Sunday, December 1, 2013

The "P" Box Part I

OK, a few of the letters in the alphabet just do not work quite right in my titles with the word "Box"; "P" is no exception, but here we go. 
I have been working in Ohio for a number of years but we still have our home in Phoenix so ingots with Phoenix and Arizona in names or with ties to origins rank high among my favorites. We looked at Arizona Assay Office ingots some time ago, with this post we look at hallmarks that include Phoenix.
Phoenix Precious Metals Ltd. ingots are fairly common in the later series, pictured below are the three varieties I have acquired to date in what I believe to be chronological order. I can find no information on the company other than a listing of Phoenix Precious Metals Ltd. as a refiner that processed and sold bullion products. The first examples bear a hallmark that marginally fits on the 5 oz ingots.

The next examples show a much smaller version of the hallmark. The second photo is of a refinery pack obtained through Dr. Silver from the original purchaser who reportedly bought it in the early 1960's. 

And the final Phoenix Precious Metals Ltd. example which I believe to represent the latest of the three types.

Phoenix Refining Corp. is registered as being incorporated on January 26, 1981 in New York, New York. Todd has a 5 oz example in his collection that only has the "rocket" symbol on it which I would guess dates earlier than the one pictured below.

Not much information on either of these hallmarks so anyone with something to add please let me know.

Silver Ingots

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