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This page contains our current information on 1oz Engelhard silver bars and Legacy Ingots.  Engelhard 1oz bars are, in general, the most common and available of all Engelhard sizes produced.  With total production at a relatively limited 4 million units, 1oz Engelhard bars are the ideal choice for investors looking to secure desirable hallmark bullion as well as a collectible piece of Engelhard history. 

While 4 million units over a span of two decades may seem like healthy production, it is important to note the ‘ultra rare’ 1996 US Silver Eagle had a production run of just over 3.6 million rounds in its most limited production year, currently commanding upward of 3x spot price. Unlike the 1996 US Silver Eagle, a meaningful percentage of these 1oz Engelhard bars were melted during the 1979/1980 silver spike.  When comparing the relatively short 4,000,000+/- 1oz Engelhard bar run with the continuously increasing 500,000,000+ to-date production US Silver Eagles, it is easy to recognize why many bullion investors and collectors continue to invest in these 1oz Engelhard bars.  Imagine, more US Silver Eagles are produced in a single month than the entire Engelhard 1 oz bar production ever.  If that isn’t a compelling argument to pursue every last 1oz Engelhard bar on the planet at today’s prices, we don’t know what is! 

Presented below, we define all currently known varieties with pictures, serial numbers and mintage estimates.  There are surely a few more we haven’t encountered yet, and we welcome collectors to share any new discoveries.  We hope you enjoy your visit!

Landscape Varieties
Portrait Varieties
Art Bar and Commemorative Varieties
Serial Number Reference

Landscape Varieties:
EXAMPLEIDNAMEOBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYSAMPLE SERIAL NUMBERSICR | MINTAGE
1003120160618_141613N/AN/A[1.000]  [999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Blank, without a border.Produced in the late 1960’s, this is the earliest known variety of 1oz Engelhard production bar.  The examples we’ve observed demonstrate a faint ‘X8’ over-stamp to the left of serial number.  The serial number errors on these pieces resulted from part of the letter ‘X’ and number ‘8’ that were used as fillers for the lead position on the rotary stamp.  These leading fillers slipped out of position just enough to leave an impression of the bottom or top half of the letter and number.  Bar 10038 sold privately on 8/12/16 for $2500.00.  Additional information regarding this bar may be found at this LINK.10030
10031
10038
10062
10063
10088
ICR Tier 1 - Small <50
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Canada Siver Bar, Obverse 1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Canada Siver Bar, ReverseEI-1Engelhard Industries of Canada[‘ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.’ in Elongated Octagon]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1oz. troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]Blank, without a border.Introduced in 1968 with production through early 1970’s. Note that this variety lacks the traditional Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark.  Around the 75000 serial mark, the text above serial stamp denoting weight, metal and purity changed to a smaller font with more spacing, most evident is the smaller SILVER at center.05972
13762
38915
41395
43090
44176
44645
45734
60942
72492
76891
ICR Tier 3 - Small <17,500
MINTAGE
fullsizerenderfullsizerender-2N/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[‘ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.’ in Elongated Octagon]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1oz. troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]Blank, without a border.Similar to our first variety, above, but with slight font variation. This variety demonstrates a larger serial font.81787
81790
81791
82109
ICR Tier 1 - Small<500
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Canada Siver Bar, 6-Digit, Obverse, No Bull LogoN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]   [1 oz. troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]Blank, without a border.These appear the same as the other 6-digit variety, above, except this variety lacks the Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark.  Example 163588 sold privately on August 22, 2015 for $208.00.
162581
163588
ICR Tier 2 - Small1,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 12.11.40 PMN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1 oz troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]  [Bull Hallmark]Blank, without a border.These are similar to the above variety, except the Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark is now present.  Also, the ‘.’ in ‘1 oz. troy’ was removed, and some of the fonts appear to have changed slightly. This particular variety demonstrates an ‘A’ serial prefix, likely a prototype piece.
