A visual and historical database of

Vintage Silver Bars

  • Refiners
  • Bars
Montana vintage Silver hallmark

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BR MacKay & Sons 10.84 Front
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~10
  • Specific Weight: 10.84
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Type: Poured
  • Occurrence Frequency: Occasional
  • Misc.: Birthday Bar
Midwest Mining 12 oz Front
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~10
  • Specific Weight: 12.00
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Configuration: Portrait
  • Type: Poured
  • Est. Mintage Date: 2000's
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Very Rare
  • Misc.: Cult Favorite, Fantasy Bar
  • Contributed by: D H
Spanish Cross 10.29 Front
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~10
  • Specific Weight: 10.29
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Configuration: Portrait
  • Type: Poured
  • Est. Mintage Date: Unknown
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Rare
Deak 100g Front
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: 100 gr., 3
  • Specific Weight: 100 gr., 3.21
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Configuration: Portrait
  • Type: Pressed
  • Est. Mintage Date: 1970's, 1980's
  • Occurrence Frequency: Occasional
  • Contributed by: D H
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: 3
  • Specific Weight: 3.24
  • Shape: Kit Kat, Rectangle
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Type: Poured
  • Est. Mintage Date: 1970's
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Very Rare
  • Misc.: Dore
New Age Ventures vintage Silver Bar 9.71 H
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~10
  • Specific Weight: 9.71
  • Shape: Loaf, Rectangle
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Type: Poured
  • Occurrence Frequency: Buy it if you see it...
  • Misc.: Brushed
Smiths 5.21 oz vintage silver bar
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~5
  • Specific Weight: 5.21
  • Shape: Rounded Edges, Trapezoid
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Type: Poured
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Very Rare
  • Misc.: Shiny
  • Contributed by: Tim Zubrod
New Orleans Silversmith 10 oz Silver Bar Front
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~10
  • Specific Weight: 10.00
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Type: Poured
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Very Rare
  • Contributed by: D H
Phoenix vintage silver bar 1 oz front
  • Weight Class: ~1
  • Specific Weight: 1.00
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Type: Poured
  • Occurrence Frequency: Occasional
ROSARIO ASARCO 5 oz front
  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~5
  • Specific Weight: 5.00
  • Shape: Kit Kat
  • Configuration: Horizontal
  • Est. Mintage Date: 1980's
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Very Rare
  • Misc.: Counterstamped

FAQS

What is a "vintage" silver bar?

For the purpose of our vintage silver and gold database, we are considering “vintage”, anything at least 40 years old. That being said, we do make exceptions and will generally allow any silver or gold bars and ingots that we think are cool, unique, and worth recordings. However, we typically will not document or allow modern coins or art bars, unless they have specific ties to a know vintage silver or gold refiner.

What is the most popular vintage silver bar "brand"?

While it goes without saying, everyone has their own preferred vintage refiner. However, there are a couple of silver companies that undoubtedly are recognizable beyond the niche vintage silver collectors community.

Johnson Matthey and Engelhard

Long-time collectors often refer to these two refiners as the “gateway drugs” to getting deep into the vintage silver community. Both JM and Engelhard are relatively easy vintage bars to find, and always retain their value well….which makes them perpetually popular for beginning and long-time collectors alike.

Why should I set up an account?

Creating a profile will allow you to unlock several additional features on the site.

  1. You can create your own “collection” to share (or for your own personal private record).
  2. You can “like” and “bookmark” bars, refiners, or images.
  3. Any contributions to the site can be attributed to your public profile.
  4. You can win swag or even vintage silver bars, if your contribution is wins any of our “Most Liked” competitions.
  5. More to come soon!

How do I add a bar to my collection?

  1. Create a profile.
  2. Find the “Collection” tab on your profile page.
  3. Select “Add Bar”
  4. Fill out the required information. (Make sure it is as complete as possible, with high-resolution image, if you want it considered for addition to the public database.)
  5. Click “Add Bar”

Do you buy or sell vintage silver bars on here?

We are often buying and selling vintage silver bars. Some bars have a link underneath the bar info boxes that say “Sell Now”. If you have something similar, submit the info and a picture and we’ll be sure to get back to you!

