John L. Lauritzen Sterling Silver Ornate Vintage Bracelet Denmark .925 Fine (for auction 12-16-2012)

You are looking at Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet from the Designer and Silversmith John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark. The links on this piece are quite ornate and are connected with thick bands between the links. This is an original design of John Lauritzen, and is signed/marked "Sterling John L. Denmark". John Lauritzen made jewelry like this in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1955 to 1981.

This bracelet is 7 3/4 inches long (about 19.5 cm), and is 3/8 inches wide. The clasp is a very secure and very strong design. The piece weighs 13 grams on my postal scale.

Here are several photos of the bracelet. You will receive the bracelet shown in the pictures.

Ornate Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark, signed/marked "Sterling John L. Denmark". Click for a high resolution photo.
Ornate Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark, signed/marked "Sterling John L. Denmark". Click for a high resolution photo.

Here are some high resolution scans of the piece. The coin is only there to show size/scale and is not included.
Ornate Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark, signed/marked "Sterling John L. Denmark". Click for a high resolution scan.Ornate Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark, signed/marked "Sterling John L. Denmark". Click for a high resolution scan.

Here's a very close up scan of the markings on the inside of this bracelet, showing the "STERLING JOHN L. DENMARK" text.
Closeup of the signature/marks on the claps of the Ornate Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark. Click for a high resolution scan.

Here's a picture of the bracelet on my postal scale, showing the weight at 13 grams.
Ornate Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Lauritzen of Copenhagen Denmark, shown on scale with weight showing 13 grams. Click for a high resolution photo.

Shipping Details

This piece will be packed around a piece of corrugated cardboard, and wrapped in bubble wrap for protection, then enclosed in a water tight Zip Lock style storage bag, and shipped in a bubble mailer envelope. This item goes as a "First Class Package" and shipping is included in the price. Express Mail handling is also available, if you need it quickly this holiday season.

 

Good luck and happy bidding

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This item is for Action on eBay now, and the auction will be completed November 28, 2012.

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Sterling Silver Lunt “Modern Victorian” Spoon Bracelet .925 Fine 25 grams (For auction 12-13-2012)

Vintage Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet

You are looking at a Sterling Silver Spoon bracelet made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts.

This piece is the "Modern Victorian" pattern. Lunt Silversmiths began making this pattern for silver tabelware in 1941. Lunt Silversmiths also made bracelets that matched some of their more popular patterns.

Here are several photos of the bracelet. You will receive the bracelet shown in the pictures.

Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.
Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.
Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.

Here's a picture of the bracelet on my postal scale, showing the weight at 25 grams.
Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.

Here's a photo showing the bracelet next to a measuring tape, to show the scale and size of the bracelet.
Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.

And here's a very close up photo of the markings on the inside of this bracelet, showing the "LUNT STERLING" text.
Sterling Silver Spoon Bracelet in "Modern Victorian" pattern, made by Lunt Silversmiths of Greenfield Massachusetts. Click for a high resolution photo.

Shipping Details

This piece will be wrapped in bubble wrap, enclosed in a water tight Zip Lock style storage bag, and boxed for shipping. The item goes as a "First Class Package." Express Mail handling is also available, if you need it quickly this holiday season.

 

Good luck and happy bidding


This item is for Action on eBay now, and the auction will be completed November 28, 2012.

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Sterling Silver M. De Jean Saint Christopher Pendant w/chain 23 grams .925 Fine (for auction 12-13-2012)

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Click for a high resolution photo.

Vintage Sterling Silver Saint Christopher Medallion Pendant

You are looking at a medallion pendant showing Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, carrying a small child (baby Jesus Christ) on his shoulder, with a walking staff in the other hand. The sculpture is inset in a larger oval, 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) high and 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm) wide. The oval rim is about 3/16 inches (about 5 mm) across. Around the outer oval at the top is the inscription "Saint Christopher" and around the bottom is the inscription "Protect us". There are also two crosses inscribed on the sides of the oval rim, at about the level of the ground/horizon in the scupture, where the inset sculpture becomes open in the upper part.

This is a very large, heavy pendant. It weighs 23 grams on my postal scale.

The back side is unpolished, with a grooved pattern. There is a mark stamped in the metal which identifies the piece, "M. DE JEAN" on the top line, and "STERLING" under that. M. De Jean made various pendants, charms, crosses, and medals from the 1950's up until about 1979 or 1980.

Here are some photos and scans of the medallion pendant. The rule and the coin are to show scale and size.

Here is the front of the pendant:

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Front of medallion. Click for a high resolution photo.Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Front of medallion. Click for a high resolution scan.

And here is a photo and a scan of the back of the pendant/medallion:

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Back of medallion. Click for a high resolution photo.Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Back of medallion. Click for a high resolution scan.

