Hello all. I'm a silver bullion collector out in mid-Missouri, and your forum certainly caught my attention as a great source of information. I am here seeking information, purchases, and trade opportunities to complete my rather novel collection idea. Over Thanksgiving Break, while I was coin store hopping, I happened upon a Hauser & Miller one troy ounce bar for spot + $3. After performing some research online, I found out that Hauser & Miller were based out of St. Louis, and I became very excited of the possibility of collecting one silver bar from a private company in each state of the US. Over the past three weeks, I have completed a lot of research into finding current and former private companies from each state, as well as purchasing six more bars from companies in the states of Idaho (Sunshine Minting Co), New Jersey (Englehard Corporation), Washington (Northwest Territorial Mint), California (Jelenko Dental Alloys and A-Mark/USVI Ingot Co), Oregon (Monarch Precious Metals), and Colorado (Prospector's Gold & Gem). I am currently waiting on a trade for Indiana (Silvertowne) and New Hampshire (Suns of Liberty Mint) to make it through the mail. I look forward to communicating with fellow stackers on this forum, as well as possibly buying from them and trading some of my collection with them to obtain more states for my collection. If nothing else, I hope to learn about new mints in some states that are not well known -- tracking down a silver source in Kansas and Delaware has been particularly difficult! It seems even the silver recovery companies and the refineries aren't hallmarking and selling their own bars in those states!