Engelhard 100 Oz Silver Bar Serial Numbers

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There are many options available to investors when buying silver. A popular choice among many today is the variety of silver coins available from sovereign mints. These coins have government-backed purity and weight that many other silver options do not offer. On the other hand, silver bars have been a staple of precious metal investing for hundreds of years. Right now, 100 oz Silver Engelhard Bars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.

Bar Highlights:

This serial number run was shared with the 10oz 12th series ‘C’ prefix bars. C200754 C200900 C206550 C214095 C216357 C218540 C223080 C244572 C244607 5 OZ Hallmark in Octagon 999. FINE Serial Number Extruded 5oz bar. There are countless silver bars available to investors, but rough, cast bars have long been a backbone of silver investment. Right now, 100 oz Engelhard Silver Bars are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Bar Highlights: Contains 100 Troy oz of.999 pure silver. Basic engravings featured on the bars obverse side. Blank reverse side. These bars are very rare with an estimated mintage of only 3,000 bars, making them a must-have for any Engelhard enthusiast. Bar Highlights: Contains 100 oz of.999 fine Silver. Single bars come in sealed cardboard boxes. Estimated mintage of only 3,000 bars. Obverse: Features the weight, purity and Engelhard name below with unique serial number.

  • From the Engelhard Corporation!
  • Consists of 100 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
  • Obverse bears the only inscriptions.
  • Blank reverse side.
  • Ideal investment option!
  • Ship in individual plastic flips.

In this Silver.com listing, you have the chance to purchase 100 oz Silver Engelhard Bars. Each one is individually packaged in protective plastic. Despite the growing popularity of silver coins, sometimes they have drawbacks when compared to silver bars. In particular, silver bars of this 100 oz weight have benefits you won’t find in coins.

  1. Aug 05, 2020 Each silver bar is Engelhard Hallmark stamped.999 Fine Silver 100 Troy Oz. Each bar has been weighed and tested with each including its own unique serial number.999 Silver bars weighing 100 ounces are one of the most cost effective ways to purchase and own silver.
  2. Engelhard manufactured silver bars in 3 weight options, 1 oz, 10 oz. And 100 oz., with each having almost identical designs. Each Engelhard silver bar has its name and mintmark inscriptions on.

Bars such as these 100 oz Silver Engelhard Bars are accepted trading units on markets around the world, which means you can easily buy and sell them as needed to move your funds around. More importantly, 100 oz silver bars enable investors to store a great amount of wealth in a relatively small space. Imagine 100 individual silver bullion coins compared to this singular bar!

For these 100 oz Silver Engelhard Bars, in particular, you can purchase a product that is no longer made. Engelhard Corporation ceased production of silver bars in the 1980s. Even though they are no longer made, Engelhard’s reputation for excellence in refining remains strong today and these bars are a great option for storing wealth.

The obverse side of these cast 100 oz Silver Bars features the only inscriptions you’ll find on its surface areas. Arranged horizontally across the bar’s surface, the engravings include the Engelhard brand name, along with the purity as “999,” a unique serial number with a 6-digit numeric code, and the weight of the bar as “100.000.”

No engravings or inscriptions are found on the bar’s reverse face. These cast bars were struck by pouring molten silver into molds to cool. The reverse surface is the one which was facing down in the mold, and the obverse surface was exposed as the bars cooled. This meant the engravings and inscriptions were struck only onto that surface during the cooling process.

Engelhard Corporation was once one of America’s greatest private refineries. Founded in 1902 by Charles W. Engelhard in Newark, New Jersey, it was purchased in 2006 by BASF for $5 billion and no longer operates under its previous name.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Silver.com. Our customer service team is available at 888-989-7223. You can also connect with us online through our live chat and email address.

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In Late September, 2010 we received our first of several reports of some suspicious Engelhard 100oz silver bars. They were underweight, and it at first appeared that they were real Engelhard bars that were shaved (where someone would cut off a small amount from the sides of the bar).

However, upon receiving a sample, it turned out not to be made of silver, and is most likely lead.

* Width and length of real bar have two separate values, due to the trapezoidal shape.

What is the Fake Bar Made of?

We believe it is a lead alloy, designed to match the density of silver, plated with a negligible amount of real silver.

The ultrasonic thickness gauge shows the sound velocity to be very close to that of lead.

How Does the Logo Look?

The logo isn't quite as good as the videos make it appear. The first giveaway is that the top of the rectangle on the left side is broken with one part slightly higher than the other, which I'm sure Engelhard would never have done. The other problem is that the indented part of the logo isn't as shiny as the surrounding metal.

