Help on these silver art bars

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  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Good afternoon, everyone.

    Don't normally post on this side of the forum much, although I do tune in every once in a while (to see a good argument about bullion investing, haha.) Just picked up a few attractive silver bars in a trade, and wanted to know if any of them were more collectible or not. Also will gladly accept more information (education) on them if someone is familiar with them.

    Thank you

    Hamilton Mint
    1974 1st Annual Father's Day "Under The Old Oak Tree"
    .999 1 oz Silver Bar

    Hamilton Mint - 1974 Fathers Day 1 oz Silver Bar - Obverse.jpg

    Hamilton Mint - 1974 Fathers Day 1 oz Silver Bar - Reverse.jpg

    Hamilton Mint
    1974 1st Annual Christmas Ingot "Madonna & Child"
    .999 1 oz Silver Bar
    (a few on eBay mention that this should be gold plated?)

    Hamilton Mint - 1974 Madonna and Child 1 oz Silver Bar - Obverse.jpg

    Hamilton Mint - 1974 Madonna and Child 1 oz Silver Bar - Reverse.jpg

    Hamilton Mint
    1973 "America's Greatest Events - The Gettysburg Address"
    .999 1 oz Silver Bar

    Hamilton Mint - Gettysburg Address 1 oz Silver Bar - Obverse.jpg

    Hamilton Mint - Gettysburg Address 1 oz Silver Bar - Reverse.jpg

    Madison Mint
    1974 "St. Patrick's Day March 17, 1974 - Erin Go Bragh"
    .999 1 oz Silver Bar

    Madison Mint - 1974 St Patricks Day 1 oz Silver Bar - Obverse.jpg

    Madison Mint - 1974 St Patricks Day 1 oz Silver Bar - Reverse.jpg

    SCPM
    Indian Chief
    .999 10 oz Silver Bar

    SCPM 10 oz Silver Bar - Obverse.jpg

    SCPM 10 oz Silver Bar - Reverse.jpg
     
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  3. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    I like that top one,Because of the toning. I would pay a small premium over spot for it. The gettysburg is cool also.
     
  4. kaparthy

    kaparthy Well-Known Member

    Dealers tend to buy these art bars and rounds at 10% under and sell at 10% over spot. It's an easy market for them. I like to sort through the junk boxes of bars and rounds to find anything related to writing, printing, books, etc., and also banks, insurance companies, and commerce generally. he patriotic stuff is nice, and there is a lot of it out there... I found some 1/4-ounce silvers that I carry in my duty bag. (Never know when you will be in West Texas with the ATMs down...)
     
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  5. rte

    rte Active Member

  6. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Really like the top one as well the toning is awesome !! like the gettysburg one as well with the blue tint :)
     
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  7. rte

    rte Active Member

    Consulting the Archie Kidd books.
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    There should be a serial number on the edge of some of those bars.
    First annual fathers day had a mintage of
    Mintage: 11,230
    Madonna and child
    Mintage: 4,505
    Gettysburg Address
    Mintage: 10,000
     
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  8. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

  9. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Where can i get a copy of this book ?? looks like a handy one to have :)
     
  10. rte

    rte Active Member

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  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

  12. rte

    rte Active Member

    Fair Warning the art bars are addicting.
     
  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Iam past that...LOL
     
  14. rte

    rte Active Member

    I picked up 3 more 1 ounce bars today for $1 over spot.
    I ran out if walking around money so I'll probably make a run at another 3/4 if they are still there tomorrow. 20180216_174518.jpg
    I think I'll start a new thread called Bar Rescue :D
     
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