Silver Bars sell for less than Silver Ore (6 Silver Coins per bar) to the Merchant (or another Buying/Selling NPC), so it is more economical to sell your ore instead of smelting it into bars.
Silver bars can also be found in underground chests or floating island chests, typically between 3 to 10 bars for each chest.
|Items Requiring Silver|
|Tools||Silver Pickaxe · Silver Axe · Silver Hammer|
|Armor||Silver Helmet · Silver Chainmail · Silver Greaves|
|Weapons||Silver Broadsword · Silver Shortsword · Silver Bow|
|Other||Silver Bar · Silver Watch · Depth Meter · Silver Brick · Silver Brick Wall|
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