A 89261
A 89309
ICR Tier 1 - Small<100
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 12.11.55 PMN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1 oz troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]  [Bull Hallmark]Blank, without a border.Similar to above example, but with 5-digit serial assignment without letter prefix.89936
92031

92960
93344
97875
99123
ICR Tier 2 - Small<1,000
MINTAGE
FullSizeRenderN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1 oz troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]  [Bull Hallmark]Blank, without a border.Similar to above example, but with 6-digit serial assignment without letter prefix.  Serial font is different than the 6-digit bars, listed below, notably in the numbers 1, 3 and 5.101642
102023
102080
102082
102083
102087
102506
102513
ICR Tier 1 - Small<250   MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Canada Siver Bar, 6-Digit, Obverse 1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Canada Siver Bar, 6-Digit, ReverseN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1 oz troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]  [Bull Hallmark]Blank, without a border.Similar to above example, but with standard 6-digit serial assignment.140985
142544
144731 158735 164667
ICR Tier 3 - Small <12,500
MINTAGE
IMG_3786-2 copyN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1 oz troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]  [Bull Hallmark]Blank, without a border.Similar to above example 6-digit variety, but with a larger serial number font.107881
107939
107940
107942
107943
107944
107947
ICR Tier 1 - Small<250
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 12.11.28 PMN/AEngelhard Industries of Canada[ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.]  [REFINERS & ASSAYERS]  [1 oz troy SILVER 999 fine]  [Serial Number]  [Bull Hallmark]Blank, without a border.These include a serial number anomaly of a 1• prefix to the serial number, likely to preclude a duplicate number assignment.1•130272ICR Tier 1 - Small<100
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Art Bar, No Serial Number, Obverse 1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Art Bar, No Serial Number, ReverseEI-1AArt Bar | Blank Back | Serial Absent[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]Blank, with a border.Believed to have been produced in 1980.  Note that the Engelhard logo is slightly different than on other varieties.  The left and right sides of the rectangle are longer, and this appears to be the first Engelhard logo, and the ‘H’ and ‘A’ are noticably wider.N/A ICR Tier 4 - Small <25,000
MINTAGE
10EI-1AV2Art Bar | Frosted Back | Serial Absent[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]Frosted, with a border.Produced in 1980.  Some of these have the original logo, as pictured here.  Others have the revised logo with the shorter left/right sides and more space between the letters.  The example pictured demonstrates a coarse frosted reverse and not typically observed with engraving.N/AICR Tier 3 - Small<5,000
MINTAGE
20N/AArt Bar | Frosted Back | Serial Absent[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]Frosted, with a border.Produced in 1980.  Some of these have the original logo, as pictured here.  Others have the revised logo with the shorter left/right sides and more space between the letters.  Some of these bars were engraved, though the blank back examples more often so.  The example pictured demonstrates a fine frosted reverse.N/AICR Tier 4 - Small<50,000
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Standard Logo, Obverse 1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Standard Logo, Reverse
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EI-01AV EI 1AVEngelhard Commercial Bar[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]  [Serial Number]Frosted, with a border.Produced in 1980.  The purity stamp was revised from ‘.999 FINE SILVER’ to ‘.999+FINE SILVER’ and  font changes were made [e.g. the ‘S’ in ‘Silver’ was changed from a serif font to sans-serif] and the ‘H’ in Engelhard is slightly wider. Apparently, few survived melting. Note that some have a single letter prefix [‘P’] and some have a space between the prefix and the numbers [e.g. ‘P   59250′].  Occasionally observed in serial placement error as seen on bar PA83079, also pictured.P05845
P23937
P  48640
P  99109
PA  05663
PA  71550
PA  80381
PA61210
PA83079
PA97198 PB00023
