Why does a bar of gold weigh less than a bar of silver?

Ever wanted to know why a bar of gold weighs less than a bar of silver? Get up-to-date information and reliable answers to your bullion and precious metals related questions here at ModernCoinMart's Complete Bullion Resource Center.

The question itself is misleading. Gold has a higher density than silver, so theoretically, a 10 oz gold bar would be smaller than a 10 oz silver bar. Both would weigh the same, but the gold bar would be smaller in size. You very well could have a gold bar that weighs less than a silver bar, but that wouldn’t be an accurate comparison between the two. When making a 1:1 weight comparison between gold and silver bars, their sizes may appear different while their weights remain identical.

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