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Gold coins, gold bullion, silver coins, and silver bullion are the best investments for gold and silver investors. The best gold bullion coins and silver bullion coins are summarized on this page. For more information on gold and silver bullion and coins, visit other pages on this Web site.

Does your silver have to be reported?


Silver purchases do not have to be reported. This myth is so pervasive that CMI feels obligated to clarify this misunderstanding repeatedly.

See Myths, Misunderstandings, and Outright Lies to learn about the pitfalls of investing in precious metals.

Englehard silver

Englehard poured 10-oz .999 silver bars

Englehard poured 10-oz .999 fine silver bars were first produced by the Englehard Corporation in the mid-1970s. As demand grew, Englehard switched to an automated system that produced struck 10-oz silver bars.

The struck silver bars carry a highly reflective finish and clearly defined raised lettering. On the older poured bars, however, the Englehard name, the description, and the identification number are recessed, having been stamped into the bars, as has been the traditional method of hallmarking silver (and gold) for centuries.

Englehard stopped turning out all silver bars, 100-oz as well as 10-oz, in the mid-1980s, and today Englehard 10-oz silver bars are available only in the secondary market, which is rarely. Investors wanting 10-oz silver bars will probably have to choose between either Sunshine Minting 10-oz silver bars or Wall Street Mint 10-oz silver bars, which are the two premier bars presently being produced.

If you would like to know which 10-oz silver bars CMI Gold & Silver Inc. has for sale, call us. We are one of the nation's oldest silver dealers, located in Phoenix, AZ. We take calls 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., MST, Mondays through Fridays. Or, call if you would like to discuss any aspect of buying silver.