PC01016
PC91119
PD01300 PD61509
PD99993
PE05856
PE73030
E98654
PF04291
PF88946 PG01083
PG38249
ICR Tier 5 - Small <800,000
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Standard Logo, Large Serial Number, Obverse 1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Standard Logo, Large Serial Number, ReverseEI-01AV [Large Serial Number]Engelhard Commercial Bar[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]  [Serial Number]Frosted, with a border.Produced in 1980.  This variety has 6 numeric characters in the serial number [e.g. PB000000 rather than PB00000].  Our data indicates that production never reached PB025000.PB001628
PB001708
PB002686
PB005205
PB010881
PB017830 PB020107
PB022085
ICR Tier 4 - Small <25,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 11.08.34 AMEngelhard Commercial Bar[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Produced in 1981 with serial absent variation.  The only change from prior version is that the reverse now demonstrates the repeated Engelhard  hallmark instead of the frosted finish.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small<2,000
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Standard Logo, Logo Back, Obverse 1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Standard Logo, Logo Back, ReverseEI-1AV1Engelhard Commercial Bar[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Produced in 1981.  The only change from  prior version is the inclusion of serial number assignment.PH03506
PH79128
PI01349
PI03000
PI73786
PJ14630
PJ96414
PK21943
PK94439 PL20411
PL93981
PM02960 PM10371
PO13940
PQ13940
ICR Tier 5 - Small <500,000
MINTAGE
1oz London Obverse copyN/AEngelhard London[Boxed ‘E’ London Logo]  [ENGELHARD]  [LONDON]  [1oz 999]Raised rail across width of bar with ‘L’ stamped on the left side, believed to represent ‘London’.A most unusual silver bar from Engelhard London.N/A ICR Tier 1 - Small <25
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   Portrait Varieties:
EXAMPLEIDNAMEOBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYSAMPLE SERIAL NUMBERSICR | MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, EMC Logo, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, EMC Logo, ReverseEI-10Engelhard Commercial Bar [Wide ‘E’ and ‘MC’ in Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ. FINE SILVER .999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Believed to have been produced in 1981.  This bar is likely the first portrait variety produced in the United States.PR02160
PR76089
PS55973
PS75072
PT07353
PT73868
PT92110
PU06415
PU98609
PV01038
PV82186
PW07109
PW22001
PW82160
ICR Tier 5 - Small <400,000
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Wide E, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Wide E, ReverseEI-9Engelhard Commercial Bar | MC Absent[Wide ‘E’ Centered in Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ. FINE SILVER .999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Believed to have been produced in 1981.  From the numbering, it appears that the ‘F’ serial numbers started after running out of the ‘P’ numbers.  The series appears to have ceased production in the middle of the ‘FB’ serial numbers.PX05625
PX15216
PX45075
PX96010
PY10934
PY28999
PY97743
PZ00588
PZ86164
FA01592
FA52857
FA96916
FB05688
FB22530
FB32227
ICR Tier 5 - Small <400,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 9.13.46 AMN/AEngelhard Commercial Bar | MC Absent[Wide ‘E’ Centered in Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ.FINE SILVER.999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.This variety lacks the two-letter prefix as seen on the entry above, and has a 6 digit serial number that we believe corresponds to the Canadian run shared with 1 oz Maples and larger sized ingots.  The mould size of this bar is uniquely larger than the Wide ‘E’ above.  One known example, possibly a prototype to the later 6 numerical digit bars below, but unlike those, this example has a dot in the center of the bull logo. Note the erratic number 7 indicating this was hand stamped.261774
262217
ICR Tier 1 - Small<50
MINTAGE
WideECenter_SmallN/AEngelhard Commercial Bar | MC Absent[Wide ‘E’ Centered in Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ. FINE SILVER .999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Similar to above EI-9 variety but in attractive proof-like finish with frosted detail.  This new variety was discovered in 2014, when four bars, each encased as a paperweight, were offered for auction.  We have authenticated these unique U.S. serial prefix examples and confirmed that shape and weight of the encasements match those of other 1oz Engelhard promotional paperweights. Note the unique U.S. letter prefix is the only 1oz variety to demonstrate a period after each letter.U.S. 0110
