5 Oz Silver Bars

Buying and Storing 5 oz Silver Bars

Investors looking for great pricing know Money Metals Exchange is the source for the 5-ounce silver bar. We have many bar sizes available, but the 5-ounce silver bullion size is hard to beat when it comes to versatility. Check out all our silver for sale!

Refiners reintroduced the 5 oz silver bar into the market in recent years, and the size exploded in popularity because it has a lot to offer. Low Premium? Check. Small enough to be affordable? Check. Made by recognizable manufacturers? Check. Investors cannot go wrong by choosing these bars to add to their holdings. Explore our many options of silver bars for sale.

We carry beautifully made 5-oz bars from top-tier refiners in poured and minted versions. When the time comes, these fine silver bullion bars will be easy to sell at full value.

What are the Purity, Size, and Weight of 5 oz Silver Bars?

The purity of 5 Troy ounce silver bars typically ranges from .999 to .9999 fine silver.

5 Troy ounce silver bars are usually rectangular in shape and are stamped with the weight, purity, and the company's logo. Most five-ounce silver bars are sized 2.5" long x 1.5" wide x .25" thick.

Five Troy ounce bars weigh around 155.517 grams, but bars can vary slightly in weight. The weight of the bar is sometimes written as "Ounce," "Ounces," "Troy Ounce," "oz," "oz t," or "t oz."

The larger the silver bar is, the more common it is to have a varying weight from the intended. A reputable dealer will disclose the exact weight if it strays from the intended weight and the price will reflect that difference, plus or minus.

5 oz silver bars are often sold in sealed plastic cases or protective packaging to ensure their quality and condition.

If a silver bar is at least 999 (three nines) pure or higher for silver bars, or 995 pure for gold bars, they qualify to be stored in a depository for a precious metals IRA.

Mints Producing 5 oz Silver Bars

The most popular 5 oz silver bars are produced by well-known private mints, such as Sunshine Minting, Engelhard, Monarch Precious Metals, Money Metals Exchange, Geiger, Pyromet, PAMP Suisse, Highland Mint, Nadir, Australian Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Valcambi, Scottsdale Mint, Italpreziosi, SilverTowne, and Asahi Refining (Formerly Johnson Matthey).

What is the design of the silver bars?

Some examples of popular five-ounce silver bars include the George T. Morgan design, Native American Indian head or buffalo, Liberty Bell, U.S. Statue of Liberty, Lady Liberty, designs from other US Mint silver coins or gold coins, Austrian designs, South African Krugerrands, British Queen Elizabeth II, American bald eagle, American eagles, Walking Liberty, Lady Fortuna, Mexican native designs, Chinese dragon, Australian kangaroo, Royal Canadian mint maple leafs, Gadsden Flag with snake and “Don’t Tread On Me,” and more.

Silver bars also have stamped on them the metal's purity (or fineness), the weight of the bar, and who made it.

Benefits of Investing in 5 oz Silver Bars

5 oz silver bars are a great way to invest in silver bullion as they are affordable and easy to store. 5 oz silver bars are often used by investors to diversify their portfolios and hedge against inflation. 5 oz silver bars are typically sold at a lower premium than 1 oz silver bars due to their larger size. Overall, 5-ounce silver bars are a great choice for improving anyone's investment portfolio paying attention to the silver price. Be sure to only consider silver bars that have at least a 999 (three-nines) purity as opposed to lower levels of fineness such as sterling silver intended for jewelry, coin silver, or less.

5oz Silver Bars - Investment

If a person bought a 5-ounce silver bar in 2003 at $4.85 per ounce, that would have cost around $24.25. Today, silver spot prices hover around $23 per ounce, meaning that the same 5-ounce silver bar would be worth around $115 in melt value. Even when considering inflation rates, the 2003 silver bar equaled around $40.56 in 2023 terms, while $115 in 2023 would have meant around $68.75 purchasing power in 2003 terms.

Overall, and historically speaking, silver is a fantastic way of saving funds while investing and reaping solid returns on investment. Where inflation can wreak havoc on currency, stock, and other categories, precious metals like silver and gold tend to still experience a return on investment after a period of time, which is a testament to silver's 5000+ years, being in demand nearly universally around the world, and ongoing popularity.

