.999 fine silver bars are one of the most popular ways to invest in silver bullion, with 100-oz bars dominating the market. Of the various 100-oz silver bars produced, the Royal Canadian Mint’s are the most popular, with Johnson Matthey 100-oz silver bars a close second.
10-oz silver bars appeal to many investors because of their ease of handling. 1-oz silver bars appeal to investors who want greater flexibility when it comes time to convert them back to cash.
Popular 10-oz silver bars include the ones made by NTR and by Sunshine Minting. Johnson Matthey and Sunshine Minting produce 1-oz silver bars.
Other Silver Bars
Other silver bullion bars bearing less known hallmarks are sometimes available. Some of them are no longer minted but show up in the secondary market from time to time; others are currently being minted but have not yet gained popularity.
Silver bars in IRAs
For silver bars to be eligible for IRAs, they must be at least .999 fine.
To learn more about setting up a self-directed IRA that accepts silver and silver products, read Putting Silver and Silver in IRAs.
How to buy silver bars
For more information about how to buy silver bars from CMI Gold & Silver Inc., see Doing Business with CMIGS. If you are interested in selling your silver bars (or silver bullion), visit selling silver and silver to CMIGS.
If you would like to discuss buying silver bars, call us at 1-800-528-1380. We take calls between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST, Mondays through Fridays.
Although the minimum silver order at CMI Gold & Silver Inc. is 200 ounces, smaller quantities of silver often can be found on our Silver Specials Page.