One of the oldest producers of gold and silver precious metals in the world was Johnson Matthey. Originally founded in the 19th century, Johnson Matthey may have recently exited the global precious metals industry, but it still exists within a variety of industries in the modern global economy and its gold bars are still available to investors in the market. Today, the 1 Kilogram Gold Johnson Matthey Bar is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective plastic.
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 fine gold.
- Obverse features engravings of mint logo and identifying markers.
- Reverse left blank on purpose.
In this Silver.com listing you can purchase a 1 Kilo Gold Johnson Matthey Bar. The 1 Kilo weight is among the most popular in gold bars, due in large part to the value of the gold and the affordability at this weight. One Kilogram bars offer a good ratio of gold content to retail price, making them attractive to many investors.
The obverse of each of these Johnson Matthey Gold Bars includes the image of the mint’s logo at the top of the bar. All engravings are arranged vertically from the top to the bottom of the bar’s obverse face. The Johnson Matthey logo is an oval shape and features “Johnson Matthey” around the top and “SLC” around the bottom. The purity of the gold is engraved in the center, with fine gold below the logo. The weight of the bar is engraved along the bottom.
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.
The sale of Johnson Matthey’s precious metals facilities in Canada and the United States was completed in June 2015. Tokyo-based precious metal firm Asai Holdings bought two refining facilities and a laboratory belonging to Johnson Matthey, which means there will no longer be gold or silver bars produced by the British firm.
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