Invest in silver from one of the most celebrated mints in the world. Provident Metals is proud to carry Rand Refinery 2013 Year of the Snake Silver Bars, each composed of 1 Troy Ounce of .999 Fine Silver.
The obverse of these 1 Oz Silver Bars features the image of a downward-facing snake in an S-like formation, set in front of a scale design. It has been stamped with the year 2013 and the Rand Refinery logo. The reverse of each silver bar includes its weight and purity, along with the company name.
These Rand Refinery 1 Oz Silver Bars celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake — a fantastic gifts for loved ones born in the following years:
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013
People with these birthdays are said to be wise, fun-loving, confident and deeply philosophical. 2013 is more specifically the Year of the Water Snake, which denotes intelligence, flexibility and softness.About Rand Refinery
Established in 1920 by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Rand Refinery operates the largest single-site precious metals refinery on earth.
As a leader in the recovery, refining and smelting of precious metals for nearly a century, Rand Refinery casts and mints a variety of gold and silver bars, while also producing coins, medallions and coin blanks — along with evaluation, logistics and vault services — to mints across the globe.
Manufacturing all of its gold bullion products from responsibly-sourced gold, Rand Refinery most notably supplies the coin blanks used to produce South African Gold Krugerrands, some of the most trusted, widely-traded bullion coins on earth.
Invest in silver bullion while celebrating the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake. Purchase Rand Refinery 2013 1 Oz Silver Bars from Provident Metals today. Multiples of 10 arrive in their original mint packaging. Multiples of 350 arrive in a Rand mint strapped monster box.
|Composition||.999 Fine Silver|
|Actual Metal Weight Ozt||1|
- WORTH EVERY CENTAnthonyon 3/21/14
OverallI really like the snake on the bar i don't know if the other people got a bad one or something but iv'e seen around 20 or so of these bars and each is proof like frosted and mirrored and the back is also mirrred with serial #s for each bar very cool and very cheap thanks provident.
- Overall satisfaction with new Silver Bullion from Rand Refinery.Kirkon 2/26/14
OverallNice bars. Good value. Mint Packaging is not first class, but price is reasonable for an IRA approved bar, from a reputable refinery such as Rand. Happy to see something new, and would keep buying these 2013's as long as Provident Metals offered them.
- Very niceShaun Kreutzon 2/10/14
OverallI ordered 10 of these, and they came fast. When i opened it they were all individually sealed in plastic and connected in a line, and the serial # from one side to the other are consistent. I usually buy rounds so I dont know the usual size of bars but apparently these are a bit shorter and wider than others. Shines nice, close enough to the picture, im happy with them.
- good barsJameson 2/5/14
OverallDidn't have the same issues as some other reviewers in regards to design quality ans minting mistakes. All of the bars in my order were struck just fine. Frankly, I don't sit around staring at my bars so I don't need them to be especially pretty...as long as they are 999, store easily, and can be acquired at a low premium over spot then I'm game...and they get five stars. The only bar I gave less stars to was the OPM 1oz bars but certainly not for being ugly...they just don't store in standard albums and boxes because they are an odd size...
- Poor qualityKevinon 1/30/14
OverallThe snake on these bars is supposed to be frosted kinda like a proof coin would be. Something went wrong in the minting process and only part of the snake looks frosted which gives this bar a very ugly appearance. I would expect better quality control from Rand Mint since this is the company that makes Krugerrands for the South African goverment.
- Very nice barJustinon 12/24/13
OverallLooks amazing and has a mirror finish on the front. The snake looks more like an eel, but who cares it's silver. Not the same size as your conventional 1oz bar. A bit thicker and shorter.
- Decent BarsStevenon 12/24/13
OverallThese silver bars are decent but not great. The finish is a little disappointing and not that impressive. In the end, if you can get these at a good price it is worth buying; after all, silver is silver.