U.S.  0372
U.S. 0412 U.S. 0491
U.S. 0657
ICR Tier 1 - Small<500
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Wide E Top, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Wide E Top, ReverseEI-10VEngelhard Commercial Bar |MC Absent[Wide ‘E’ at Top of Globe Logo]   [1 TROY OZ FINE SILVER 999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]   [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Produced in 1981.  The series started in the middle of the FB serial numbers.  Apparently, many did not survive melting.FB46781
FC45745
FC89950
FD00568
FD99996
FE13874
FE61961
FE79110
FF012712
FF89680
ICR Tier 5 - Small <400,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 11.09.42 AMN/AEngelhard Commercial Bar |MC Absent[Wide ‘E’ at Top of Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ FINE SILVER999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Produced in 1981.  Same as our above example, but in serial absent variation.N/AICR Tier 2 - Small<2,000
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1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Large E Logo, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Large E Logo, ReverseScreen Shot 2016-02-22 at 10.42.32 AMScreen Shot 2016-03-04 at 8.47.03 AMScreen Shot 2016-08-15 at 9.22.49 AMEI-09V EI-9VEngelhard Commercial Bar | MC Absent[Large ‘E’ in Globe Logo]   [1 TROY OZ FINE SILVER 999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border.Produced from 1981-1985.  We believe there are three possible varieties to include a smooth ‘E’, a frosted ‘E’ and a third variety with a roughly frosted ‘E’ some of which demonstrate a proof-like finish.  Many FN and PR serial prefix examples demonstrate reverse variations of top right and bottom left hallmark border placement. Thanks to GOOB for these observations!  We believe the most rare and highest premium examples include the proof-like finish with frosted logo and reverse stamping variation.  One collector noted he purchased several FL prefix bars in plastic wrapper from Cypress Bank in Tampa, Florida, circa 1981.  Occasionally observed in serial placement error as seen on bar FJ67468, also pictured.FG06120
FG86574
FH21999
FH95994
FI05608
FI61642
FI91191
FJ35429
FJ67468
FJ81283
FK15918
FK54000
FK97816
FL23394
FL 38804
FL96233
FM10091
FM39593
FM90246
FN01250
FN 48086
FN76946
FO57763
FO87645
FO97836
FP05762
FP75411
FQ95976
FR 05265
FR17560
ICR Tier 5 - Small <1,150,000
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Large E Logo, 6-Digit, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Large E Logo, 6-Digit, ReverseN/AEngelhard Commercial Bar | Large ‘E’ Logo[Large ‘E’ in Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ FINE SILVER 999+]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, with a border. Design appears to be exactly the same as the EI-9V, above, except in a 6-digit serial number variation without letter prefix and lacks the center dot in the Bull Logo.  Also, the edges do not have a very tall border, making it more likely they will be worn prematurely from handling.  276507
278681
380292
ICR Tier 2 - Small <2,000
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Eagle/Flag Logo, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Eagle/Flag Logo, ReverseEI-12Engelhard Commercial Bar | Eagle Logo[Eagle Logo]  [Italic Block Hallmark w/ ‘A’ Triangle]  [999 + Fine SILVER]  [1 Troy Ounce]  [Serial Number in Frosted Rectangle]Italic Block Hallmark w/ ‘A’ Triangle, repeated only one full time, with a border.Produced in 1986. FT96909
FU45531
ICR Tier 5 - Small <300,000
MINTAGE
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Proof-like

Variation
Engelhard Commercial Bar | Eagle Logo[Eagle Logo]  [Italic Block Hallmark w/ ‘A’ Triangle]  [999 + FineSILVER]  [1 Troy Ounce]  [Serial Number in Frosted Rectangle]Italic Block Hallmark w/ ‘A’ Triangle, repeated only one full time, with a border.Produced in 1986, a proof-like variation of our example listed above.  Originally issued in a boxed set with proof-like 1986 American Prospector round, pictured below.  Believed to be gifts for Engelhard Employees.
