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20 Aug 2019

Mint Of The United States At San Francisco Sheared Plate Ingots

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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.COMKen Conaway

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30 Jul 2019

US Mint San Francisco Ensemble

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I've been at this a long time, pictured is an ensemble of silver ingots from the United States Mint San Francisco spanning the entire run from the early 1930's to 1960. The Mint status was changed to an Assay Office and later silver ingots were produced under that hallmark.I was very fortunate to have access to a lot of opportunity early on, acquiring examples from older collectors that had not seen much interest in their holdings to that point. +/-15 years ago, there was not much competition to buy these. To date, the 5 oz class ingots remain more desirable that larger counterparts and carry a much higher premium.Over the years, research and writings that I have done have contributed to increased popularity and today, any United States Government silver ingot will be offered with a huge premium.Hope everyone enjoys the picture, it was 15 years in the making! Check out SILVERINGOTS.COM for more on these and other United States Government silver ingotsKen Conaway

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18 Jul 2019

Mint Of The United States At San Francisco Silver Ingots With Paperwork

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Of the hundreds of United States Government silver ingots in my collection and all of the others that I have seen over the years, finding paperwork to document the delivery of scrap silver to the Mint, the invoice for assay and process and the bar delivery receipt for the same transaction is amazing. Then to put a number of ingots together that are listed on the bar delivery receipt is beyond amazing.I obtained the paperwork completely separate from any of the ingot acquisitions so this is a real prize in my collection. See more about these and other United States Government silver ingots at SILVERINGOTS.COMKen Conaway

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