Some pressed silver bars may have designs that make them collectors’ items, and when a bar is considered a collectors’ item, the premiums on those bars are higher than usual.
Then there are pressed silver bars collected for their special or commemorative design.
Like most precious metal purchases, in the end, what one buys simply boils down to one's personal preferences.
I am glad that I got these two vintage pressed silver bars when I did because premiums on these have gone up, despite the drop in the silver spot price. I don't know if they have become collectible, but for sure, they are hard to find at reasonable premiums.
Last January, I wanted to have silver bars that depicts the birth sign Aquarius and the birth sign Leo, just to have. I attempted to get silver bars made by the same private mint in that series, but just like any silver bar that has become collectible, the premiums were much higher than I was willing to pay for.
1 oz Silver Aquarius Bar by National Mint 1 oz Silver Leo Bar by Madison Mint
The weight of 1 troy ounce, purity of .999 fine silver, and refiner’s name can be found on the metal’s face for the Aquarius Bar, whereas the same information is found at the back of the Leo Bar.