- looking goodKevinon 12/14/13
OverallI had to buy these bars due to the lack of stock of power premium 1oz bars. Nontheless, they look great and add weight to my stack. The snake design looks nice and on the reverse side, it has all of the details of the bar. The shiny finish really makes this a showpiece.
- Cyber Monday Deal!Steveon 12/14/13
OverallI bought a few 1 oz silver rounds that were $0.59 over spot and paired it with a fee shipping 1 oz silver bar! What a great deal for stackers! Silver is Silver! Standing Liberty design is very classic! I'm a repeat PM customer for a couple years! Keep up the great deals and service PM....
- Decent bars, but not as nice looking as the photosdpvwiaon 7/11/13
OverallBeing Rand bars, these are well-made bars, but the year of the snake design doesn't look as nice as it does in these photos. There isn't enough contrast in texture or pattern, so the design looks pretty abstract. I actually like the clean look of the reverse side better.
- well doneedwardon 6/10/13
Overallpassed all the tests! acid, magnet and weight. package could use some work, but that's not what's important.
- Beautiful bars, arrived sooner than promised!Gordonon 5/25/13
OverallThis was my first time purchasing silver from Provident. Actually, it was my first time purchasing any kind of investment silver, ever. After much research and deliberation, I can say I'm very happy with my purchase and with the service. The bars look exactly as pictured; even more brilliantly polished than they appear in the image, actually. They arrived much sooner than was promised, as well. I now trust Provident Metals to fulfill my order and will definitely be purchasing from them again in the very near future! If you're new to purchasing investment metals, you can trust this company for a fair price and fast, discreet shipping!
If this review looks similar to one you saw for the OPM rounds, it's because I also purchased some of them at the same time. I'm just as happy with these bars as I am those rounds. Thank you, Provident Metals!
Free Shipping - If your order is $99 or more, and you live anywhere in the U.S. (all 50 states), shipping is on us! Should you choose to order less than $99, you’ll pay just $5.95 for shipping, still the best rate in the industry. International shipments, and shipments to U.S. territories outside the 50 states do not qualify for free shipping at this time.
Orders are shipped only after receipt of good funds. Orders paid by bank wire, credit card, PayPal, crypto currency, cashiers check, or postal money orders usually ship within 1-5 business days. Orders paid by personal check are held for at least 5 business days before processing.
A majority of orders are shipped via USPS. FedEx, UPS and Brinks are also used on occasion at our discretion. If you would like to use a specific shipping service, please contact Customer Service at (800) 313-3315 for a custom shipping quote.
All orders are shipped fully insured.
Multiple orders cannot be combined.
All packages over $750 include signature confirmation and require a signature to be received. You can purchase signature confirmation on any other package for $3 at checkout.
All packages shipped via USPS will be shipped First Class, Priority or Express Mail.
All orders totaling $5,000 or more will be shipped USPS Priority Registered Mail or FedEx.
You will be notified by email when your package(s) ships.
All packages are shipped securely in inconspicuous packaging and give no indication of contents. Boxes may or may not be addressed from "Provident."
Some oversized packages may be shipped Federal Express or UPS.
Free Shipping is based upon the order subtotal.
Shipping rates are as follows:
|Order Sub-Total||Shipping Rate *|
|$0 - $98.99||$5.95|
|$99.00 +||$0.00 (free)|
|* Signature confirmation is included on all orders over $750. Signature confirmation on orders under $750 may be purchased for $3 at checkout.|
International Shipping - We are currently shipping to Canada, however these orders must be placed by phone . All Canadian customers are required to call (877) 395-3107 during our regular business hours to place their orders. Acceptable payment methods are limited to wire transfers, bank drafts, cashiers checks, and money orders for international orders. At this time, we may ship to other countries on a case-by-case basis depending on USPS/UPS/FedEx shipping policies. Additional costs may be incurred. Please call during normal business hours to find out if we can ship to your country. See our FAQ page for more information on international shipping.