One of the newest precious metal refiners in the industry is catching up with demand, as Asahi Refining begins to release silver bars in the most popular weights for investors and collectors. The 1 oz silver bar is one of the most popular products in the world, offering affordability and ease of storage for investors. Today, the 1 oz Silver Asahi Refining Bar is available on Silver.com as a brand-new product.
- Ships sealed in plastic to protect the bar’s condition.
- Available for purchase in all-new condition!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the Asahi Metals logo and identifying markers.
- Reverse bears the mint logo in a repeating design.
- Purity and weight guaranteed by Asahi.
Asahi Refining is a precious metals recycling company that originated in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. The company’s primary works over the course of 60 years included refining silver and gold products recycled from other industries and manufacturing sectors. As of December 2014, Asahi took on a bigger role with its purchase of Johnson Matthey’s silver and gold refining business.
The mint struggled to get started in 2015 though with global demand for silver products, in particular, choking the supply of silver. While the mint has released larger weight bars and special, serialized 1 oz and 10 oz bars, regular production of silver bars is just now catching up to expectations.
When you view the reverse face of the 1 oz Silver Asahi Refining Bar you’ll notice the company’s Asahi Metals logo with a repeating design. The image is set at a 45-degree angle and appears across the reverse face, with as many as seven logos fully visible.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Silver Asahi Refining Bar is the image of the Asahi Metals logo, which combines an “A” and “M” together to create the logo. Below this is the engraving of “Asahi Refining,” followed by the bar’s purity, metal content, and weight.
Asahi Refining’s bars have an appearance similar to that of the Johnson Matthey products struck over the course of the latter company’s 160 years of production in the precious metals industry. The purchase of Johnson Matthey’s Salt Lake City, Utah and Brampton, Ontario, Canada production facilities was completed for $186 million. It also included an investment casting facility in St. Catharines, Canada.
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