Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mint Of The United States At San Francisco

We know that Mint Of The United States At San Francisco Type I oval hallmark, large font, curved stem nine ingots like the one below, were the very first to have been produced and date to the early 1930's.


Recently I have found a few photos of the Old Mint that date back to this era. The one that follows is the neatest of the lot. From the information on the back of the photo, it is a night time shipment dated November 10, 1934


More photos to follow but had to get this one up first.


Silver Ingots
Ken

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Silver Ingots Tops 20,000 Pageviews!

Silver Ingots Blog reaches another milestone as we celebrate the New Year; we top 20,000 page views! An amazing feat that is only made possible by the tremendous support of all of my blog followers and readers, thanks to all of you.


I am looking forward to 2015 and continuing to post primarily about government ingots but from time to time we will look at non government examples as well. A few recent acquisitions that you can expect to see more of in upcoming posts follow.



First from the U.S. Mint Philadelphia, a hallmark that escaped the apparent fate of the remainder of the ingot that it was once a part of. It appears to have been separated as a thin slice and is now all that remains.





And a one of a kind Arizona Assay Office ingot with "SILV." on the obverse in a font and size that identically matches the edge stamping of Eagle Mining Company ingots. This one has really sparked my interest! 





Happy New Year from Silver Ingots!
Ken