What are silver ingots (silver bars)? Silver ingots as defined here are in essence silver bullion bars (silver bars) of 10 oz or less. In addition, unlike silver bullion bars (silver bars) exceeding 10 troy ounces or more, silver ingots in many instances have a collector’s value attached to it, especially those featuring designs such as the German Iron Cross and other interesting designs or artwork. Silver ingots with design or artwork on it are called silver art bars. In fact, Silver Bullion is not aware of a single silver ingot with collector’s value that doesn’t have some form of design or artwork on it. Thus, when we refer to silver art bars here, it will be always be in reference to silver ingots (silver bars) with a collector’s value attached to it.

Furthermore, it’s no secret that silver bullion bars (silver bars) come in different sizes ranging from as small as less than 1 oz to as large as a 1000 oz, although the standard sizes are: 1 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 100 oz and a 1000 oz. As indicated above and elsewhere, we prefer to refer to silver bullion bars (silver bars) of 10 oz or less as silver ingots. The primary reason for this is simply because we are of the opinion that size matters greatly when it comes to investing in or owning silver bullion bars (silver bars), especially if one considers factors such as affordability, ease of storage, ease of handling, etc.

Similar to silver bullion bars (silver bars) exceeding 10 troy ounces or more, silver ingots are in essence bars of pure silver that usually have a millesimal fineness of 999 (fine silver or three nines fine) or a silver purity of 99.9% silver.

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