We’re always interested in cool and unique vintage silver bars…especially our favorite refiners such as Dugan & Helterbrand, Chovanak, Montana, and New Orleans Silversmiths!

Do you have a list of all the vintage silver refiners you are trying to document?

YES….But this is always evolving and expanding as the vintage silver community uncovers new refiners and information! Here’s a starting point though:

  • 1st American Co-Op
  • AAA Precious Metals
  • AARC
  • AARO Metals Company
  • Academy Corporation
  • ACLI
  • ACO
  • Acromatics
  • AFI
  • AG
  • AG Refining Company
  • AG-Fox
  • AG-Met, Inc.
  • Ag-Tech
  • AGB
  • Agnon, Inc.
  • AGSR
  • Ainslie Bullion Company
  • Alaska Mint
  • Alaska Silver Refining
  • Alexander Westerfall Smelters & Refiners/AW
  • Allen’s Coin Shop
  • Alpha Metals Company
  • AMAX
  • AMC
  • American Argent Mint
  • American Chemical & Refining Company
  • American Credit Bar
  • American Gold & Silver
  • American Gold Deposit Corporation
  • American Mining Corporation
  • American Mint Corporation
  • American Pacific Mint
  • American Precious Metals
  • American Republic Silver Company
  • American Silver
  • American Smelting & Refining Company/ASARCO
  • AMEX
  • Anaconda Raritan Works
  • Anaheim Metals
  • Anglo American Metals
  • Apache Grave
  • APW Anode Silver
  • Aqua Mining Company, Inc.
  • Argento ‘Italifo
  • Argento Puro
  • Argentum Refiners
  • Argor Heraeus Sa
  • Argor S. A. Chiasso
  • Argus Metals
  • Arizona Assay Office
  • Arizona Silver, Inc.
  • ART
  • AS&M
  • ASP
  • ASR
  • AST
  • Atlanta Mint Incorporated
  • Aurium Res. Corp.
  • Aurora Bullion
  • Australian Bullion Company
  • Bache Canadian
  • Baltimore MD Mint
  • Bankhaus Deak & Company, LTD
  • Banque Genovoise
  • Barstow & Victorville Metals Refinery/BV Hi-Desert
  • Bay Area Precious Metals
  • BCR
  • Bear Paw Mining Company
  • BEHR
  • Bell Associates
  • Bitterroot Nugget Exchange
  • BMC
  • BMR
  • Boatman’s National Bank
  • Boise Refining
  • Bojuka Ryu Inc.
  • Bonanza Mint
  • Boshmans Antwerpen
  • Boston Silver Company
  • B.R. Mackay and Sons, Inc.
  • BRC
  • Brinks
  • Broken Hill Association Smelters
  • Brown Materials Company
  • Buckeye Refining
  • Bullion Bank
  • Bunker Hill Company
  • C & F
  • C & H Gold & Silver Distributors
  • C & S Incorporated
  • Cal-AG
  • California Crown Mint – Michael A. Graham
  • California Silver
  • Canadian Silver Refiners
  • Candelaria
  • Cape Precious Metals
  • Capital Metals
  • Carlino & Carlino Mint
  • Cascade Refining
  • Casey Refining
  • Casper
  • CC-S
  • CC&S
  • CCC
  • Centennial
  • Certified Bullion
  • Certified Ingots
  • Certified Mint
  • CGG
  • Chaunceys
  • Chico Ledge
  • Chovanak
  • Cincinnati Gold & Silver Refining Company
  • Ciner
  • Circle City
  • Classic Coins
  • Cloverleaf
  • CMI/Omega
  • CMP Incorporated
  • CNS Inc.
  • Cochise Precious Metals
  • Coin Shack
  • Coin Shop
  • Coin-A-Rama City
  • Colonial
  • Columbus Precious Metals
  • Commodity Exchange
  • Commodity Resources & Environmental Inc.
  • Commonwealth Refining
  • Comstock Mines
  • Con-Virginia
  • Conrad Wiegand
  • Consolidated Coin Company
  • Consolidated Mines & Metals
  • Consolidated Silver
  • Constitution Mint
  • Continental Coin Corporation
