This book can be used
for recording ownership of any given ingot. We suggest
coloring in the entire block with a bright
for quick visual and location of your bar.
COLLECTOR SERIAL NUMBER:
You may record the serial number of your silver art
bar in this block for a permanent
record. It is advised to record all the serial numbers
of all your ingots in case of theft or loss so that
you can identify your property.
CATALOG NUMBER: Each
ingot with the exception of a few unidentified bars
in the Miscellaneous Section will be assigned fix
and Index Number for reference.
INITIAL COST: You may
record what you paid for your art bar in this block
for another permanent record.
bar will be given a name with varieties, errors, and
cancelled dies noted. C-Cancelled,
V-Variety. Bronze strikings will be listed separately
in the back of this publication.
This section will note horizontal or vertical bars
only when a photo is not shown.
DATED: Many of the early
bars were not dated. Some were dated on the reverse.
Not all reverses are shown, fore, we felt this information
should be included in the format.
YEAR ISSUED: The undated
bars are hard to determine when they were issued.
Again we felt this information should be included
in the format. If the issue year is unknown, the block
will be left blank so that you can write in this information
when it becomes available.
SERIAL NUMBER: If the
bar is serially numbered, it will be indicated with
a • (check) mark.
REVERSE: Reverse types
are recorded here. If a particular reverse is not
shown, or unknown, this block will remain
MINTAGE: Known mintages
will be recorded. If the mintage is unknown, or in
doubt, it also will remain blank.
RARITY VALUE: Prices
will vary from dealer to dealer, geographical location,
spot price of silver and popularity of collectible
and investment bars. We feel this is the most accurate
and fair way of giving a price guideline. Please note,
this is a guide ind should not be interpreted as anything
other than a guide.