The Royal Canadian Mint is now offering 99.99% 10-ounce bars of pure silver bullion for sale. The bars are struck, rather than cast, and they are shipped in individual vinyl sleeves. Each bar has a reeded edge and its own unique serial number for added security.
On July 24, the Mint announced that the silver bars had begun shipping through its network of official distributors and would soon be available through bullion dealers.
"In keeping with a distribution model common to the world's major issuers of bullion coins, the Mint does not sell bullion directly to the public," notes the announcement released by the Mint. "Interested buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable bullion dealer to order the Royal Canadian Mint 10 oz. silver bullion bar."