  • Continental Silver Corporation
  • Cortez Mines
  • Crabtree Mint
  • CRC
  • Cripple Creek Colorado
  • Crown Metals
  • Crown Mint
  • CRS
  • CSR
  • Cyprus Amax Resources
  • Cyprus Minerals Company
  • Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange
  • Dallas Metals & Smelting Inc.
  • Darango Mining Company
  • Daughterty Refiner
  • David C. Davis Company
  • David H. Fell Company Inc.
  • DCC
  • DCSS
  • DDP
  • DeLamar Silver Mines
  • Denron Refiners
  • Denver Refining Company
  • Desert Refining Intl. Inc.
  • Diamond Mine
  • DLM Mines
  • DMS
  • DMW
  • Don Casey Company, Inc.
  • Doral
  • Doyle’s Coin Palace
  • Doyles Mint
  • Draper Mint – Swiss of America
  • Draper Mint – Swiss of Utah
  • DRC
  • Drew Refiners Assayers
  • Drew Refining Company
  • Dugan & Helterbrand Company Inc.
  • Duke
  • Dunes Hotel
  • DURO
  • DWP
  • Eagle Assaying & Refining
  • Eagle Mining Company
  • Empire Smelting & Refining
  • Engelhard
  • EPM
  • Equitable Trust of New York
  • ESR
  • Eureka Mine
  • Euro Gold
  • Eutectic Metals Company, Inc.
  • Exploration Mines & Smelting
  • Federal Silver Refinery
  • Federated Bullion
  • Finer Inc.
  • First Majestic
  • Flanagan Klan
  • Foster Company
  • Foster Mint
  • Franklin Bros., F.B.
  • French & Associates
  • G & G
  • G & S
  • Gateway
  • General Metals
  • Gila Development Company
  • Global Metal Refiners
  • Global Minting
  • GM
  • GNSC
  • Gold & Silver Bullion Exchange
  • Gold & Silver Exchange
  • Gold Bug Mines
  • Gold Silver & Gem Exchange
  • Gold Standard
  • Golden Analytical & Refining Company
  • Golden Eagle Refineries, Inc.
  • Goldfield Ledge
  • Goldhorn
  • GOS
  • GR
  • GRC
  • Great American Silver Company
  • Great Western Coin & Bullion Company
  • Green Duck Corporation
  • Green Valley
  • Greens Creek Mine
  • GSR
  • Gulf Coast Coin
  • Gulf Corporation Council
  • H&H
  • H&H Mining
  • H&M
  • Hallmark Precious Metals
  • Hallmark Refining Corporation
  • Hamilton Mint
  • Hancock Industries
  • Handy & Harmon
  • Hatfield
  • Hauser & Miller
  • HCJ Refiners
  • Heartland Mint
  • Heraeus Precious Metals
  • Hercaimy
  • HH
  • Hilemn Laboratories, Inc
  • Hoffman & Hoffman
  • Homestake Mining Company
  • Honest Metals
  • Hoover & Strong Inc. Refiners & Manufacturers
  • Hospital Trust National Bank
  • HPM
  • HS&S
  • HSR
  • Huepeded & Company
  • Hunt Brothers
  • HW Minting Company
  • ICI
  • IMF
  • IMI
  • Imperial R & R Works
  • Imperial Refining & Smelting Company
  • Industrial Silver Company
  • Ingot Mines
  • Intermountain Metals
  • Intermountain Precious Metals
  • International Amalgam LTD
  • International Metallurgical Services, Inc.
  • International Metals
  • International Precious Metals
  • International Recover Company
  • International Recycling Corporation
  • International Silver Exchange
  • International Silver LTD Inc.
  • International Silver Specialist
  • International Vaults Refining
  • IRC
  • Irving Mint
  • ISR
  • J
  • J & J Smelting & Refining Corporation
  • J Ross Gold Corp.
  • J William Krohn Company
  • Jackson Precious Metals
  • Jade Assay
  • JASCO
  • JKL
  • JKM
  • JMSI
  • JW Denver Gold & Silver Exchange
  • JW Pringle
  • Kazel Mountain Mines
  • Keiffer
  • Keller
  • Kennecott Copper Corporation
  • Kingsmen Silver
