire silver stash...... my biggest bar is 10 oz.

    That's close to the same ratio for me, too. I'm not anywhere close to 1,000 ozs yet.

    Thanks @1630Boston

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 729 ✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2019 9:23AM

    Nice score on the Big Bar!

    Speaking of 10ozers , your bar looks to be a relative of the one I got a couple weeks ago.

    Fairly close in serials too...
    Keep it up! 8 bars to go till 1000ozs!!

    It's all about what the people want...

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LukeMarshall said:
    Nice score on the Big Bar!

    Speaking of 10ozers , your bar looks to be a relative of the one I got a couple weeks ago.

    Fairly close in serials too...
    Keep it up! 8 bars to go till 1000ozs!!

    I love that one, great bar! I want to find the old SilverTowne 5 and 10 oz from that era.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I actually have a 5, but it’s modern:

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