One of the greatest benefits of shopping for silver bars is the variety of designs, numerous mints producing a product for investors, and the varying prices you’ll find when selecting a bar. The price of a silver bar is determined by its weight, and whether you prefer to invest a lot at once or buy a little at a time, you’ll find what you need in silver bars. JM Bullion carries a variety of silver bars categorized by weight, with fractional-oz silver bars providing some of the best diversity in our catalog.
As mentioned above, the cost of any given silver bar is based upon its silver content and the price of silver per ounce. The larger a bar is, the more expensive each individual purchase will be. The opposite applies to smaller fractional-oz silver bars. If you’re looking to slowly invest in silver, fractional-oz silver bars are an ideal option as the premiums are much lower based upon the weight of these bars.
Of course, the diversity of options helps make fractional-oz silver bars attractive as well. You can find bars in this weight with refined, stunning finishes or you might find something altogether unique that simply isn’t available in a lot of other product lineups.
When it comes to unique designs, it’s hard to beat Monarch Precious Metals. One of the prime examples of their innovative designs is the Monarch Building Block Silver Bar. Available in a 1/2 Troy oz weight with .999 pure silver content, the Monarch Building Block Silver Bars are reminiscent of the plastic building blocks that millions played with during their youth. Each bar has raised nubs on one side with the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar engraved. The other side of the bar features sunken circles which house those nubs should you choose to get creative in storing your 1/2 oz Monarch Building Block Silver Bars. Inside each sunken circle is the Monarch Precious Metals logo.
Some investors prefer the refined appearance of minted ingots. One of the benefits of purchasing minted ingots is the guaranteed precise weight, shape, and style of each bar purchased. Minted ingots start as cast bars which are fed into stamping presses. Computers control the stamping machine and cut precise lines for each bar, resulting in fractional-oz silver bars coming off the line that are exactly the same from one to the next. The following are popular options in 1/2 oz minted ingot silver bars:
Most minted ingots are housed inside of assay cards and come with an individual serial number. Both the serial number and the bar’s weight, purity, and metal content are reflected in engravings on the bar and markings on the assay card.
If you have any questions as you buy silver, don’t hesitate to ask us. JM Bullion customer service is available to you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.