Monthly Archives: November 2012

Serial Numbers; why are they important, where to look for a serial number

Serial numbers are desirable when collecting and investing in art bars and art rounds. The vast majority of bars and rounds that carry a serial number are limited in mintage; there are exceptions such as the Engelhard bars. Important to … Continue reading

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“CRAFTS by DOTY”

I’ve been collecting for about 12 years and got interested in making my own bars after meeting Archie Kidd and having many conversations with him. Archie was a great asset to the Silver Art Bar world and I miss him. … Continue reading

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What to look for when collecting silver art bars and art rounds

Unlike bullion which is valued at silver spot price plus a margin over silver spot price, art bars and art rounds are valued at silver spot price plus a value for their production qualities. Factors such as number minted, year … Continue reading

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Columbia Mint – Greatest Events of the American Revolution

Each bar has an individual reverse with historic information concerning the place or event depicted on the reverse. There are 50 bars in the set, each bar has been minted in plain .999 silver and .999 silver gold plated. Visit … Continue reading

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Art Bars and Art Rounds the Undiscovered Investment

When investing in today’s market there are very few investments that provide a limited source of supply, art bars and art rounds are one of those investments. With production mintages as low as 10 to 15 bars or rounds produced … Continue reading

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IASAC. – International Association of Silver Art Collectors

Established in 1985 the International Association of Silver Art Collectors or better known as IASAC produces an informative newsletter six times a year for silver art bar and art round collectors and investors. The newsletter, “The Silver Bugle” provides members … Continue reading

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Christopher Geiner – Owner of the CMG Mint

Well I got my first silver bar when I was 10. My dad bought me a 1970 Pontiac GTO silver bar at a local coin show. I was hooked from then on. I would save my money from chores and … Continue reading

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Ceeco Birthday Bars

The Ceeco Mint produced an enameled birthday bar starting in 1973 for the months of October, November, and December. The 1973 bars are all horizontal; the 1974 bars are all vertical. The bars are available for sale through various sites … Continue reading

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Troy Weight

Is a pound of silver the same weight as a pound of sugar? The answer is no, there are 12 ounces in a troy pound and 16 ounces in a standard pound. Troy weight is a system of weight used … Continue reading

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EMV – Estimated Market Value

The Estimated Market Value is a tool you can use to determine a fair price for buying and selling your silver. Not an exact price, the EMV provides an estimated buy price or sell price. How is the EMV determined? … Continue reading

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