I have not been on this forum that long but I love to collect these '70's silver art bars on. I prefer to buy them locally because most of the time, I can buy them cheaper at my coin dealer and coin shows as opposed to ebay. I also like the challenge of finding these art bars locally.
Here are some of my favorite '70's silver art bars that I found locally:
This is a 1-oz "The General" silver art bar. This art bar was minted in 1972 by the Madison Mint. This is the "error" version of the "General" silver art bar. The reverse side of this silver art bar is blank. I bought this art bar in August 2008 at a coin show in North Georgia. I live in TN but I am close enough to GA that I can make a short drive over the state border. I paid $17.00 for this art bar when spot silver was $13.59/oz. At the time, ebay had them for well over $20 plus shipping. This was the art bar that got me started in collecting '70's 1-oz silver art bars.
Here is another '70's silver art bar that I bought at a coin show in North Georgia:
This is a 1-oz "Watergate Bug" silver art bar. This art bar was minted in 1974 by the Colonial Mint. I bought this art bar in April 2009 and I paid $15.00 for this art bar when spot silver was $11.89/oz.
Here is a '70's silver art bar find in Tennessee:
This is a 1-oz "Ford Tin Lizzie" silver art bar.This silver art bar was minted in 1972 by the Madison Mint. I bought this silver bar at a coin show in Tennessee in October 2008. I paid $15.00 for this art bar when spot silver was $9.86/oz. At the time, ebay was selling this art bar for an average of $20-$21 when you factor in shipping and insurance costs.
I plan to buy many more '70's silver art bars in the future at my local coin dealer and at coin shows. I will update this thread when I find and purchase '70's silver art bars that are considered my favorites. It will be a select few pics of any '70's silver art bars that I buy in the future. The pics that I posted on this thread and in my photo album on my public profile so far are just a small part of my entire 1970's silver art bar collection. These bars that I posted so far on this forum (this thread and my photo album) are my favorite '70's silver art bars.