Silver Bar types a beginners breakdown
A loose breakdown of different types of bars
Always great to see those bars side by side
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Thanks really helps i didnt get was how is cast made i love the look of scottsdale they call cast they look poured to me but i am a newb no clue lots to learn thanks for doing this
With silver breaking 18 today I bight some sunshine bars at almost no premium
Very cool. I thought that Englhard lofer had some machined or extruded features when we talked about it before. Thanks for sharing.I think the edges are extruded.
Very nice bars, I have learned to love them all although personally, I only collect hand poured bars and the 100 gr Geiger bar. The fun part of bars is that you can handle them without gloves, just like you said. Also, when it comes to hand pours, each one has a different character, really interesting to look at, thus provides a lot of enjoyment.
I starting stacking 3yrs ago one of first purchases were a 5 and 10oz pamp suisse bars and couple JM 1ozers
I have 1 oz and 5 oz bars the 5 oz bar tubes are great for stacking.
the plus sides of bars over coins that you mentioned I agree with. but bars and rounds are essentially the same, low premium, can hold raw. you kinda put rounds and coins in the same category, when really rounds are more like bars than they are coins
Great video & bars!
In Europe it’s pretty simple, bars are an industrial asset and subject to v.a.t., coins aren’t. So over here it’s a coin thing.
I still don’t know the difference between, poured and cast. you didn’t really explain the difference, just what they are. tbh not very helpful
Bars all day!!!!
I started buying bars for my collection. The Scottsdale stacker bar was great then I got an RCM bar but did not like it as much. Both were 10 oz. I might go after a 100 ounce bar next. Any recommendations?
I’m on the fence. I don’t have a real preference. I have more Bars due to my collecting on MTB but also the Hoffman and Hoffman rounds got me bit up too. but when it’s Generic to me Silver is silver. love my silver. great Video Ikeo
Some questions on storage i just bought a shrink wrap machine on amazon about$50 with bags. thought i would put some 20 oz scottsdale in them so i can leave them out slacker here exposed me to the 100 oz us assay office bar its stunning i want to leave out but dont want it easy to steal so it must stay in safe most of time
Bars are my favorite, they constitute most of my stack. But I think everyone should own coins in case they need to make a quick sale. Especially those of their native country, ie Silver Eagles in America, Maple Leafs in Canada, etc. I like junk silver too, and avoid the high premium stuff. I’m not a flipper, and have no idea what will be fashionable 10 or 20 years from now, so lower premium works for me. (edit for crappy spelling)
I can’t lie, I love bars, the shape and feel of them is unlike any coin. Your right about handling them too. They are very nice to play with. I think bars are best if you are looking to add some quick mass to your stack. Instead of buying 10 coins, you just pick up a 10 ounce bar and whammy, you’ve got 10 ounces that fast. Less worry about the condition of each individual coin. I recently have aquired 3 5 ounce bars and I love that size and shape. great for stackability and easy to move. Thanks for sharing my friend. And yes, the coin planchets are extremely hard compared to poured or cast bars.
Minted is synonymous with pressed. Where were your geiger bars?! 😉
definitely added more bars this yr some geigers,monarch,sunshine engelhards as many as i can get my weight up on my stack also a kilo all my goals.
great video thanks for sharing
Great video buddy, I mostly buy coins with the occasional silver bar. Thanks for sharing!
Great video my friend! I have plenty of bars from when I started stacking, but lately I’ve thought about this a lot and don’t really think I’m a stacker anymore. I enjoy collecting now much more than just acquiring ounces. To each their own but completing sets is my focus for a while, but I’ll always enjoy any type of silver or gold added to my collection. Thanks for sharing.
Helpful video, thank you!
Good looking bars.
Subscribing your channel, hope to learn some
What is the diff in the value? is that like about $20 an oz spot?
Great video ikeo net! great information as usual, thanks again!
