Explore Our Selection
Endeavor Metals Group stocks products from a wide variety of mints and refiners that produce silver bars. Whether you are looking for a single 1,000 oz. industrial silver bar or a variety of 1 oz. silver bullion bars, we can assist.
We carry a large selection of American silver bars. The Silver Buffalo Bar from SilverTowne—one of America’s largest private minting facilities— features the Native American profile head, which is one of the most recognizable American bullion designs. Sunshine Mint is a renowned American mint facility that manufactures the private Liberty Dollar coins. Engelhard bars are becoming scarcer because of their popularity.
In addition to carrying these American favorites, we also offer silver bars from around the world. The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the few mints in the world producing silver bars with a .9999 fineness. And you can buy it right here!
Types of Silver Bullion Bars
There are two main types of silver bullion bars: cast (hand-poured) bars and minted ingots. Both styles have the same quantity and purity of silver. They differ only in appearance and how they’re manufactured. You can usually find both types of bars in stock at a silver bullion dealer.
Cast bars are manufactured through a traditional process that involves pouring melted silver into molds and allowing them to cool. The appearance of cast bars reflects this basic approach, as they tend to be unpolished and resemble natural silver. The markings are generally sparse, showing just the pertinent details, such as the bar’s weight, purity, and manufacturer.
Mint ingots start as cast silver bullion bars, but are refined further through shaping, cutting, engraving, and polishing. Mint ingots are easy to identify because they usually have a brilliant, shiny finish. Many also have ornate detailing and imagery. Sharper corners and edges are also hallmarks of the style.
Common Weights of Silver Bullion Bars
The size of silver bars ranges from 1 gram to 1000 oz, with the most popular sizes being 1 oz, 10 oz, 100 oz, and 1 kilo. When referring to precious metals, 1 oz is actually a troy oz, which weighs 1.097 oz—approximately 10% more than a standard oz.
Popular Silver Bar Designs
There are many different investment-grade silver bullion bars available for purchase. While selection will vary depending on the silver bullion dealer, these are some of the most well-known designs.
- Engelhard Silver Bar: Founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1902, Engelhard is an American Fortune 500 company that’s well-respected among precious metals enthusiasts. Engelhard’s eagle motif is quite popular, and they also produce bars with simple logos.
- Royal Canadian Mint Silver Bar: The Royal Canadian Mint is known for producing silver products that are .9999 ultra-fine, in contrast to the .999 fine products that are the industry standard. While the difference in purity is technically negligible, many collectors and investors enjoy owning the purest silver bullion bars on the market.
- Johnson Matthey Silver Bar: Founded in London, England, in 1817, Johnson Matthey is a company with a great deal of heritage. The signature crossed hammer motif is instantly recognizable.
- Buffalo Silver Bar: A classic piece of Americana, the Buffalo Silver Bar features a buffalo (American bison) on the reverse and the head of a Native American chief with the word “liberty” on the obverse.
- Sunshine Mint Silver Bar: Another American classic, Sunshine Mint Silver Bars are manufactured by a private mint in Idaho and feature attractive imagery with an eagle in front of a sunburst on the obverse and repeating sunshine motifs on the reverse. Buy your American silver bullion bars from Endeavor Metals—a U.S. Mint silver bullion dealer.
- OPM Silver Bar: OPM (Ohio Precious Metals) produces silver bullion using 100% recycled metal. Since opening in 1974 in Jackson, Ohio, OPM has been the United States’ largest refinery of gold and silver, as well as one of the world’s largest private mints.
Why Buy Silver Bullion Bars?
Besides the usual popularity in jewelry, silver is used in solar panels, water filtration, medical instruments, and catalysis of chemical reactions, among so many more uses in the scientific and real world.
Silver bullion bars are frequently used to hedge against inflation and currency devaluation, especially during uncertain economic climates. Buying silver bars from a trusted silver bullion dealer is a budget-friendly way to invest in precious metals, adding much-needed diversity to one’s investment portfolio.
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From silver bars and silver coins to numismatics and silver IRAs, Endeavor Metals is your one-stop-shop for precious metals investing. Our knowledgeable specialists are standing by to answer your questions and help you select the right investment vehicles that align with your individual needs and goals. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Purchase silver bullion bars with full confidence, knowing we are members of the prestigious Silver Institute, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, the American Numismatic Association, and the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC). All products are backed by our 7-day, 100% money-back guarantee. Diversify into a time-tested store of value today.
FAQs: Silver Bars
Should I buy silver bars, coins, or numismatics?
While all three products are made from silver, there are some important distinctions to consider.
Silver bars are the most straightforward option and ideal for those seeking the most affordable prices.
Compared to silver bullion bars, silver bullion coins usually have a slightly higher premium because of their collectibility, historical significance, and intricate details.
Silver numismatics are collectible coins that possess value beyond their silver content due to their age, condition, rarity, and other factors. If you want to buy numismatics, find a silver bullion dealer that offers coins graded by the NGC or PCGS.
What’s the difference between poured and pressed bars?
Pressed (minted) bars are made by pouring molten silver into a large mold. The silver is sliced into equal portions.
Poured bars are formed by pouring molten silver into smaller, individual casts.
One isn’t better than the other — it’s a matter of preference. Pressed bars have a flawless appearance, while poured bars may show marks from the casting process. Some people prefer pressed silver bullion bars for their pristine look, while others like the uniqueness of poured bars.
What do the markings on the bars mean?
Markings depend on which bar you’re referencing, so talk to a silver bullion dealer if you’re wondering about specific details. Most bars are stamped with the refiner from which they originated, the silver’s fineness (purity), and the bar’s weight. Some bars may also include a serial number.
What size bars should I buy?
There’s no wrong or right size. Some investors enjoy buying small bars weekly or monthly, or whenever their budget allows. Others prefer to buy larger silver bullion bars so they can be stacked for convenient storage.
You should also consider your future plans. If you ever plan to liquidate your holdings, owning smaller bars makes it easier to sell them individually based on your needs. However, larger bars cost less, helping you save money.