Cast silver bars are one of the most affordable ways to invest in silver. Argor-Heraeus is one of Switzerlands leading producers of silver bullion and when you buy silver bars from the mint, you can choose from a wide variety of different weights and options. As with any program, cast silver bars are a great place to start by offering simple designs and affordable pricing.
- Individually-cast silver bars!
- Unique serial numbers!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- The obverse side has the mint name and other markings.
- On the reverse is a blank field.
Argor-Heraeus produces its cast silver bars one at a time. Once the silver has been melted down, it is poured into individual, prefabricated molds. These molds are made from heat-resistant materials and allow for an appropriate volume of silver to produce a certain piece. In the case of these 10 oz Argor-Heraeus Bars, the prefabricated molds ensure that exactly 10 Troy oz of silver is in the end product. Once the silver is poured into the cast, it is allowed to cool in place until each one is ready for markings to be stamped into the surface.
All of these 10 oz Argor-Heraeus Cast Silver Bars are available to you for purchase in brand-new condition. Argor-Heraeus Cast Silver Bars come with protective packaging materials around the bar inside of a cardboard shipping box. The bars have a smooth surface with incuse-struck markings. An incuse strike sinks the designs and text into the surface of the bar to maintain a flat, smooth surface.
The obverse side of 10 oz Argor-Heraeus Cast Silver Bars comes with all of the identifying information on the bars. The name of the mint features on this side of the bar, along with the metal content, purity, weight, and the individual serial number. Argor-Heraeus issues two-letter, five-number serial codes to its cast silver bars.
On the reverse field of the 10 oz Argor-Heraeus Cast Silver Bars is a blank field. The mint leaves the reverse side of the bar blank on purpose. It is possible to see striations and texture lines on the surface of the bar. These are merely a result of the settling and cooling of the silver after the bar has been cast.
Argor-Heraeus has a long history of producing minted ingots and cast silver bars. The Swiss-based refiner increased the purity of its silver bullion specimens in 2014 from .999 as the standard to .9999.