What is the Shape of the Bar?

A normal extruded Engelhard 100 ounce silver bar is trapezoidal in shape. That means that the top at the bottom are both rectangles, but the bottom is a small rectangle than the top. That results in tapered (slanted) edges.

The fake lead Engelhard bars have straight edges (so the size of the rectangle on the top of the bar is the same as the one on the bottom of the bar).

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How is the Finish of the Bar?

Genuine 100 ounce Engelhard silver bars usually either have a rough finish (if poured), or a 'matte' finish (smooth, but with very fine lines on it, not very reflective).

The fake lead Engelhard bars, however, have a proof-like finish, almost as if the bars were polished. And they are very reflective (like a mirror).


What About the Serial Number?


The serial numbers of the fake lead Engelhard 100 ounce silver bar use a different font than real Engelhard silver bars.

In these images, you can easily see the difference in the numeral '8'. In the real bar, it looks like two circles on top of each other, whereas with the fake bar it looks like the number was drawn as a single line (not meeting where it started).

You can also see the numeral '6' is different. On the real bar, the top of the '6' is more rounded, whereas on the fake bar it starts off straight. The bottom of the '6' on the real bar appears like a circle, whereas on the fake bar it again appears to be drawn as a line.

The other numbers also appear different than those on genuine Engelhard bars.

What About Marks on the Bar?


As you can see here, the scratches, dings, and other marks on a genuine Engelhard 100 ounce silver bar differ in color from those on the fake, lead bar.

The key here is that the fake bar is likely silver plated, so any marks will get through to the lead, showing a different color than the metal around it.

What Should I Look Out For?

  • Weight - For these bars, this is an easy and accurate test. These ones weigh about 10% less than they should. If it weighs less than about 99.8 troy ounces or less than 3100g, you should definitely be concerned. However, if the makers of these bars wanted to, they could make them the correct size and weight!
  • Dimensions - The dimensions of these bars are off. The most noticeable is that they are 21mm thick, rather than the 27mm of a real Engelhard bar. However, as with the weight, if the makers of these bars wanted to, they could make them the correct size and weight!
  • Seller - If the seller is in China, you really need to beware. The sellers of these bars were on trusted auction/sales sites, but with small sellers located in China. However, in the future, people from the U.S. that bought them will unknowingly resell them.
  • Price - These were reported to sell for about 10%-20% under spot. This is high enough not to raise too much suspicion (thinking that the seller isn't aware of recent changes to the spot price, or bought them for much less and was happy with a smaller profit than they otherwise could get). And low enough to make people think they are getting a good deal.
  • Correct Item? - It seems that the sellers of these are showing a different bar in the pictures than the one you receive, with a different serial number as well. Some of the sellers are just copying eBay auction descriptions, and likely copying the pictures too.
  • Ring Test - By putting the bar in a plastic bag and tapping it with a hammer, you should hear a ringing sound if the bar is real. The bar we tested makes a 'clunk' sound (not a thud), that doesn't last as long as the ringing of a real bar.
  • Magnet Test - A magnet will not stick to silver, lead, copper, or most metals. However, a rare earth magnet shows strong resistance when moved near or on silver (silver is diamagnetic). The fake bar we tested showed no signs of being diamagnetic (even though ), so a strong magnet showed no resistance near it.

What Does it Sound Like (Ring Test)?

When you put the fake bar in a plastic bag (so you are only holding the bag, not touching the bar) and tap it with a hammer, you hear a 'clunk' sound. With a real silver bar, you hear a ringing sound that lasts longer.

How Did You Test with an Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge?

You can see on YouTube. You can also see a detailed description on our site.

We measure the thickness of the bar (the real one was 27.05mm, the fake one 21mm). We then both set the UTG to the velocity of sound in silver (3,650 M/s), and calibrate it. We then put glycerin on the bar, and use the probe to see the thickness measurement (26.9mm for the real bar, 34.1 for the fake bar).

Since the thickness of the real bar matched that of the thickness displayed on the UTG, we knew that the real bar was made of real silver. With the fake bar, the real measurement and that shown by the UTG were very different, so we knew it was not real silver. We could then calculate by the real and displayed thicknesses, and the real velocity of sound in silver, what the actual velocity of sound in this material was (2,247 M/s).

What else is out there?

In a discussion on eBay, there is a picture of a fake 100oz Engelhard bar (serial # P353038) made out of lead. Click to see a close-up:

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Unfortunately, we have no other information about this bar other than what you see.

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For those that are curious: PLEASE DO NOT TRY THAT AT HOME! Lead is poisonous, and needs to be handled carefully.

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