These ratings are designated on our Definitive Pages as Tier 1 through Tier 5, with Tier 1 representing the most rare examples and Tier 5 representing the more common examples, per the classification categories found below. Engelhard bars and ingots were not all created equal. Each Engelhard variety has its own unique design and personality, with specific strengths, and yes, weaknesses. Later production varieties were near perfectly-machined under precise manufacturing methods, with vibrant hallmark and flawless stamping, and often a proof-like finish while earlier ingots were poured and stamped by hand in a far more artistic and old-world method.
It is this charm and character found only in hand-produced ingots that are in such high favor by todays collectors. Ingots born of the same casting mould each demonstrate a different personality. Every hand poured piece carries a unique shape and patina. Inconsistent and irregular stampings, erratic cooling lines, and occasional surface voids from casting air bubbles all combine to create an incomparable impression that must be experienced to fully appreciate.
The Engelhard name is an international Icon a name that receives instant recognition in any language. With the newest of Engelhard bars now more than 30 years old and regarded as vintage by every definition, Engelhard has become an essential component of precious metals history and receives immediate respect for its namesake worldwide.
Valuation is not entirely based on rarity. The visual appeal and overall condition of a bar or ingot is what stimulates a buyers desire to pursue a piece, and, by doing so, also establishes value.
Rare ingot and bar collectors approach their hobby much in the same way as coin collectors, where strong emphasis is placed on visual appeal and attractiveness. Factors such as a weak hallmark stamping, personalized engraving, polished or cleaned finish, scratches, nicks or dents all negatively influence valuations.And certain factors may positively influence value, such as strong and precise stampings, double stampings and other production errors, unique serial numbers, interesting cooling patterns and lines, and natural patina. Thats quite a disparity for a coin with a mintage of 264,000. And to think that a Tier 1 Engelhard ingot has a mintage of less than 500! CR TIER 1 LEGACY INGOTS Classification. The item "RARE Engelhard 10 oz.
999 Fine Silver Bar P Variety MINTAGE 250 P103294 Tier 1" is in sale since Friday, March 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Bars & Rounds".
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