Discussion in 'Silver' started by tozak, Oct 11, 2015.
what a winner - no problems princess.
Haha!^ That so didn't work, but anyway you get the gist, is a close up of the number anyway
Chip's 1 is the 1 from the front 1 Kilo. Compare.
Yes that's the exact types of 1 that are featured on the back, very very distinct.
I FOUND THE PHOTOS!!!!
I had already posted these kilo bars here: http://forums.silverstackers.com/topic-65441-collectable-vintage-australian-kilo-silver-bars.html
Here they are: TA-DA!!!
Sorry it's low res. But it's clear enough to see what I am talking about.
Beautiful bar, regardless of series it's a significant piece of history but I think this question needs to be answered. Would someone from Perth Mint be able to confirm which series this bar is from. I'm certainly interested to know.
I believe it's the first series going from the logo but I would also love to get a definitive answer from The Perth Mint as well.
1 kilo bar serial #1 this has to be the most valuable perth mint bar to a collector 1 of a kind because its not only the first # 1 and 1 kilo weight but add the 1 to the fine 999 and you get 1. unique! 1 1 1 first everything
So the hunt for 999 bar is on the list now?
There are bars that have been stamped Right, also stamped Left.
Some say the bar in question is 2nd series, with the following as the 1st series..
Thanks Gatito, just about to bring that up ^^^^
The under statement....
This thread is turning out to be a witch hunt.
Thanks, Golden Chipmunk.
I am happy to say nothing I've said is absolute and I'm happy to learn and obviously have only garnered info from dealers and looking into it. I am interested in these bars and I'm happy to be corrected and find out more.
I see Gatito,bar too.
Here what was my logic...
*THE PERTH MINT (rectangular)
* Serial numbers on back (exact tooling matches)
The 20oz and 50oz bars have the rectangular "THE PERTH MINT" hallmark.
The back of the bar e.g. 10oz have if memory serves me the same number tooling.
Also geometry of the bar... Gatito seems more consistent with next generation of bars.
Swan is identical on all.
Do you have photos of the serial number being on the right?
The comment I made about the any 0 preceding the number was in reference to the long rectangular bar in the OP. Can you provide a photo of the bar type in the OP with a 0 preceding the number?
Thanks, love learning.
Yeah I saw these but what gets me is they put the proceeding zeros on the serial numbers on these bars just like they did with all the later series, so why then switch and switch back unless the first batch was done without any foresight to numbering, hence no proceeding zeros.
Here are some of my clues....
^^^ Gatito - Bar photos is from AllEnglehard Site.
I did not say the Bar No. 1 is Fake nor Attest to the Authenticity of it. ( I am not interested in this Bar No 1, as Number 1 mean stand alone)
TYPE H The MONALISA of Silver Bar, play the important role of all The PM Bars.... ( KEY Bar )
The MONALISA of Silver Bar
Type H comes first before all that versions
Refer to GP thread for the Style Types.
Sequence Numbering COA stand correct.....
Source: Goldpelican PM thread
Also Look at the "0" or Zero ( One is rounded and the other is oval.... on the numeral not alphabet , don't get confuse )
Now compare to Tozak's Photo....
^Well thats easy then, just look at the lettering [THE PERTH MINT] one is raised while the other recessed
Gatito Bandito has pointed out a bar with the same lettering as a type 'D' 10oz bar
The Bar I have shown with the serial number '1' has the same lettering as a type 'C' 10oz bar
So which came first? Type 'C' or Type 'D'
Excellent, you are on track...
I will comment again, later .....
The 50 oz also plays important roles, to all the sets.....
Now , Look at the OZS "A " & "B" varieties.....
Ugh, just looks like a bunch of bars of silver to me, I guess its a good thing I don't collect these. :|
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