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  Learning Center Spotlight 1 oz silver bars

1 oz Silver Bars

Product Spotlight

1 oz silver bars are rectangular ingots used by corporations and individuals as a method of storing wealth. They are manufactured by a number of government-operated and privately-owned mints, and typically contain .999 fine silver. Their compact size and low production costs make them one of the most affordable silver products available today.

Investing In Silver

Various societies have utilized silver as a means of exchange for thousands of years. Although major developed nations now use paper money as their primary currency, silver is still highly valued for many reasons. Not only does it have countless industrial applications, but many investors use it as a safeguard against economic turbulence.

Since the value of precious metals typically have an inverse relationship with the value of the dollar, silver has been included in many investors' portfolios as a hedge against inflation. As a tangible asset with intrinsic value, silver is often seen as a more reliable store of wealth than fiat currency, which is essentially just a government-backed IOU.

For those investing in precious metals, these are a popular option because they are more affordable than their gold and silver counterparts. Additionally, you will not pay a large premium on them because they lack numismatic value (i.e. collector appeal). Rather, they are sold and traded at close to the spot price, which is based on the price for one troy ounce of silver. For more about investing, follow the link herein.

IRA Eligible

IRA Elligible Silver Bars

Many of these prodcusts are also eligible for inclusion in a precious metals IRA. Gainesville Coins offers a wide selection of 1 oz IRA-approved items that spans major brands such as PAMP Suisse. However, not all of them (regardless of size) are approved for this kind of retirement account. To have IRA eligibility, it must be at least .999 fine and be Good Delivery accredited, or have an acceptable equivalent accreditation such as ISO 9000 or a government guarantee. Our representatives are also available to help you choose a custodian for your IRA and answer any questions you may have about opening a self-directed IRA.

Buying Guide

There are many different products available for sale for you to choose from. Specific items minted by well-known refiners are considered brand name; these include Johnson Matthey, PAMP Suisse, Sunshine Mint, Engelhard, and others. Brand names have the advantage of being highly trusted and commanding slightly higher premiums on the secondary market. Here is just a sampling of some of the most popular ones available today:

  • Buying Johnson Matthey Silver Bars

    Johnson Matthey

    Johnson Matthey is a globally-recognized assayer in the bullion industry. This example is hallmarked with the JM logo and name, as well as its exact weight and purity.

  • Buying Engelhard Silver Bars


    Engelhard is a prestigious name that is recognized worldwide. No longer made, vintage 1 oz Engelhards are a trusted and sought-after asset.

  • Buying Sunshine Mint Silver Bars

    Sunshine Mint

    The Sunshine Mint is a popular refiner of various products. Their original eagle design is often called “the other silver eagle” and is favored by many investors.

  • Buying Pamp Suisse Silver Bars

    PAMP Suisse

    PAMP Suisse is a leading refiner that is known for their exceptional products. This example was minted to commemorate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Horse.

  • Buying Credit Suisse Silver Bars

    Credit Suisse

    Like PAMP, Credit Suisse is headquartered in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is recognized throughout the industry for the quality and elegance of its precious metal products.

  • Buying Heraeus Silver Bars


    Argor-Heraeus is a technology giant that has introduced some of the newest innovations in refining and minting precious metal products, such as its proprietary KineBar technology.

Low Premium Products

For those who are less concerned with brand recognition and simply want to acquire silver for the best deal possible, there are also generics. These products still contain 1 troy ounce and have some of the lowest premiums over spot, per ounce, on the market. Generics come from smaller mints, and include these popular offerings.

  • Atlantis Mint Low Premium Silver Bar

    Atlantis Mint

    The U.S.-owned and operated Atlantis Mint is gaining a reputation for its retro poured products. They specialize in skull-and-crossbones, eagle, and Zodiac designs.

  • Morgan Low Premium Silver Bar

    Morgan Design

    This item features the classic Liberty bust from the original Morgan dollar first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1878. 1 oz Morgans are an affordable way to celebrate one of America's favorite designed dollars.

  • Walking Liberty Low Premium Silver Bar

    Walking Liberty

    This Walking Liberty motif was designed by Adolph Weinman and first featured on the U.S. half dollar in 1916. Many choose these because the coin design is so beloved.

  • Trident Low Premium Silver Bar


    Trident Silver is an up-and-coming refiner that treats each bar like a work of art. They feature the powerful Roman god of the sea, Neptune, and are stamped with the weight and purity.

  • Prospector Low Premium Silver Bar


    Prospector's Gold and Gems offers high quality for a low premium. These 1 oz pieces feature an image of a shovel, prospector's pick, and gem logo.

Easy To Buy, Store, and Sell

The uniformity of flat, rectangular 1 oz pressed bars makes stacking exceptionally easy. This minimizes the amount of storage space you must dedicate to your precious metal holdings. You can even store them in home safes or safety deposit boxes. They necessarily have greater mobility than larger bars and are easy to transport at a moment's notice.

One of the most commonly traded sizes is 1 troy oz. They are almost always in high demand, making this size very liquid. Small sizes also provide more flexibility if you decide to sell. Whereas you would have to sell an entire 100 oz bar at once if you choose to exchange your silver for cash, the 1 oz size allows you to sell as little as one ounce at a time. For even greater flexibility, there is also the 1/2 oz, or even smaller 5 grams, but these fractional sizes often have slightly higher premiums over spot per ounce compared to the 1 oz size.

Why Buy From Gainesville Coins?

Better Business Bureau

Looking for the best place to buy? Gainesville Coins is a trusted precious metals dealer that offers competitive pricing and excellent customer service. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and are 5-star rated by the National Inflation Association (NIA). Our courteous service representatives are available to answer all of your precious metal questions and strive to make your buying experience quick and easy. We always endeavor to provide friendly service and an atmosphere of professionalism.

Come visit the luxury Gainesville Coins showroom Monday-Friday, or order anytime from the comfort of home, either online or by phone at (813) 482-9300.

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