AC&B story???

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  1. Bigfella

    Bigfella Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Who knows the full AC&B story?

    I believe they started the business and then ABC shut them down as the business name was to similar to theirs?

    Any more info would be great and if anyone has AC& B bars to sell/

    Kind Regards

    Bigfella
     
  2. ozcopper

    ozcopper Administrator Staff Member

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    I think AC&B stood for Australian Coins and Bullion.
     
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    That's not what happened
    It was a complex partnership ,they bought a refinery & they had grand plans which never happened
    Refinery was sold I believe & the 2 major players went of on their own
    No such court case happened between ABC & AC&B
    The court case was between ABC Melb & Sydney , Sydney company won the court case
     
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    Bigfella Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks Guys

    I only ask as I sold a couple of AC&B 1oz Gold buttons last year and I was told in that thread the story about them being shut down.
     
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    AC&B was restructured into 888 refining ,partners left ,got sold of to somebody else
    Not sure if 888 refining is still around
    But the main players are still around under different name
     
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    Bigfella Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Needless to say not many AC&B bars in circulation then?????

    I have a 20oz, 500grm, 1kg & 2kg and I know there are 2 different 1kg styles. All with serial Numbers.

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    Correct
    Not that many made to start with
    Don't know about numbers
    They weren't popular to start with
    888 would be less in number and were less popular again
     
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    Was 888 owned by an Eastern partner?
    888 would still be in business if they had leased their bars ;)


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    888 bars are still being made.
     
  11. AsAg

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    I have some 1 KG silver bars minted by AC&B - i don't see any serial numbers on them, just a triangle hallmark and a AC&B letters on them...can i sell these to any silver merchants...and will they pay the going rate for bullion?
     
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    found today a 2kg AC&B silver bar with serial-must be rare going after the above comments
     
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    Don't think they made many 2kg bars... Can probably find out.
     
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    AC&B did indeed become 888. Sady, 888 are no longer around. They are a great group of guys and are still around in one form or another
     
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    This serial is 0455 so maybe that's a start

    AC&B 2kg_00455.jpg
     
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    I know nothing about AC&B until a few days ago but does it have AC&B in a triangle or is that vintage Ainslie [ABC]?

    Ainslie.png
     
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    That's a Vintage Ainslie Logo
     
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    Jonesy67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes I was just confirming that the AC&B bar AsAg was talking about did indeed have a triangle logo or confused with the Ainslie logo.
     
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    I can confirm that i have bars with the vintage Ainslie logo, and i have bars with the AC&B logo.
    Do they have collector value? or is it just silver content alone? Ive seen an Ainslie bar selling for $1100aud
     
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    picture would help but I dont think ainslie bars attract any premium-well not just yet:)
     

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