  • Klondike Mint
  • KML
  • Knight & Company
  • Lavin, R., & Sons
  • Lawrence & Son Inc.
  • LCR
  • Leach & Garner
  • Letcher Mint
  • Liberty Mint
  • LMC
  • Lone Star Metals
  • Lone Star Silver
  • Lone Star Silver Mine
  • Louis & Mac Kay
  • Louisville Metals Company
  • LSI
  • Lyman
  • M
  • M & B Mining, Inc.
  • M2
  • MacKay, B. R. & Sons, Inc
  • Magnum Drew Company
  • Manfra, Tordella & Brooks
  • Mark Refining
  • Market Harmony Bullion
  • Marshal, E.D., Refiners
  • Martin Metals, Inc.
  • Mastiff Metals
  • Materion Mining Company
  • MC
  • MCR
  • MDC
  • MDM
  • Medallic Art Company NY
  • MEE
  • Mehlos Refinery
  • Metal Refiners LTD
  • Metallic Industries, Inc.
  • Metalrex
  • Metex
  • Metz Metallurgical Corporation
  • MFR Eagle
  • MFR World Mint
  • Mid South Silver
  • Mid South Smelter
  • Mid States Metals
  • Midas Metals
  • Midland Processing Incorporated
  • MidPacific Gold & Silver
  • Midwest Mining
  • Midwest Minting
  • MM
  • MMI
  • MMM – Colorado
  • MNC
  • Mocatta Metals Corporation
  • Mojave Bullion
  • Molly – T Mine
  • Monarch Precious Metals
  • Monetary Metals International, Incorporated
  • Monex International
  • Montana Assay
  • Montana Gold & Silver Corporation
  • Morgan Mint
  • Motherlode
  • MRI
  • MSC
  • MSR
  • Murray, L. C.
  • MWCC
  • N 999
  • NA Boles
  • NABXC
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • National Dallas
  • National Refinery
  • National Refining Corporation
  • National Refining Systems Inc
  • National Texas Refiners
  • NCRC
  • Nevada City Mint
  • Nevada Coin Mart
  • Nevada Coin Minting
  • Nevada Metallurgical Inc.
  • Nevada Mining Company
  • Nevada Refining & Smelting
  • Nevada Silver
  • Nevada Silver Company
  • New Hope Gold & Silver
  • New Orleans Silversmiths
  • New Silver & Gold Mining & Milling Company
  • Noble Metals
  • Noble Mining Company
  • North Star Silver Mining Company
  • North Texas Refinery
  • Northstar Mint
  • NR
  • NRC
  • NSC
  • NSM
  • NTS
  • NWC
  • OCS
  • OGS
  • Ohio Precious Metals
  • OIO
  • Oklahoma Federal Gold & Numismatics
  • Omega Metals Company
  • Omega Refining
  • Orchid Island Metals
  • Original to Constitution Mint Inc.
  • Oxford Assaying & Refining
  • Oxford Mint
  • Oxford Precise Casting
  • Ozzie’s
  • P
  • P&H
  • Pacific Bullion Exchange
  • Pacific Silver Refiners
  • Panamerican Silver Corporaion
  • Paradise Precious Metals
  • Parker Industires
  • Patriot Mint
  • PBT
  • PC
  • PCCE
  • Peace Arch Refining Corp
  • Pease & Curren Incorporated
  • Pedley Ryan & Company
  • PERCO
  • PG&G
  • PGM
  • Phoenix Precious Metals Ltd.
  • Phoenix Refining Corporation
  • Pilolli’s Stamp & Coin
  • Pioneer Mint
  • Placer Sierra
  • PLRCO
  • PM Refining
  • PMC
  • PMI
  • PMP
  • PMTARCO
  • Portland Mint
  • Precious Metal Consultants
  • Precious Metal Recovery
  • Precious Metals & Refining Incorporated
  • Precious Metals Refinery
  • Primo & Stellar Refining Company
  • Pro Built LLC
  • Prospector’s Gold & Gems
  • Pure Silver Refinery
  • PVMR
  • PW
  • PWB
  • Pyromet
  • QRS
  • Quality Refiners Incorporated
  • Quatre Bonded
  • Queen Elizabeth 2
  • R
  • RA
  • Raineer
  • Ramplay Silver
  • Rarities Mint
  • Refco Metals
  • RefineMet International Company
  • Regold
