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Silver Bars by Brand

Silver Bars at BGASC

Silver Bars are becoming more and more innovative each day. When looking for unique designs displayed on silver bullion, you’re only options used to be Silver Coins or rounds. Now, silver bars display popular imagery, and even come in various shapes, sizes, and feature top-of-the-line security features. Learn more about Silver Bars and all the different producers of these bars, right here at BGASC.

Popular Silver Bar Producers

Most popular private and sovereign mints are creating silver bars. While there are many options to choose from, some of the most popular on BGASC are the following:

  • Asahi: Asahi is a top name in producing high-quality silver cast bars and minted ingots. Asahi is well-known for its American Reserve collection, a line of silver cast bars that are 100% minted and refined in the United States.
  • Engelhard: While Engelhard isn’t involved in the precious metals industry anymore, their silver bars are still immensely popular as secondary market items. A secondary market silver bar is a bar that BGASC received from a source other than the original mint. You’ll notice several Engelhard minted ingots and cast silver bars when browsing our selection at BGASC.
  • Golden State Mint: One top name for producing silver and copper bars and rounds is the Golden State Mint, also known as GSM. This private, family-run operation has locations in Central Florida and Southern California. Popular options are their minted ingot silver bars, which have a purity of .999 pure silver.
  • Johnson Matthey: Similar to Engelhard, Johnson Matthey isn’t involved in the precious metals world anymore. Their gold and silver operations were purchased by Asahi Refining in 2015. However, also like Engelhard, many of their silver bar products are popular options as secondary market items.
  • MK Barz: A relatively newer name in the industry is MK Barz. This private mint was established in Los Angeles, California, in 2014. They’re known for their wide array of silver hand-poured bars. These bars come in a variety of unique shapes and sizes, displaying images such as animals, Halloween imagery, and even slices of pizza.
  • Monarch Metals: Monarch Metals was founded in southern Oregon and was established due to the increasing demand for bullion products with the global recession looming. Similar to MK Barz, Monarch Metals is known for its array of silver hand-poured bars. One popular option is their Tombstone series which features popular Halloween imagery on tombstone-shaped bars.
  • PAMP Suisse: This Switzerland-based mint and refinery was established in 1977. While they’re more well-known for their gold bars, they have several silver bar options, such as cast bars and minted ingots, as well.
  • Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has been around for at least 1,100 years. The mint nowadays is renowned for its Britannia series of coinage. However, they produce high-quality silver bars (cast and minted ingots) as well. Some of which even display Britannia as well.
  • Royal Canadian Mint: Once a branch of the Royal Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint is now one of the most recognizable names in the industry. They’re well-known for their .9999 pure silver purity, Maple Leaf coin series, and their array of security features.
  • SilverTowne: Once a small coin shop in Indiana, SilverTowne is now a top private American mint. They’re known for their unique silver bars, and bars that display popular coin program imagery, such as Walking Liberty, and James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel design.
  • Sunshine Minting: Similar to SilverTowne, Sunshine is a top American private mint that creates several unique silver bars. One popular option is their Mercury line of silver bars that showcase the Roman god in motion on the obverse.
  • Valcambi: This Switzerland-based mint is highly popular for its CombiBar. This unique option, such as the 100 Gram Valcambi Silver CombiBar, has the appearance of a large 100-gram silver bar. However, it is made up of 100 one-gram silver bars that you can physically break off.

Types of Silver Bars

At BGASC, you’ll notice three main types of silver bars. These three undergo unique processes in terms of how they’re made. These three are the following:

  • Cast Bars: Silver shot, or ingots, are placed into a mold. That mold is heated, usually through induction technology, before being cooled. Design elements are then placed typically on just one side of the bar.
  • Hand-Poured Bars: Hand-poured bars undergo a similar process with a few differences. Molten silver is placed into a mold that has one side exposed. The bars are allowed to cool before being taken out.
  • Minted Ingots: Silver blanks (the shape of a bar, but with no design elements) are put into a machine. That machine uses thousands of pounds of pressure to stamp design elements into the blank.

Another unique type of silver bar you’ll see when browsing BGASC is stackables. These bars display the same image on both the obverse and reverse. One side is domed while the other is concaved, allowing you to literally stack multiples on top of one another.

Buying Silver Bars at BGASC

Don’t hesitate to contact the BGASC customer service team with any questions you may have about these Silver Bars. Our team can be reached via email, through our online chat feature, or by calling us at 888-992-4272.