Rand Refinery | 2013 Year of the Snake | 1 oz Silver Bar


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Quick Overview

Buy Rand Refinery 2013 Snake Silver Bars for only $.99 Over Spot, ANY quantity!

Get your new Rand Refinery 1 oz. silver bar today!

Each of these bars is composed of 1 Troy Ounce of .999 Fine Silver each and are hallmarked to that effect.

Multiples of 10 bars will arrive in original mint plastic. Multiples of 350 will arrive in original Rand Mint strapped monster box.

Product Description

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.

Additional Information

Condition New
IRA Approved Yes
Composition .999 Fine Silver
Actual Metal Weight Ozt 1
Mint/Brand Private Mint
Availability Discontinued
SKU BBPS-02427
    Anthonyon 3/21/14
    I 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.
  2. Overall satisfaction with new Silver Bullion from Rand Refinery.
    Kirkon 2/26/14
    Nice 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.
  3. Very nice
    Shaun Kreutzon 2/10/14
    I 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.
  4. good bars
    Jameson 2/5/14
    Didn'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...
  5. Poor quality
    Kevinon 1/30/14
    The 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.
  6. Very nice bar
    Justinon 12/24/13
    Looks 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.
  7. Decent Bars
    Stevenon 12/24/13
    These 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.
  8. looking good
    Kevinon 12/14/13
    I 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.
  9. Cyber Monday Deal!
    Steveon 12/14/13
    I 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....
  10. Decent bars, but not as nice looking as the photos
    dpvwiaon 7/11/13
    Being 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.
  11. well done
    edwardon 6/10/13
    passed all the tests! acid, magnet and weight. package could use some work, but that's not what's important.
  12. Beautiful bars, arrived sooner than promised!
    Gordonon 5/25/13
    This 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!

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