Welcome to the website. The goal of this site is to list every known vintage refiner from A-Z and compile any information possible about these companies. On mobile, click on the sidebar link at the top to see the alphabetical table of contents from A to Z.
This site is a work in progress. My hope was to get community involvement to create a central repository of pictures of information about vintage silver bars. Please contribute if you can. Either email me to create an account or feel free to email me pictures or information you would like to share. Thanks. — firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a silver bar you have questions about? Either email@example.com or I would be happy to provide any information we know about it if we can.
If you are looking for Engelhard information, please see All Engelhard. Their knowledge is massive. They also have a 'Other Refiners' page that has a good selection of other refiners such as Johnson Matthey, etc.
Janary 2020 Update…
Some speculation posted by idratherbstacking (William Silver on Facebook) about Omega bars and M & B mining and whether M&B mining really was the company that made the bars:
Some information about Montana Gold and Silver Company from oldpouralchemy.
And some updated information about ASARCO also from oldpouralchemy.
Pictures added to American Credit, B. R. Mackay, Constitution, Golden Analytical, Hoffman & Hoffman, Nevada Coin Mart, Phoenix Precious Metals, Star Metals and WSR.
Big update to the Homestake page.
Comprehensive Wilkinson Company information from oldpouralchemy.
Pic of the month:
Family photo of 5 extruded bars. These are all east coast refiners (near Philadelphia or Baltimore) and share the same extruded shape implying a single source for the bars.
Advertisement of the month:
February 1974 magazine ad for Nevada Coin Mart