The Perth Mint in Western Australia is more than just a leading Australian refiner of gold and silver. The mint is one of the world’s foremost producers of gold and silver. Not only does the mint produce gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins with legal tender status in Australia, but it also produces a range of gold and silver bullion bars, an operation that few other government mints provide. Right now, 1 Kilo Silver Perth Mint Cast Bars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a cardboard box with protective packaging materials around the bar!
- Produced by the Perth Mint!
- Surfaces and edges are smooth!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounce, of .999 fine silver.
- On the obverse is the mint logo with the weight and purity.
- The reverse side is blank.
Each 1 Kilo Silver Perth Mint Cast Bar listed here is in brand-new condition from the Perth Mint. The bars are packaged for shipping with protective materials around the bar to keep it secure. The bar and its wrappings are delivered in a cardboard box.
These 1 Kilo Silver Cast Bars are produced one at a time by the Perth Mint. While minted ingots start out as long cast bars that are then stamped and cut into separate, smaller pieces, cast bars are poured individually into various prefabricated molds. Each mold is heat-resistant so that the melted silver can remain within while cooling without damaging the mold. The molds are produced in exact sizes that ensure 1 Kilogram of silver content is in the finished product.
On the obverse side of 1 Kilo Silver Perth Mint Cast Bars are the inscriptions that identify the mint of issue and the bar’s important details. The mint logo is featured at the top of the bar, with the weight and purity noted at the bottom of the bar. These inscriptions are struck into the surface of the bar. An incuse strike sinks the letters and/or designs into the surface of the bar rather than engraving these features onto the surface of the bar in 3D relief.
The reverse side of 1 Kilo Silver Perth Cast Bars is blank. This side of the bar is purposely left blank as it is not accessible during the cooling and stamping process. You may, however, notice striations, settling lines, and/or other textures on this surface. These are natural results of the pouring and cooling process.
The Perth Mint was founded in Western Australia in 1899. Originally intended as a third branch facility of the Royal Mint of England, the Perth Mint spent much of its first five decades in operation providing an interim minting capacity for the nation following its federation movement, but before its full independence.
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