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Silver Bars at Provident Metals

Silver is among the most popular and affordable precious metals on the market today. Silver bullion is available in coins, rounds, shot, statues, and even bullets. However, silver bars are still a premier choice due to their weight options, purity, and recently, stunning art as well. At Provident Metals, we have a wide array of silver bar options to choose from. Learn more about the Silver Bar options we have available, right here.

Types of Silver Bars at Provident Metals

There are three main types of silver bars sold at Provident Metals

  • Cast: Cast bars represent the earliest form of metal bars. Silver shot or ingots are put into a mold, then heated, then cooled. Once cooled, the bar is removed from the mold, and design elements are usually given to just one side of the bar.
  • Hand-Poured: These silver bars are made by pouring molten silver into a mold. One side of the bar is left exposed to cool. These bars are called hand-poured as they give the appearance of being made by hand.
  • Minted Ingot: Hand-poured and cast bars are made by a similar process. Minted Ingots meanwhile go through a more unique process of being made. Blanks (solid silver with no design elements) are put in a machine that stamps the design on the blank using thousands of pounds of pressure.

Silver Bar Sizes

At Provident Metals, you’ll notice silver bars will come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We have the following silver bar sizes at Provident Metals:

  • 1 Gram (.03215 Troy oz)
  • 5 Grams (.16075 Troy oz)
  • 10 Grams (.32151 Troy oz)
  • 20 Grams (.64302 Troy oz)
  • 1 Troy oz
  • 2 Troy oz
  • 100 Grams (3.21507 Troy oz)
  • 5 Troy oz
  • 250 Grams (8.03769 Troy oz)
  • 10 Troy oz
  • 500 Grams (16.0754 Troy oz)
  • 1 Kilogram (32.1507 Troy oz)
  • 100 Troy oz
  • 5000 Grams (160.7537 Troy oz)

Popular Silver Bar Producers

A lot of the most well-known mints in the world are at the forefront of creating the best silver bars on the market. Some of the most popular producers are the following:

  • Sunshine Minting: Sunshine is a top name in creating unique Silver Rounds and bars. Sunshine is headquartered in Nevada and has branches in Rhode Island and Idaho. They create a wide array of silver bars featuring the Sunshine logo, and others featuring the Roman god, Mercury.
  • SilverTowne: SilverTowne started in the 1940s as a small coin shop in Indiana. Nowadays, they’re one of the top silver and gold dealers in America. This popular private mint is known for its collection of American Flag silver bars available in several sizes.
  • Perth Mint: The Perth Mint is among the most well-known mints in the world. They create both minted ingots and cast bars in various sizes, usually depicting their well-known kangaroo design, of the Perth Mint logo.
  • Asahi: Asahi acquired Johnson Matthey in 2015. Since acquiring their refiners Asahi has become a top producer of silver rounds and bars. They create numerous minted ingots and cast bars, usually containing the Asahi logo.
  • Geiger: Geiger is one of the more innovative names in the silver bar industry. They’re known for their square bars in sizes from 1 Gram to 5,000 Grams.
  • Germania Mint: The Germania Mint, located in Poland, creates high-quality copper, gold, and silver bars both in minted ingots and cast bars.
  • Valcambi: Valcambi is another innovative name in the world of silver bars. One popular product is their CombiBar which is several smaller bars that create one large bar.
  • Scottsdale Mint: The Scottsdale Mint, established in 2008, is one of the top private mints in the world. While they create coins for foreign governments, they also create their own silver and gold cast bars and minted ingots.

Purchasing Silver Bars at Provident Metals

If you have any questions about Silver Bars, contact the customer service team at Provident Metals. Our team can be reached via email, through our online chat feature, or by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-313-3315.