Silver bars remain one of the most popular forms of investment in this particular precious metal. One of the longest-running brands in the industry is Johnson Matthey. Though the company recently exited the industry after more than a century-and-a-half of business, Johnson Matthey bars remain available for purchase. Today, the 100 oz Pressed Silver Johnson Matthey Bar is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic sleeve.
- Pressed silver bar!
- Contains 100 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features JM logo and identifying features.
- Reverse includes the JM logo in a repeating pattern.
Johnson Matthey was founded by Percival Norton Johnson in London, England in 1817. The company began as a gold assayer’s shop under Johnson’s guidance, and grew to Johnson Matthey after George Matthey joined the business in 1851. One year later, the business earned status as an Official Assayer & Refiner to the Bank of England.
Today however, Johnson Matthey is no longer involved in the precious metals marketplace. After more than 150 years in the industry, the company sold its silver and gold refining business to Japan’s Asahi Ltd.
Each of these 100 oz Pressed Silver Johnson Matthey Bars starts out as a blank of pre-molded silver. Those blanks are then fed into a press that uses intense pressure to stamp an intricate design into the face of the bar. Generally speaking, pressed silver bars have more intricate and detailed designs, with a glossy finish.
The obverse of the 100 oz Pressed Silver Johnson Matthey Bar features the Johnson Matthey name and the company logo at the top of the bar. Included are rectangular fields that include the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar, as well as the individual serial number of the product.
On the reverse of the 100 oz Pressed Silver Johnson Matthey Bar is a simple repeating pattern. Set on a 45-degree angle, you’ll find the Johnson Matthey corporate logo that includes the initials “JM” and a set of crossed hammers.
Although Johnson Matthey has exited the precious metals industry, you can still find brilliant products from Johnson Matthey that were produced through the finest processes in the world. You won’t find new Johnson Matthey products on the market anymore, making these 100 oz Johnson Matthey Pressed Silver Bars a unique opportunity.
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