Johnson Matthey was once one of the largest producers of gold and silver bars in the world. From its major refineries in North America, the company produced minted ingots and cast bars in both silver and gold for decades. Although Johnson Matthey no longer produces new products, you can still find its bullion bars available to purchase. The 1 Kilo Silver Johnson Matthey Bar with Canadian serial numbers is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Bar ships to you inside of a protective plastic!
- Individual serial numbers issued by Johnson Matthey’s Canada assay office!
- Since these are no longer in production the condition may vary.
- Consists of One Kilo, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse side bears the only markings on the bar.
- Blank reverse face to the bar.
- Cast silver bars hand-poured by Johnson Matthey.
Cast silver bars are produced using tried-and-true refining methods that have existed for thousands of years. Rather than relying on computer-aided machines to precisely cut and engrave the silver bars, cast refining relies on the human hand to pour melted silver into prefabricated casts that ensure a desired amount of silver is in the finished product.
Most cast silver bars made through hand-poured processes are left to cool in the mold. During the cooling process, refiners will stamp the markings into the bar to set further as it cools. The result is a rustic silver bar and finished products that have slight variations from one to the next. On the obverse side of 1 Kilo Silver Johnson Matthey Bars, there are a number of engravings that identify the basic details of the bar. The Johnson Matthey pick-and-hammer logo is at the top of the bar inside of a diamond with “JM” engraved above it. Along the top two lines of the diamond are the words “Johnson” and “Matthey.”
Additional engravings stamped into the obverse of the 1 Kilo Silver Bar are a serial number, the bar’s weight, and an assayer’s mark. The serial numbers feature one-letter, six-number codes listed vertically down the left side of the bar. The weight is stamped into the lower-left corner and the assayer’s mark in the lower-right corner. This particular assayer’s mark identifies these cast silver bars as a product of Johnson Matthey’s former refining facility in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The oval assay mark includes “Canada Assay Office” in its text. There are no markings on the reverse side of these bars.
These 1 Kilo Silver Johnson Matthey Bars are available to you inside of a shipping box and may come with protective wrapping for the shipping process. Johnson Matthey bars such as these are no longer produced as the company sold its refining assets to Asahi Holdings of Japan in 2015. This included refining facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and Brampton, Ontario, Canada. There was also a St. Catharines’ assay office in Canada formerly owned by Johnson Matthey included in the sale.
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