Perth Mint silver bar styles

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  1. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Thought it was time to have some definitive nomenclature for all of the Perth Mint 10oz bar collectors out there.

    A - Flat bar, incused "THE PERTH MINT AUSTRALIA", "FINE 999", wide OZS, exact weight, serial on back
    B - Flat bar, incused "THE PERTH MINT AUSTRALIA", "FINE 999", narrow OZS, exact weight, serial on back
    C - Flat bar, recessed relief "THE PERTH MINT", "FINE 999", 10ozs, serial on back
    D1 - Horizontal loaf bar, incused "THE PERTH MINT", 999, 10ozs, serial on back
    D2 - Horizontal loaf bar, incused "THE PERTH MINT", 999, 10ozs, no serial
    E - Vertical loaf bar, large logo, 999, 10ozs, no serial
    F - Vertical loaf bar, small logo, 999, 10ozs, no serial
    G - Vertical loaf bar, new logo, 999, 10ozs, no serial
    H - Flat bar, centered Western Australia logo, "FINE 999", wide OZS, exact weight, serial on back (oldest known style)

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    Feel free to refer to "Type A", "Type B" etc in sales posts. Will do another post for other size bars when I get sufficient images.
     
  2. Lunarowl

    Lunarowl Active Member Silver Stacker

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    This is a great post boss! I've been looking for ages. Any idea when they were minted, and estimate "mintage"?
    :)
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    No idea - however I had some Type As that were with an invoice circa 1980.

    I have the following serials:

    Type A - 852
    Type B - 7401, 7890 (I know someone with consecutives in this range)
    Type C - A2848

    Type D onwards did not have serial numbers.

    If anyone has any other examples not shown, email me a decent quality picture. Also wouldn't mind tracking max/min weights on Types A and B - as far as I know both had underweight and overweight stamped examples. I would imagine an exact weight 10.00 is scarce, I've never seen one.
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Had a report of a Type D held by a member here on Silver Stackers with a serial number - could be another variety. The example I have has no serial number. The bar's owner isn't sure if it's an original or aftermarket serial number.

    For now I've added it as a variety - D1 with serial, D2 without serial.

    It's also the type I've seen the least examples of.
     
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    Nice post! I have some photos of some different types of PM 100oz's (taken before they were lost in that freak helicopter accident...) let me know if you need some...
     
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    Great post, even for us from EU who rarely see PM bars.

    I've only been able to get my hands on this Cook Island Coin/Bar, which is made by PM.

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    They make them especially for Germany ,as it's judged "a coin " because it has face value
    And no VAT on them , same bar with no face value would attract VAT ;)
     
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    Thanks GP.This thread is a big help for many.
     
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    There is VAT on them, but it's not 19% but lower 7% VAT (since this is a 'coin').
     
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    Just a note on these types - the order I've labelled them is by no means definitive in terms of the order of release - I'm not sure which bars predate which in those pics.
     
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    bordsilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I may be misremembering but I seem to recall someone posted a picture of an old Perth Mint bar that had the word "silver" on it (may be a bigger bar of course).
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Post a pic!
     
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    After searching through the old pics I think I was mis-remembering. Probably a kilo bar rather than a 10oz like this one:

    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3016/img10221.jpg
     
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    Lucky boy hotel 46 is the owner : )
     
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    Wow - never seen that one before.
     
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    Hello old friend :)
     
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    Hello S, good to see you : )
     
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    What's the biggest difference between a serialized bar and one that isn't serialized?
     

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