There’s a new face in the precious metals industry, and this newcomer quickly got to work producing one of the most sought-after weights in silver bars. The new Asahi Refining has taken over the precious metals refining business of Johnson Matthey, and is producing the latter company’s favored 100 oz silver bar under new branding. Today, Silver.com offers the 100 oz Silver Asahi Bar in brand-new condition.
- Consists of 100 troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Features Assayer’s Mark guaranteeing the weight and purity.
- Struck in preferred stackable-ingot form.
When it comes to investing in silver bars, the 100 oz is popular among those interested in making large-volume purchases. While the 1 oz and 10 oz varieties offer flexibility to investors, the 100 oz is an efficient way of protecting larger sums of wealth in one purchase.
Each of these 100 oz Silver Asahi Bars is produced through cast minting. Once the newly minted bar has been poured and cooled, it is removed to be weighed and assessed by the in-house assayers at Asahi Refining.
These 100 oz Silver Asahi Bars feature a rough, rustic finish that is consistent with the design and production of most poured silver bars. All of the engravings are arranged vertically along the bar’s obverse face. At the top is the mint mark for Asahi Refining, which includes an inner circle that reads “Assayers, Refiners,” and an outer circle that reads “Asahi SLC.” At the bottom of the bar is the weight, the purity as “999,” and the assayer’s mark.
Johnson Matthey has more than 200 years of experience in precious metals refining, but in December 2014 the company announced plans to divest from its gold and silver refining operations to focus on applying its expertise in chemistry to other areas of its business.
Asahi Refining officially completed its purchase of Johnson Matthey gold and silver refining in July 2015, but production and operation of its facilities occurred much earlier. In March 2015, Asahi Holdings took over refineries in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and Brampton, Ontario, Canada to produce silver bars under the brand Asahi Refining.
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