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FS 73683ICR Tier 1 - Small<250
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Eagle/Flag Logo, Space in Fineness, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Eagle/Flag Logo, Space in Fineness, ReverseEI-12 Standard
Variation
Engelhard Commercial Bar | Eagle Logo[Eagle Logo]  [Italic Block Hallmark w/ ‘A’ Triangle]  [999 + Fine SILVER]  [1 Troy Ounce]  [Serial Number in Frosted Rectangle]Italic Block Hallmark w/ ‘A’ Triangle, repeated only one full time, with a border.Produced in 1986.  A variation of EI-12, above, this bar carries a space between the ‘999’ and ‘+’, with a thinner ‘999’ font.  This was the last variety of 1oz silver bars produced by Engelhard.FS56686 ICR Tier 5 - Small <100,000
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<300,000
mintage
estimate,
above]
Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 1.40.54 PMEI-11V?Engelhard Commercial Bar | Maple Leaf Variety A[Hallmark in Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [1 TROY OUNCE FINE SILVER 999+]  [Serial Number in rectangle with Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark]Blank, without a border.Produced in 1981, design variation below.  Our serial number registry suggests this serial assignment was shared with other variety and not indicative of full range.000089
000264
000514
047689
066960
069677
098512
128128
  ICR Tier 3 - Small<15,000
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 3.40.50 PMEI-11?Engelhard Commercial Bar | Maple Leaf Variety B[Hallmark in Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [1 TROY OUNCEFINE SILVER 999+]  [Serial Number in rectangle with Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark]Blank, without a border.Produced in 1981 and very similar to previous variety, above.  The reverse is blank without border and the obverse was changed slightly [1 TROY OUNCE] was centered and the Maple Leaf Logo was redesigned on some examples.  Interestingly, the design may have reverted back to the original at some point, as one collector showed us a picture of the original variety with a serial of 357522.  Our serial number registry suggests this serial assignment was shared with other variety and not indicative of full range.030316
058604
ICR Tier 2 - Small<5,000
MINTAGE
1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Maple Logo, Obverse1 ounce (oz) Engelhard Siver Bar, Maple Logo B, ReverseEI-11?Engelhard Commercial Bar | Maple Leaf Variety C[Hallmark in Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [1 TROY OUNCE FINE SILVER 999+]  [Serial Number in rectangle with Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark]Blank, with a border.Produced in 1981 and very similar to above Variety B except that the reverse includes a border.  The highest serial number on standard production bars within our registry is 427998.156928
319249
337515
414739
419242
427064
427998
ICR Tier 4 - Small <25,000
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Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 8.22.52 AMN/A‘Engelhard Australia’ Commercial Bar | Series 1[Large ‘E’ in Globe Logo with Australian ‘Bull’ Logo]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [FINE SILVER 999+]  [ENGELHARD AUSTRALIA]Australian Hallmark repeated diagonally two full times, frosted, with a border.1st series Australian bar, detail not as refined as later 2nd and 3rd series bars. A keen eye will note the letter “G” matches that of 2nd series. The frosted reverse demonstrates two full hallmarks in an ascending diagonal pattern, characteristic of these Australian examples.N/A ICR Tier 1 - Small <500
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1oz-Australia-Series-2-Obverse1N/A‘Engelhard Australia’ Commercial Bar | Series 2[Large ‘E’ in Globe Logo with Australian ‘Bull’ Logo]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [FINE SILVER 999+]  [ENGELHARD AUSTRALIA]Australian Hallmark repeated diagonally two full times, matte finish, with a border.2nd Series Australian bar, more reflective obverse surface finish. A keen eye will note the letter “G” matches that of the 1st series and that the stamping detail is more crisp. The matte finish reverse demonstrates two full hallmarks in an ascending diagonal pattern, characteristic of these Australian examplesN/A ICR Tier 1 - Small <500