History of 5 oz Silver Bars

Until recently, 5 Troy ounce sizes were hard to find. Refiners focused almost exclusively on making just 3 sizes for the retail market - a 1-oz silver bar, a 10-oz silver bar, and a 100-oz silver bar. But investors are pouring into the market for physical bullion, shocked by the potential of financial crises and, perhaps, the total collapse of the US dollar. They seek a diversified holding with a number of sized options for use in barter and trade. The five-ounce silver bar fills the significant gap in value between the 1-oz and 10-oz sizes.

They are efficient to make. Keeping fabrication costs low is the secret to lower premiums. Investors turn to bars because premiums (transaction costs) are much lower than for coins. They see the potential for silver bullion prices to go much much higher and getting more ounces for their money is the way to maximize those gains.

Alternatives To 5 oz Silver Bars

When investing in precious metals, there are a variety of options but only a few good options for building a store of value while hedging against inflation. Some alternatives to five-ounce silver bars include one-ounce silver bars, silver rounds, pre 64 silver coins, silver bullion coins, or a silver Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account (Precious Metals IRA).

Each of these silver options, and more, are available from Money Metals Exchange. Our precious metals experts are available for consultation whether you are a seasoned investor or collector, or altogether new to precious metals. Our salespeople are all paid salaries instead of any sales commissions, meaning we are able to keep prices lower without high-pressure sales tactics.

Storing 5 Oz Silver Bars

When storing precious metal bars such as silver bars, gold bars, platinum bars, palladium bars, or rhodium bars, it is always a good idea to consider their security when using your own storage vault or an outside depository service. It is usually worth the investment to ensure that your commodity assets are secure.

Money Metals Exchange has the Money Metals Depository to enable you to protect your silver bars and your wealth.

Where Can I Sell 5 oz Silver Bars?

When selling your 5-ounce silver bars, it is important to know the live spot price, and the current market demand for the product, and to sell to a reputable online dealer or company.

Also remember, most buyers of silver do not care about the brand name, image design, forms, special security features, etc. What they care about most are the fineness and the quantity, with a low premium (i.e. company overhead charge) from a reputable source. The same holds true when you are selling the item. It is better to estimate the melt value instead of a more speculative collectible value.

Money Metals Exchange buys 5 oz silver bars and other sizes, as well as other precious metal items. Money Metals Exchange pays competitively high compared to most online dealers. In order to sell your silver bars to Money Metals Exchange, after creating a login and logging into the site, find the item on the site and click on the blue rectangular button under the product image "Click Here to Sell to Us." The site will provide you with further directions.

You may also call our customer care specialists at our phone number: 1-800-800-1865

Where Can I Purchase 5 oz Silver Bars?

When purchasing 5 oz silver bars, it is important to know the live spot price, and the current market demand for the product, and to buy from a reputable online dealer or company.

Money Metals Exchange has the live spot prices of silver, gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, and more available on the site 24/7.

Money Metals Exchange has been in business since 2010, receiving an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and thousands of reviews from satisfied customers all over the United States. All precious metals products and packages are shipped with insurance, and require a signature upon delivery to reduce the risk of loss, theft, or not being able to be delivered.

If you have any questions (FAQ) about 5 oz silver bars, product details, a particular series, content information, placing an order online, past cart orders, add to order, shipping, delivery, sending a gift, payment options, or a question about anything else, please give us a call at our phone number: 1-800-800-1865

Our friendly customer service representatives and precious metals experts are happy to help. Give us a call during normal business hours, Mon-Fri.

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What You Should Know About Our 5 Ounce Silver Bar:

  • They are roughly the size of a metal flip-style lighter.
  • Save even more by buying in bulk: price breaks at 10, 100, and 500.
  • The 5 oz fine silver bar Money Metals offers, can be efficiently stacked to preserve storage space.

Need Other Sizes? We Have The Size You Want!:

1 Troy Ounce (approximately 2" long x 1" wide x .125" thick)

10 Troy Ounce (approximately 3.5" long x 2" wide x 0.25" thick)

Kilo (32.151 Troy Ounces, approximately 4.5" long x 2.25" wide x .5" thick)

100 Troy Ounce (approximately 6" long x 3.25" wide x 1" thick)

1000 Troy Ounce (approximately 13" long x 4.75" wide x 3.5" thick)