A comparison between modern hand poured silver bars

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  1. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    I like Monarch bars. Nothing wrong with them at all.
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  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Here,s another JM poured bar i just picked up to add to my 10 OZ collection


  4. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I was going to polish this up but i think i will leave it alone the Patina is just awesome
  5. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    You and your shiny, leave it be :p
    The patina adds to the cool factor.
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  6. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    For sure, it looks very rustic :) so not going to touch a thing.
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  7. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    I don't have any silver bars, just this gold one that was purchased in 1979 direct from the Nevada City Mint. Not sure if they remain in business.

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  8. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Super nice piece !!
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Is that 5 pennyweight, + 4 grains? 4 grains over a 1/4 Troy ounce?
  10. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    Yes. It is a is bit over 8 grams
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  11. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

  12. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I have never seen weight described that way, very unique !
  13. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Here's a really cool hand poured 5 ounce round that a dealer here in Portland is starting to make. He's calling them Pour'dland after the city. The flow lines he's getting are really nice. :)

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  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Those are really cool :) so do they come in different sizes ?
    And whats the premium over spot ?
  15. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Yeah, he's doing 1oz, 3oz, 5oz and 10oz. He's asking spot plus around $3.00 per ounce. He's also working on a hand poured State of Oregon shaped bar that I think will be around 6oz. He showed me an unfinished one, and I really want to get one of those.

    I'm impressed at how well they are coming out. I tried to do some of my own and they were horrible. Lol
  16. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    Those look pretty cool. :)
  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    C'mon, show us.
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  18. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I think Monarch, like other refiners want to satisfy there customers ! so offering
    This program gives piece of mind to buyers of there products :)
  19. PeacePeople

    PeacePeople Wall St and stocks, where it's at

    I'm a YPS guy...started buying them in 2012 when he did it as a hobby and have continued to do so to this day. I have between 300 and 400 ounces of bars with serial #3.

    This is one I commissioned...these are the prototypes and the bottom one went into production...maybe I'll put up some more later
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  20. Blue Angel

    Blue Angel Senior Member

    Please do PP.
  21. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    If I ever wished to get into counterfeiting, hand poured bars would be my entry. As you mentioned, every one can be close to unique. so there are no markers to indicate origin. I suspect there are already many of these are in play already, as most people just store them, and the marking are close to be in the range of ability of an amateur artisan. I have never seen a video of a company making hand poured bars, and I notice that the weights all seem to be rounded to whole ounce, which would be amazing to me if actually poured by hand. Not trying to rain on the parade, as it matters not to me, but I would have concerns. Jim
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