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1oz Australia - Series 3 ObverseN/A‘Engelhard Australia’ Commercial Bar | Series 3[Large ‘E’ in Globe Logo with Australian ‘Bull’ Logo]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [FINE SILVER 999+]  [ENGELHARD AUSTRALIA]Australian Hallmark repeated diagonally two full times, frosted, with a border.3rd series Australian bar, demonstrates a proof-like obverse surface finish. It is the most fully-refined of all variety and a keen eye will note the letter “G” is unique as it does not match that of the earlier bars. The frosted reverse demonstrates two full hallmarks in an ascending diagonal pattern, characteristic of these Australian examples.  One example sold on eBay on 9-6-15 for $185.00.N/A ICR Tier 1 - Small <500
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100oz-P060801N/A‘Engelhard Australia’ Ingot[Large ‘E’ in Globe Logo with Australian ‘Bull’ Logo and ‘ENGELHARD AUSTRALIA’ around Globe Logo]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [FINE SILVER 999+]Cast FinishA rare poured 1 ounce Engelhard bar produced at the Engelhard refinery of Thomastown, Australia.  Note that it does not have a serial number.N/A ICR Tier 1 - Small <200
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Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 9.45.49 AMN/A‘Engelhard Sheffield Smelting’ Bar[Italic Boxed ‘Engelhard Sheffield Smelting Logo] [ONE TROY OUNCE] [FINE SILVER] [999]Smooth Center with Frosted Side AccentsAn exceedingly rare 1oz bar produced by Engelhard Sheffield Smelting.  Discovered in March, 2016 by RC.N/AICR Tier 1 - Small<50
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screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-9-59-07-amN/A‘Engelhard Sheffield Smelting’ Bar[Italic Boxed ‘Engelhard Sheffield Smelting Logo] [ONE TROY OUNCE] [999.+] [FINE SILVER]  [Hallmark in Elongated Octagon] [Serial Number]Hallmark in Elongated Octagon repeated diagonally, three full times, without a border.An exceedingly rare 1oz bar produced by Engelhard Sheffield Smelting.  Similar to our 1oz Sheffield example, above, but a newer style of bar.000064ICR Tier 1 - Small<100
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  Art Bar and Commemorative Varieties:
EXAMPLENAMEOBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYSAMPLE
SERIAL
NUMBERS
ICR | MINTAGE
1869-FootballFrosted Reverse - Sports SeriesCommemorative Sports Series | Football[Commemorative Sports Series]  [1869-1st Intercollegiate Football Game Princeton Vs. Rutgers]  [Image of Football Players and Background]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]Frosted ReverseEngelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.  Additional information regarding the Football variety of this series may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1891-BasketballFrosted Reverse - Sports SeriesCommemorative Sports Series | Basketball[Commemorative Sports Series]  [Image of Basketball Players and Court Background]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]  [1891-Basketball Invented In Springfield, Massachusetts]Frosted ReverseEngelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.  Additional information regarding the Basketball variety of this series may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1894-HockeyFrosted Reverse - Sports SeriesCommemorative Sports Series | Hockey[Commemorative Sports Series]  [Image of Hockey Forward and Goalie]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]  [1894-1st Stanley Cup Won By Montreal A.A.A.]Frosted ReverseEngelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.  Additional information regarding the Hockey variety of this series may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1894-GolfFrosted Reverse - Sports SeriesCommemorative Sports Series | Golf[Image of Golfer Swinging Club]  [Commemorative Sports Series]  [ 1894-1st U.S. Open Mount Hope, New York]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]Frosted ReverseEngelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.  Additional information regarding the Golf variety of this series may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1900-TennisFrosted Reverse - Sports SeriesCommemorative Sports Series |  Tennis
[Image of Tennis Player Swinging Racket]  [Commemorative Sports Series]  [Smattering of Fans]  [1900-1st Davis Cup Match Boston, Mass.]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo] 
Frosted ReverseEngelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.  Additional information regarding the Tennis variety of this series may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1903-BaseballFrosted Reverse - Sports SeriesCommemorative Sports Series | Baseball
[Commemorative Sports Series]  [1903-1st World Series]  [Boston Vs. Pittsburgh]  [Image of Baseball Catcher and Batter with Background Art]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]
Frosted ReverseEngelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.  Additional information regarding the Baseball variety of this series may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1oz-Gold-Standard-Corporation-1-Reverse2Gold Standard Corporation | Series 1
