This gorgeous hand-poured silver bar is part of our “Minted Bars” series. This bar weighs approximately 10 oz. of pure silver and features the map of Alaska design. We do the entire process 100% in-house. We pour them right out in front of our store in downtown Anchorage. Since these are poured outside, the texture and weight of the bars will vary due to the changing conditions of the weather. This makes every bar unique and no two bars will look exactly the same. We individually weigh each bar and hand stamp the exact weight along with our logo. Then we put the bar in our press and strike the image onto the bar.
When we mint our medallions, we have about a 40% rejection rate. This means if we mint 10 medallions, 4 of them will have flaws that don’t pass our quality control standard. We keep these rejects and then we melt them down and pour them into different shaped bars. This is our fun way of recycling, we get to turn something flawed into a piece of art.