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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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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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16 Jul 2019

San Francisco "Grease Bars"

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100 oz class silver ingots produced by the United States Assay Office San Francisco are fairly common; most have no markings and are the true "grease bars" with only the weight marked in grease pencil. Early productions were hallmarked, serial numbered and stamped with 999 fineness. As time passed and demand increased, production ramped up and markings fell by the wayside. The U.S. Treasury Department letter pictured, announces the reduction of fineness to .996 and .998 as of November 1, 1967. The ingot pictured is a very rare .998 example with hallmark.For more information on grease bars, check out SILVERINGOTS.COM

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