  • Reliable Corp
  • Republic
  • Republic Metals Corporation
  • Republic Mint
  • Republic National Bank
  • Rexair
  • Rhode Island Novelty Company
  • Rio Grande
  • Riverside Coin & Gold
  • Riverside Hotel & Casino
  • RJ Mint
  • RJK
  • RKS
  • RLC
  • RMJC
  • RML
  • Rocky Mountain Metals Refinery
  • Rocky Mountain Mint
  • Rodman & Yaruss
  • Roger Williams Mint
  • Ronel Refining Company
  • Rosario Mining Company
  • Rosario Resources Corporation
  • Royal
  • RPM
  • RPRI
  • RR
  • RRR
  • RSSA
  • Ryan Industries
  • S Bullion
  • S.W.S.
  • Sabin Metal Corporation
  • Sacramento Refining & Assay
  • SAH
  • San Antonio Silver Recovery
  • San Antonio Silver Refiners
  • San Diego
  • San Diego Refining Company
  • Sandoval Jewlers & Refiners
  • SBC
  • Scheffield Smelting
  • Scheweizerischer
  • SCMR
  • Seaside Silver Recovery
  • Security Metals Company
  • Sel-Rex Company
  • Selby Smelting & Refining Company
  • SH
  • Sharpe, H. Alvin
  • Sheffield Smelting Co. LTD
  • Shelby Smelting & Refining Company
  • Shoneback Smelter & Refiner Company, K.F.
  • Sierra Silver Corporation
  • Sierra Silver Exchange
  • Signal, The
  • Silvachem Corporation
  • Silver
  • Silver City Stamp & Coin Co.
  • Silver Company
  • Silver Diamond Corporation
  • Silver Farm
  • Silver International Mining Company
  • Silver Metals International
  • Silver Recovery Systems
  • Silver Refining Corporation
  • Silver State Bullion
  • Silver State Refining
  • Silver Summit Refining
  • Silvermat
  • SilverTowne Mint
  • Silvex Silver Systems
  • SIMA
  • Simmons Refining Company
  • Simon Silver Bell
  • SiPi Metals Corporation
  • SIRCO
  • Sitkin Smelting & Refining, Incorporated
  • SJ
  • SJCC
  • Smith, Ken W.
  • Smiths
  • SMM
  • SMRC
  • SMS
  • South East Refining¬† Incorporated
  • South Side Association
  • Southeast Refiners
  • Southern Bullion Foundary
  • Southern Metallic Enterprises, Inc.
  • Special Metals
  • Speciality Metals
  • Spectrum Refiners
  • Spiral Metal Company
  • Spokane Bullion Inc.
  • SPS
  • SR
  • SRC
  • SRI
  • SRS
  • SSA
  • SSCO
  • SSS
  • SST
  • Star Metals
  • Star Silver
  • States Smelt & Refinery
  • Strickland
  • Sun Metals
  • Sunshine Mining Company
  • Sunshine Minting Inc.
  • Sunshine Refining & Mining
  • SWEST Inc.
  • Szabo, A. Company Inc.
  • Van Aken Jewelers
  • Vanguard Mint
  • Venters
  • VW
  • W
  • W/E
  • W&M
  • Wade Ventures Ltd
  • Wallace Silversmiths
  • Wallig
  • Washington Mint
  • WB Bushmeyers
  • WCE
  • Weber
  • Wenatchee Gold Belt
  • WESCAN
  • West Coast Refining Incorporated
  • West Texas Silver Company
  • Western Federal Corporation
  • Western Pacific Coin & Silver Exchange
  • Western Pacific Gold & Silver
  • Western Silver Refinery
  • Western States Refining
  • WG&S
  • WGB
  • Wildberg Bros. S&R Company
  • Wilkinson Company
  • Williams Gold Refining
  • Willow Creek
  • Windmill Mines
  • Winnatche Bolt Belt
  • Winter Park Silver Exchange
  • Wolf
  • Woodward Industries Inc.
  • World Mint – Yonkers Coin Exchange
  • World Mint Corp.
  • World Trade Unit
  • Worldwide Coin Investments, Limited
  • Worldwide Precious Metals
  • WPM
  • WSC
  • WV
  • WWA
  • Xenia Coin Shop
  • Yardney Electric Corporation
  • YB Silver Refiners
  • Yellow Daisy Refining Co.
  • YNPM