Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Silver of the Week, IV

I am completely thrilled with my purchase of a Monarch Precious Metals one ounce .999 silver ingot. These pieces are simple and sophisticated, imperfect yet beautiful. There is something very old-fashioned about them, like they just came off a Spanish treasure ship in the 1600s or something. As you can see, I have placed mine over-top of an old US One Dollar Silver Certificate, which, prior to 1965, could be redeemed at the US Treasury for either a silver dollar coin, or 371.25 grains of fine silver shot. Those were the days!


  1. I have one of these as well and they definitely are striking. Next to minted coins though, it feels a little 'small', but the weights are correct.

    If you just want a 'blob' of pure silver to carry around, these are definitely terrific purchases!

  2. Thanks for the comment John Galt. It does seem small at first. I saw on a forum where one guy said he was putting them in the freezer to use as whiskey "ice" (they don't melt and water down the whiskey!)