Finally, here's a very close up scan of the markings on the back of the outer rim.

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Closeup of markings. Click for a high resolution scan.

24 Inch Continuous Metal Chain

This sterling silver pendant is on a very nice, shiny metal chain that is 24 inches long. There is no clasp, and there's not even a ring to join the chain. The chain is one continuous piece of chain with no variation anywhere along the length. The chain is made of some kind of ferrous metal, and is magnetic. The weight of the chain is about 9 grams, and that weight is in addition to the 23 gram weight of the sterling silver pendant. The entire item weighs 32 grams including the pendant and the chain.

Shipping details

This item has been carefully packed in a custom made corrugated cardboard carrier, which has been put in a water tight ziplock bag and packed inside a bubble envelope. It will be sent as a first class package, or you might choose to have it shipped Express Mail for an additional charge. If the item sells for over $40, I'll make it shipping included (eBay calls this "free shipping") for First Class delivery. If the auction ends before I update the shipping, and it ends over $40, please request an invoice before paying.

With everything I sell, I work hard to earn high marks for shipping.

 

Good luck and happy bidding


This item is for Action on eBay now, and the auction will be completed November 28, 2012.

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WHATIZIT??? Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion on chain.

I'm looking for some information about this piece. I'll be listing it soon on eBay. It's my first venture into selling any jewelry on eBay, so I would like to make sure I describe it properly. Also, I don't know much about this piece, and I'm hoping someone will recognize the markings and maybe tell me a bit more about when and where it was made.

Here's a picture of the full piece:

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Click for a high resolution photo.

Here is a photo and scan of the front of the pendant/medallion: (What is the proper term for this anyway?)

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Front of medallion. Click for a high resolution photo.Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Front of medallion. Click for a high resolution scan.

And here is a photo and a scan of the back of the pendant/medallion:

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Back of medallion. Click for a high resolution photo.Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Back of medallion. Click for a high resolution scan.

Finally, there are some markings on the back of this piece. Here's a very close up scan of the markings.

Saint Christopher Pendant/Medallion with chain. Closeup of markings. Click for a high resolution scan.

The bottom line is fairly clear and says "STERLING" which I am fairly certain identifies this piece as sterling silver. I'm guessing that the top line identifies who made it. It looks like it ends with JEAN, but I can't figure out what the beginning of that line says.

Also, when listing jewelry like this, what sorts of details and information should I put in a listing? The pendant/medallion weighs 23 grams on my postal scale, and with the chain, the entire piece weighs 32 grams. The chain has no clasp and appears to be a single continuous piece with no break at all. That's an interesting feature. I don't know how common that is. A magnet will pick up the chain, so it's just shiny metal. The pendant is not magnetic.

Kennesaw Mint hand poured Silver cast “loaf” ingot, 23.6 Troy Ounces, .999 Fine (For Auction 11-28-2012)

For your consideration, this hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver made by Kennesaw Mint. This ingot is stamped "23.600TO" indicating a weight of 23.6 Troy Ounces. On my postal scale, I confirmed the weight at 735 grams, which is just slightly over 23.6 Troy ounces. It is also stamped ".999 Fine," and it's stamped with a serial number/order number, "KM 2776." This number matches the Order # on the "Certificate of Content."

Hand poured ingots of this size seem to be very rare. This piece comes with a "Certificate of Content" attesting to it's purity. The certificate states that "The Kennesaw Mint Attests that the silver corresponding to this certificate is .999+ Fine Silver. The precise quality is declared by a certified assayer to meet or exceed the U.S. Department of the Treasury criteria for .999+ Fine Silver." and shows the "Order #" to be "KM 2776" which is the number stamped on this ingot.

Here are pictures of this very rare piece. You will receive the actual piece shown in the pictures. Click the thumbnails for a larger, higher resolution image.

Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776.  Here shown on scale, weighing 735 grams on this postal scale. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint "Certificate of Content" attesting to the purity of this poured silver ingot, Order # KM 2776.
Click any picture for a high resolution image (opens in a new window)

Shipping

This item will be carefully packed in a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box and will be shipped with insurance by Registered Mail. The certificate of content will be enclosed in a sealed plastic storage back, along with a packing slip. The ingot itself will be wrapped in bubble wrap and held in the box by Styrofoam packing. Signature confirmation will be required for this item. The "free shipping" includes all insurance, signature confirmation and Registered Mail Postal charges.

 

Good luck, and happy bidding

 

Additional Pictures

The first pictures shown with this item were taken under (poor) artificial light and the camera flash. I've had some requests for "better pictures." There are six new pictures on the listings, and these are the original photos for those six, plus one more. These were taken under natural sunlight, without a flash.

Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Shown here with the matching “Certificate of Content.” Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
Kennesaw Mint hand poured, cast bar ingot of .999 fine silver, 23.600 Troy Ounces, Order Number (Serial Number) KM 2776. Click here for a high resolution picture.
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This item is for Action on eBay now, and the auction will be completed November 28, 2012.

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1971-S Eisenhower Dollar, Uncirculated, with blue chip, 40% Silver “Blue Ike” (For Auction 11-28-2012)

For your consideration, we have an uncirculated 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar coin. This coin is still wrapped in the original celophane wrapper, with the "blue chip". The coin includes the textured blue envelope and a card explaining that it is 40% silver and that this is an uncirculated coin minted with the same methods as the general circulation coins. This is not a proof strike and is not hand processed like proof coins.

Eisenhower dollars were made from 1971 to 1978. The obverse side has a portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The reverse design is based on the Apollo 11 Mission Insignia.

This coin is a 40% silver coin minted at the San Francisco mint. It weighs 24.59 grams, and at 40% silver content, it contains 0.3162 troy ounces of pure silver.

Here are some photos and scans of the actual coin being auctioned:

Photos

Uncirculated 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar shown in original cellophane wrapper with the "blue chip". Obverse side. Click here for a high resolution photo.
Uncirculated 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar shown in original cellophane wrapper with the "blue chip". Reverse side. Click here for a high resolution photo.

Scans

Uncirculated 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar shown in original cellophane wrapper with the "blue chip". Obverse side. Click here for a high resolution scan.
Uncirculated 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar shown in original cellophane wrapper with the "blue chip". Reverse side. Click here for a high resolution scan.

Card from the US Mint that accompanies this uncirculated, collectible 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar coin. Click for a high resolution photo.
Textured blue envelope from the US Mint that contains this uncirculated, collectible 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar coin. Click for a high resolution photo.
Card from the US Mint that accompanies this uncirculated, collectible 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar coin. Click for a high resolution scan.
Textured blue envelope from the US Mint that contains this uncirculated, collectible 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar coin. Click for a high resolution scan.

Click any of the photos or scans for a larger, high resolution version.

Shipping

This item has been repackaged in the original textured blue envelope. That envelope is enclosed in an air tight plastic storage back, and is packed between two sheets of corrugated cardboard for protection, and this is all enclosed in a poly bubble mailer. I'm working hard to earn excellent ratings.

 

Good luck and happy bidding.


This item is for Action on eBay now, ending Wednesday, 11-28-2012.

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Danbury Mint 5000 Grain Sterling Silver Proof Ingot, Georgia, 1973, .925 Fine

This auction is for a Danbury Mint 5000 Grain Sterling Silver Ingot from the United States Collection. This ingot is the "Georgia" ingot, representing Georgia, the 4th state of the United States.

This bar was minted in 1973, as indicated by the "73" hallmark on the top edge. There is also a hallmark representing the Danbury mint, and a "P" hallmark, indicating this is a proof strike ingot. I'm not sure what the "H" hallmark indicates.

The front side has a high relief map of the state of Georgia on the left side, with the capitol Atlanta highlighted on the map. The text "Georgia - 4th state" is across the top. The right side has a high relief image of several men on horses, which I believe represents General William T. Sherman and some of his Union Troops. The text "Sherman's march to the sea" is shown across the bottom. All of the images on the front are very high relief, with a somewhat frosted appearance. There's some very good detail in the image of the men and horses. The background fields are a very smooth, mirror like finish.

The back side of this bar has a smooth, mirror like finish, and shows this text:

Georgia
Admitted to the Union January 2, 1788
With 60,000 men, Sherman marched
200 miles through Georgia,
foraging, burning and taking
prisoners.
Georgia's destruction was a
mortal blow to the confederacy.
Peach state

This piece is in good condition, but does show some minor scratches on the surface. See the photos for detailed close up views of this piece. On my shipping scale, this piece weighs 329 grams, which is 5077 grains according to the conversion chart I have.

Here are pictures of the actual Danbury Mint 5000 grain ingot being auctioned.

"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Front Side. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution photo.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Back side. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution photo.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Top edge showing inscription markings. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution photo.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Shown on scale, weight is 329 grams. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution photo.

"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Front side. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution scan.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Back side. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution scan.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Top edge, showing inscriptions and markings. Minted by Danbury Mint in 1973 as part of the "United States Collection." Click for a high resolution scan.

Click the thumbnail images for high resolution images.

Shipping details

This item is a loose piece. It will be wrapped in some felt cloth, enclosed in a plastic bag and wrapped in bubble wrap, then placed in a Priority Mail small flat rate box, held centered by hard styrofoam packing cut to fit. I work hard to earn high ratings and compliments on my packing and shipping.

Good luck and happy bidding.