[Custom ‘Gold Standard Corporation’ Hallmark in Elongated Octagon] [1 TR. OZ. FINE SILVER .999+]  
Frosted ReverseStandard production bar produced by Engelhard for the Gold Standard Corporation.  Additional information regarding the Gold Standard Corporation counterstamp may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 5,000
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1oz-Gold-Standard-Corporation-Reverse1Gold Standard Corporation | Series 2
[Custom ‘Gold Standard Corporation’ Hallmark in Elongated Octagon] [1 TR. OZ. FINE SILVER .999+]
Mirrored Finish | This Particular Bar Features a Custom EngravingStandard production bar produced by Engelhard for the Gold Standard Corporation.  Additional information regarding the Gold Standard Corporation counterstamp may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small <2,000
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1oz-Robert-G.-Warner-Reverse111Robert G. Warner Company
[Hallmark in Elongated Octagon]  [1 TROY OZ.]  [.999 FINE SILVER]
[Thank You]  [Robert G. Warner Co.]  [Custom Logo]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]  [FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUTSpecialty Art Bar produced for the Robert G. Warner Company.  Additional information regarding the Robert G. Warner Company counterstamp may be found at this LINK.N/A ICR Tier 2 - Small 1,000
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1oz Baker Brothers Obverse copyBaker Brothers, Inc.[Serial Number]  [Baker Brothers Logo and Motto ®]  [1 Troy Ounce]  [.999+ Fine Silver]Hallmark in elongated octagon, repeated several times diagonallySpecialty Art Bar produced for Baker Brothers, Inc.  Additional information regarding the Baker Brothers, Inc. counterstamp may be found at this LINK.
B0139
B0279
ICR Tier 2 - Small 1,000
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Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.27.45 PMScotiabank Toronto Ontario[Scotiabank Company Logo]  [Scotiabank]  [FINE SILVER 999]  [1 OUNCE TROY][Engelhard Canadian Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [Serial Number on Frosted Box w/ Bull Logo Corner Insert]Specialty Art Bar produced for Scotiabank, Toronto Ontario.  Additional information regarding the Scotiabank counterstamp may be found at this LINK.
002044
002740
003673
006604
008126
008169
008944
ICR Tier 2 - Small1,000
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1oz-TD-Bank-Obverse1Toronto Dominion Bank[Engelhard Canadian Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [1 TROY OUNCE]  [FINE SILVER 999+]  [Serial Number on Frosted Box w/ Bull Logo Corner Insert]TD Bank Logo, repeated six times diagonallySpecialty Art Bar Produced For Toronto Dominion Bank.  Additional information regarding the TD Bank counterstamp may be found at this LINK.359775
359792
359989
360818
361336
400263
400264
ICR Tier 2 - Small1,000
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screen-shot-2016-07-12-at-10-20-51-amVictoria General Hospital[Hallmark in Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [1 TROY OUNCEFINE SILVER 999]  [Serial Number in rectangle with Canadian ‘Bull’ Hallmark][Image of Victoria General Hospital] [VICTORIA GENERAL HOSPITAL] [WINNIPEG, MANITOBA] [LONG SERVICE RECOGNITION][15 YEARS] [Custom Engraving on Rectangle]Special production commemorative bar presented to long service employees of Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Notice the 999 fineness designation on the obverse lacks the ‘+’ symbol.  This 428310 example is the highest serial number bar within our registry.428310
ICR Tier 1 - Small<10
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1oz-Litton-Systems-ReverseLitton Systems Canada[Canadian Maple Leaf w/ Litton Company Logo and ‘Litton’ Text Insert]  [1960-1985]  [’25 YEARS]  [FINE SILVER 999]  [1 TROY OUNCE][Engelhard Canadian Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [Serial Number on Frosted Box w/ Bull Logo Corner Insert]Specialty Art Bar Produced for Litton Systems Canada.  Additional information regarding the Litton Systems Canada counterstamp may be found at this LINK.
362262
363095
363101
363148
363680
365170
ICR Tier 2 - Small<3,000
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Club of KingsClub of Kings[Engelhard Canadian Maple Leaf Logo]  [ASSAYERS & REFINERS]  [1 TROY OUNCE]  [FINE SILVER 999+]  [Serial Number on Frosted Box w/ Bull Logo Corner Insert][PAR EXCELLENCE CLUB DES ROIS]  [Star and Wreath Logo]  [THE CLUB OF KINGS]Specialty Art Bar Produced for The Club of Kings.  All Engelhard welcomes any information you may have on this counterstamp.
