Secondary market bars are a great way to invest in silver and gold without paying the higher premiums that come along with brand-new bullion bars or coins. Though secondary market bars can show varying levels of flaws, wear, and tear, the quality and purity of the silver within the bar remains the same. Right now, you can buy 5 oz Silver Bars produced by Engelhard online at Provident Metals.
If you purchase one of the 5 oz Silver Bars available through this product listing, you will receive your bar inside of a cardboard shipping box that may or may not have packing material around the bar. Secondary market bars such as these do not come to Provident Metals directly from the producer, but rather, are procured from other sources.
As such, secondary market bars often have varying degrees of wear and tear that range from minor flaws to major detractions. We are not able to hand-pick a particular design for you or guarantee that you do not receive matching items if you purchase multiples.
On the obverse and reverse faces of the 5 oz Silver Bars in this product listing are designs that can vary based on the particular style of bar you receive. Engelhard bars typically feature simple designs and do not stray into the intricate like products such as the Fortuna or Rosa Series of bars from PAMP.
Most Engelhard bars have the company logo engraved onto the product with an oval border around the word Engelhard. Other inscriptions include either 5 Troy Oz., 999+ Fine Silver or 999+ Fine Silver 5 Tr Oz. The exact inscription of the weight, purity, and metal content depends on the type of bar you receive. Most bars, though not all, will feature a serial number as well.
Lastly, the type of bar you receive will determine the arrangement of inscriptions. Most Engelhard cast silver bars have inscriptions arranged horizontally across the bar as you view it the wide way, while many minted ingots have the inscriptions arranged vertically down the length of the bar as you hold it. Minted ingots tend to have designs engraved onto the surface, while cast bars have markings stamped into the surface.
The Engelhard Corporation was founded in 1902 by Charles W. Engelhard. Originally a platinum smelting and refining operation, it is credited with the development of the first catalytic converter. The company ceased operations years ago following its 2006 acquisition by BASF of Germany.
If you have questions, Provident Metals is here to assist you. Please feel free to call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.
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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Engelhard Silver Bars|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||5 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|