 


This item is for auction on eBay, with the auction closing 11-26-2012.

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WHATIZIT? Can anyone help identify/describe this 5000 grain ingot?

I recently found this one. It was in with some sterling silver flatware sets and some other "non-coin" and "non-bullion" silver.

It says it's a 5000 grain ingot of sterling silver.

Has anyone ever seen anything like it? Any clues as to who made it? How many were made? How rare it is? When it was made?

Here are some photos:

"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Front Side. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution photo.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Back side. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution photo.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Top edge showing inscription markings. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution photo.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Shown on scale, weight is 329 grams. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution photo.
Click any picture for a high resolution version (opens in new window).

I also threw it on the flat bed scanner, and covered it with some dark cloth (the cover wouldn't close). These might be higher resolution or more readable. Then again, maybe not. Here are the scans:

"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Front side. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution scan.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Back side. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution scan.
"Georgia" 5000 grain sterling silver ingot. Top edge, showing inscriptions and markings. Details unknown. Click for a high resolution scan.
Click any scan for a high resolution version (opens in new window).

Any information or assistance identifying/describing this would be appreciated. I'm seriously thinking of listing it on eBay soon.

Engelhard 1 Troy Ounce Silver bar ingot, .999 Fine, Commercial bar, horizontal (For Auction 11-19-2012)

This auction is for a 1 troy ounce, .999 Fine silver bar made by Engelhard.

There are many variants of the Engelhard bars. This is an earlier, horizontal (landscape) orientation "Commercial Bar" (serialized) with the name "Engelhard" in a rectangle with angled corners on the front, and the "normal" Engelhard back design with the word Engelhard in the rectangle repeated diagonally several times on the back.

The front side has the name "Engelhard" in a rectangle with angled corners. This is the later rectangle logo design, with shorter upright segments on the left and right side and bigger angled corners. Below that, there's the text "1 Troy Oz." and ".999 Fine Silver". At the bottom is the serial number. This one is number PK73920. According to reference sources, I believe there were about 550,000 of these bars minted.

The back side of this bar has the "Engelhard" text in the rectangle with angled corners repeated many times diagonally across the back.

Here are pictures of the actual bar being auctioned.

Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Horizontal orientation, Commercial Bar, serialized with normal Englehard text in rectangle repeated diagonally back design. Front Side. Click to view a high resolution photo.Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Horizontal orientation, Commercial Bar, serialized with normal Englehard text in rectangle repeated diagonally back design. Back Side. Click to view a high resolution photo.
Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Horizontal orientation, Commercial Bar, serialized with normal Englehard text in rectangle repeated diagonally back design. Front Side. Click to view a high resolution scan.Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Horizontal orientation, Commercial Bar, serialized with normal Englehard text in rectangle repeated diagonally back design. Back Side. Click to view a high resolution scan.
Click the thumbnail images for high resolution images.

Shipping details

This item is in a plastic "flip" holder. It will be packed (along with a packing slip) in a bubble mailer for additional protection. I work hard to earn high ratings and compliments on my packing and shipping.

Good luck and happy bidding.

 

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Engelhard 1 Troy Ounce Silver bar ingot, .999 Fine, Commercial bar, maple design (For auction 11-19-2012)

This auction is for a 1 troy ounce, .999 Fine silver bar made by Engelhard.

There are many variants of the Engelhard bars. This is an earlier, portrait orientation "Commercial Bar" (serialized) with the maple logo on the front and a smooth, blank back.

The front side has the Engelhard "maple logo" with the words "Assayers & Refiners" around the bottom of the logo. Below that, there's the text "1 Troy Oz." and a square with rounded corners containing the text "Fine Silver 999+". Below that is the serial number. At the upper left of the serial number stamp, there is the Engelhard "Bull" trademark. This one is serial number 028508, which is an early serial number for this series. According to reference sources, I believe there were 400,000 or fewer of these bars minted in 1981.

The back side of this bar is a blank, smooth finish.

Here are pictures of the actual bar being auctioned.

Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Commercial Bar with Engelhard Maple logo and blank, smooth back. Front Side. Click to view a high resolution scan. Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Commercial Bar with Engelhard Maple logo and blank, smooth back. Back Side. Click to view a high resolution scan.
Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Commercial Bar with Engelhard Maple logo and blank, smooth back. Front Side. Click to view a high resolution photo. Engelhard One Troy Ounce Silver, Commercial Bar with Engelhard Maple logo and blank, smooth back. Back Side. Click to view a high resolution photo.

Click the thumbnail images for high resolution images.

Shipping details

This item is a loose piece. It will be placed in a plastic bag and packed (along with a packing slip) in a bubble mailer for additional protection. I work hard to earn high ratings and compliments on my packing and shipping.

Good luck and happy bidding.

 

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