Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mint Of The United States At San Francisco Type II Ingots Part II

In the first post about Type II ingots I discussed the rarity of 5 oz class examples and presented the varieties that I have identified to date. Working with the same information used to develop the Type I registry, major auction house archives, eBay listings, coin catalogs and collector's records that I have access to dating back to 1980, I have developed the Type II registry below. 

Once again, I am not claiming that this is the extent that were produced but hoping to use the information that can be extrapolated from the tables to advance my work on accurate dating and chronological organization of Mint Of The United States At San Francisco ingots. Thanks again to David for his help with this process.

With stamped dates on two and receipt for a third, the sheared plates appear to be the oldest of all larger Type II examples, ranging in date from 1952 to 1955. #1 is dated 1952 on the obverse, #477 is dated 1954 on the reverse and I have a receipt for #1767 dated April 29, 1955. The #1529 cast ingot is stamped on with reverse with the 1956 round dated hallmark and I have another receipt containing both #1031 and #1032 dated January 30, 1958.

I have used the above information to organize the registry listing. I am not yet sure where the unnumbered 5 oz class examples fall into the timeline but have placed them at the end of the table for now. As always, if anyone has something to add, please let me know.

Silver Ingots

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