When it comes time to buy silver bars, investors have two primary options in the design of their bars. Traditionally, hand-poured bars have been around for centuries as the primary means of refining silver. More recently, minted ingots with computerized stamping and refined designs have surged. Nostalgia and personal preference among investors and collectors have brought hand-poured bars surging back though! Today, 1 Kilo SilverTowne Poured Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic.
- Hand-poured and hand-stamped work!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse bears the SilverTowne Mint name and logo.
- Reverse design field purposely left blank.
The process involved in the production of a poured silver bar is incredibly physical. This type of manual labor takes longer to produce a silver bar, but often results in a more rustic and aesthetically pleasing product at the end of the day. It might take longer, but the production of 1 Kilo Silver SilverTowne Poured Bars delivers beauty to the investor or collector who buys the bar.
SilverTowne craftsmen start the process by melting .999 fine silver shot by heating to 2,000 degrees. Once molten, the red-hot silver is poured into pre-made graphite molds that determine the shape and precise weight of the silver bar; in this case that’s 1 Kilogram. The molds are then left to cool until they reach a temperature between 1,300 and 1,500 degrees.
When the molds have reached this temperature, SilverTowne craftsmen will hand stamp all of the engravings and designs into the obverse face of the bar. Because the hand stamping process takes place when the bars are still incredibly hot and seated in their molds, there are no designs or engravings stamped onto the reverse side of the bar. Instead, you are left with a rustic finish to the reverse that is slightly different for each depending on how the bar cools in the mold.
On the obverse of all 1 Kilo Silver SilverTowne Poured Bars you’ll find the only engravings available on these products. It starts with the SilverTowne logo at the top, the classic prospector leading his donkey to their next hopeful site of gold or silver discovery. This logo is enclosed within a circle, and the engravings of “1 Kilo,” “.999,” and “Fine Silver” are featured below that. At the very bottom is the name “SilverTowne,” where a pickax is used to replace that capital “T” in SilverTowne.
The SilverTowne Mint is a private operation in the state of Indiana in the US. Originally founded as a humble coin shop in Winchester in 1949, today it is one of America’s most respected private facilities.
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