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20 Aug 2019

Mint Of The United States At San Francisco Sheared Plate Ingots

Coins-United States | Silver Ingots

For a period in the early 1950's ingots that were sheared or cut from larger sheets of silver were available from the Mint Of The United States At San Francisco. No one is quite sure why these large plates existed or what they may have been produced for, but some 50 examples similar to those pictured are known to exist.The first example pictured is one of the largest on record and bears a Type III oval hallmark. The center example is of average size among those on record with a Type II oval hallmark. The final example is the smallest and also had a Type II oval hallmark.All San Francisco sheared plate ingots are rare and over the past few years have significantly increased in desirability and value. For more on sheared plate ingots and other government silver ingots, check out SILVERINGOTS.COM
Ken Conaway


I. R. Bama

Level 5

Learned something new thanks!


Level 4

Ken, very interesting history on ingots. Thanks!


Level 6

Love your blogs! The silver ingots are so interesting and compelling. Thanks for sharing!


Level 6

I find these ingots and your blogs very interesting.. Thanks for bringing them to light here..

It's Mokie

Level 6

Very Interesting, is their a price range you can provide for the ingots? Like say a relatively common ingot vice one of these?

Silver Ingots

Level 3

Since there are so many varieties and types it is difficult to give a range but the most common San Francisco Mint ingots from the 1940's are now in the $3,000 range and it just goes up from there. There are not many of even these most common available, and when I say most common, we are talking about them in the dozens so very rare and hard to even find.


Level 6

These blogs on ingots are very interesting.

cool type of ingot, never knew about these before. Another great blog SI, and another one I have learned from. Thanks

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