411929
411930
412351
412369
ICR Tier 1 - Small<500
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Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 8.43.18 AMLiberty Trade Art Bar[Statue of Liberty]  [LIBERTY][Statue of Liberty Torch Logo]  [LIBERTY TRADE SILVER]  [MADE IN U.S.A.]  [Octagonal ‘E’ Insert Logo]  [.999+ FINE SILVER]  [ONE TROY OUNCE]  [SERIAL NUMBER]  [© 1986 MTB]  [UNITED STATES OF AMERICA] Specialty Art Bar produced by Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, 1986 mintage.  Additional information regarding the MTB counterstamp may be found at this LINK.  Some specialty paperweights were issued in commemorative sets, such as the example pictured below.  This particular presentation set was issued by Carnival Cruise Lines in commemoration of the ‘Fun Ship’ Super Liner JUBILEE Inaugural Cruise in, July, 1986.
1oz ENgelhard JUBILEE Cruise MTB 1986
Q 0062
Q 4444
Q 28241
Q 30978
Q 50159
Q 59263
Q 79473
Q 98138
R 07924
ICR Tier 4 - Small <75,000
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1oz-Great-American-Insruace-Co-ReverseGreat American Insurance Company[Engelhard Eagle Logo]  [ENGELHARD]  [999+ FINE SILVER]  [1 TROY OUNCE]  [Blank Frosted Serial Number Box][Great American Insurance Company Logo]  [GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY]Specialty Art Bar produced for the Great American Insurance Company in 1987.  Additional information regarding the Great American Insurance Company counterstamp may be found at this LINK.
N/A
ICR Tier 2 - Small 1,000
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Serial Number Reference:
PrefixIDType
  Blank  Unknown  Art bar (either blank or frosted back)
  No prefix, 5-digit  Unknown  Engelhard Industries of Canada
  No prefix, 6-digit  EI-11  ‘Maple Leaf’ logo
  P (e.g. ‘P 00001′)  EI-1A  Landscape, frosted back
  PA, PB, PC, PD, PE, PF, PG  EI-1A  Landscape, frosted back
  PH, PI, PJ, PK, PL, PM, PN(?), PO, PP(?), PQ  Unknown  Landscape, repeated ‘Engelhard’ back
  PR, PS, PT, PU, PV, PW  EI-10  Wide ‘E’ and ‘MC’ in Globe logo
  PX, PY, PZ  Unknown  Wide ‘E’ centered in logo
  FA  Unknown  Wide ‘E’ centered in logo
  FB  Unknown EI-10V  Wide ‘E’ centered in logo, or Wide ‘E’ on top half of globe logo
  FC, FD, FE, FF  EI-10V  Wide ‘E’ on top half of globe logo
  FG, FH, FI, FJ, FK, FL, FM, FN, FO, FP, FQ, FR  EI-9V  Normal ‘E’ centered in logo
  FS, FT, FU  EI-12  Eagle design
  FV, FW, FX, FY, FZ  N/A  Believed to be unused

  • Most Engelhard 1-ounce silver bars have serial numbers (two do not, but are otherwise identical to other bars). The bars without serial numbers should be considered art bars.
  • Most have serial numbers beginning with 2 letters (the first being ‘F’ or ‘P’). The exceptions that 2 varieties that are just numbers, and bars with a ‘P’ with no other letter.
  • Most have serial numbers ending in 5 numbers. The exceptions are some that have no letter prefixes, and ‘PB’ (which have 6 digits)
  • In most cases, it seems that when the numbers reach ‘99999’, the 2nd letter is increased (e.g. after FA99999 is created, FB00000 or FB00001 is created).
  • There is at least one case where two designs appear to share the same prefix (FB seems to be shared by two designs)
  • There is at least one case where one design has serial numbers beginning with both ‘F’ and ‘P’ (the ‘Wide ‘E’ centered, with FA, FB, PX, and PZ).
  • We count about 45 different prefixes as well as the no-prefix 5 digit.