I prefer coins.I recently went through my silver maples, which most I got for 18$. I found 7 with milk spots.I ended up getting 20$ apiece for them.I traded in for 1/10 oz gold eagle.It’s all about preference
I’m far from a bar connoisseur, as a collector/stacker they are part of my holdings but I usually pick them up for weight without much thought of collectability. Thanks for the vid, give us good information and that’s always a plus…
Nice explanation ~>
Thanks good education appreciate your time
very nice video
bars are a lot like cocks but cold huh ….. fat, short, wide , long, omg what a variety
My favorite is the 10 ounce Scottsdale stacker. I also buy RCM bars. I don’t really care for the dimensions of the RCMs but they are four 9s fine.
Mintagne in coin is function of future value why i like the low mintage lunae 5 ounce
I really like the bars. 1 kilo size and 10 oz size. If their poured i like all sizes. 100 oz size bars are out of my budget though i would like to have 1. I also like bullion pirate rounds the designs are cool.
yea it feels great to hit my goals thats the thing about me,if i want something I’ll do anything to get it,ditto for you ikeo hope we both meet are goals stack well my friend it will pay off in the long term.
Thanks for the videos.
I’ve always wanted to stack up lots of bars, but I’ve never bought any. I don’t mind buying premium stuff because I like the look at my investment.
My take is minted coins vs rounds & bars, have an advantage due to fact they are legal tender. Some of stack because of possible currency crisis. US govt still treat minted coins as legal tender when crossing national boundaries. Your metal choices tend to be driven by your fear/concern. Larger bars are easier to fake vs a smaller bar, round, or coin. that’s my take
for me about spot + premium…. if someone wanted to spend $100 every two weeks on silver (5 ounces) easier to buy rounds/coins compared to saving up for a month to acquire 10 oz bar. satisfying the desire to add to stack on regular bases, allows for taking advantage of price dips, can easily modify your purchases.
Do own several 1 oz and 5 oz bars and rounds. My most unique would be the 1000 grains (about 2.1 oz) Norman Rockwell Fours Freedoms picked up about $17.50 an ounce ($35 per bar, $140 for the set). They were not in the original walnut plaque, thus made a wall plaque with the bars in the four corners and a 2013 2 oz numbered proof SBSS Freedom Girl (1 of 2000) in the center… Displayed in the hallway, as art work.
Also have about 25-30 1 oz Christmas themed bars/rounds in ornament capsules that I used to decorate the tree with each year. All different designs from different years. One day will write a storyline involving the pieces from the wise men on a journey to 1975 N.R. Slumbering Santa (bar) after the deliveries. This will place the pieces in a particular order on the tree as the story is told.
Hello, love your vids! Where did you buy that tray that you are storing your 1 oz troy ounce bars in?
I like poured, and cast, and pressed lol. I like it all!
I have an OPM 1kilo silver bar (Trapezoid shape) with a matt/frosted finish…do you know if these are a semi-collector bar? I had read once, and i can’t find the article now, but it stated they they aren’t making this shape anymore. Thoughts? I was thinking about selling it for some 1oz silver, but will not if there’s a chance it could be a ‘odd’ with a premium in the near future. Thanks
Hello ikeo, does your 1 kilo Perth mint silver bar weigh exactly 1.000 grams (32.15 troy oz)? I have two of them that are overweight, one weighs 1.012 and the other 1.010. I guess poured bars weigh more than their pressed counterparts?
I wonder when grading companies start grading bars. Not that I would want that, but the demand is there with so many of them already collectable with huge premiums dependent on condition.
I love bars too, I have coins as well and still purchase coins but my bars are by far my favorite! I can’t wait to snag my first kilo bar!
Buy coins if you know how to market them directly to other collectors when you sell. Buy bars if you you plan to sell back to a bullion dealer. I think most new buyers should stick to bars because it’s the easiest way to get your money back. Often times you may not get the premium back on coins which may greatly reduce profit.
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