John Pinches Classic Car Set 36 Sterling Silver Bars

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  1. W0LFMAN

    W0LFMAN New Member

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    Haven't found much info about this set online. wondering if anyone had link to more detail:- date produced? Numbers Minted? Anything?

    Each Bar is around 2.22 Troy Ounces. give or take 0.01/0.02


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    I know there's not many people that favor Sterling Silver.

    But I'm sure no-one would bother having such a unique piece in there growing collections either.
     
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    I saw these before at bid jungle ... I didnt know they where silver - - Reserve was $9
     
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    purplefunkything Member Silver Stacker

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    I've got a similar box but of 100 cars by John Pinches Limited. From a 1875 Marcus to a 1975 Volkswagon and I'm pretty sure they're all 99.9 silver...must try remember what I've done with them now.... :|
     
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    Thanks, Managed to find some Information about them.

    I original thought they were Franklin Mint, But they are in fact A cased set of 36 sterling silver commemorative motoring ingots, by John Pinches Ltd,

    released in the mid-1970s by the Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n..._tjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p-UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6140,9073977
     
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    $1080 in 1971 thats alot of money back then
     
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    Dan Unda Member Silver Stacker

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    Indeed!

    Quite a 'generous' premium over spot there...


    In 1971 I was drivin' trucks for about $100/wk (& thought I was doin' quite well).............



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    Vintage & Classic Car Collection
    The Lord Montagu Collection of Great Car Ingots
    A collection of ingot shaped silver medallions, issued by John Pinches in 1972, in conjunction with the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
    Each bar is 52 x 29 millimetres, weighs about 67 grams of sterling silver, and contains about 2 ounces of pure silver.

    36 Vintage Cars
    Each of the 36 medallions has a finely sculpted image of a different vintage or classic car from the collection of Lord Montagu, and on the reverse side is an inscription giving the main technical specifications of the model.

    Date Marque
    1 1898 Benz
    2 1899 Daimler
    3 1903 De Dion Bouton
    4 1903 Mercedes
    5 1906 Renault
    6 1907 Italia
    7 1907 Napier
    8 1908 Austin
    9 1909 Rolls Royce
    10 1911 Mercer
    11 1912 Ford
    12 19112 Hispano Suiza
    13 1912 Sunbeam
    14 1913 Peugeot
    15 1914 Sizaire Berwick
    16 1914 Vauxhall
    17 1920 Ballot
    18 1921 Duisenberg
    19 1923 Austin Seven
    20 1924 Morris Cowley
    21 1924 Sunbeam
    22 1925 Alvis
    23 1925 Bugatti
    24 1926 Bugatti
    25 1926 Delage
    26 1927 Hispano Suiza
    27 1928 Bentley
    28 1928 Fiat 509A
    29 1928 Packard Coup
    30 1933 Alfa Romeo
    31 1934 Alfa Romeo
    32 1934 Maserati 8CM
    33 1935 Auburn
    34 1935 E.R.A.
    35 1937 Mercedes Benz
    36 1938 Auto Union

    Specifications
    Quantity 36
    Length 52 mms
    Width 29 mms
    Weight 67 grams
    Alloy 0.925
    Pure Silver Content 2 ounces troy
    Total Silver Content 72 Ounc
     
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