International Precious Metals (IPM) operated out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Hercaimy, the silver/coin company with ties to W. H. Foster was contracted to make these unique ingots. This example has been incredibly preserved and is uniquely weight stamped on the sidewall of the ingot. After extensively searching, we are yet to find another IPM with the sidewall weight stamp in addition to the side-stamped serial.
Lot of x3 100oz Silver Ingots W/ Original Paperwork
EngelHard 100oz 1st series, a USSC, and an interesting Precious Metals Inc Los Angeles ingot with a striking resemblance to the USSC
The two USSC mold ingots were purchased together (paperwork B049/B050) on May 30th, 1974 from Liberty Coin Exchange specifically from the president, Hugh Franklin III; whom personally signed the paperwork. Uniquely, it is said that Franklin “III” was associated with Duane Spellman of United States Silver Corp and the USSC ingot is stamped “111” on the backside of the ingot.To add more curiosity to the story, both ingots weigh the exact same down to the gram with the exact same dimensions (see last picture). It is obvious they are made from the same mold however one is stamped “Precious Metals Inc Los Angeles”. Ironically United States Silver Corp was established in Van Nuys, California otherwise known as Los Angeles.
The 1st Series EngelHard 100oz ingot was from East Coast Coin Exchange and purchased less than 2 weeks after the USSC ingots on June 11th, 1974 by the same buyer, Clarence Miller. What’s unique about this certificate is the story of Joseph H. Hale, the president of East Coast Coin Exchange. Public record shows Hale was an expert at money laundering but inevitably got caught red handed by the SEC selling metals back to his future company World Wide Coin for dramatically higher than market value for more shares within the company. Ultimately getting himself 100s of thousands in fines and a 5 year jail sentence, turns out Mr Miller wasn’t a saint himself (see pics)
American MinuteMan 1/4oz Vintage Silver ingot
4 Consecutive Swiss Bank Corporation 1oz Ingots
Vintage swiss bank 1oz ingots have become highly collectible. Here’s an unique consecutive set of 4 mint ingots with rainbow toning on the edges signifying how long they have been in the seal.
Alexander Westerfall 1.79oz ingot
Alexander Westerfall ingots have become increasingly collectible. This example is in excellent shape and features a very unique 1.79oz weight class.
E D Marshall Refiners Silver Ingots are often seen in the 5oz 10oz and 25oz variety, However we’ve only seen this one 50.06oz variety. Not only is this ingot unique and a fantastic addition if you hold the other 3 E D Marshall sizes, but this ingot is in exceptional shape. A truly stunning Ingot.
Vintage 4-Piece Delta Smelters Portrait Set
Rare 4-Piece Delta Set with notable symmetrical center stampings. Hard to find 999.5 purity’s. It is well known that purities of less than 999.9 are significant of being an older examples making these among the earliest varieties of Delta Smelters. Delta went bankrupt in the 70s making their ingots highly collectible. If there were no hallmarks on a Delta ingot most collectors would still be able to identify due to the quality of their pours. The pictures really speak for themselves, these vintage ingots are truly stunning. If you know Delta, you know this isn’t an easy set to come by.
All items in photo included. 100oz, 50oz, 20oz, 10oz (original sealed/assay paperwork)