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. Right now, the 10 oz Silver Johnson Matthey Bar is available on Silver.com.
- Secondary Market product.
- Consists of ten troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the Johnson Matthey brand logo.
- Reverse bears either the repeating JM brand logo or may also be blank.
- Guaranteed by Johnson Matthey for weight and purity.
Johnson Matthey products have been popular with precious metal investors for over a century, and more recently, with collectors as well. If you’re looking for an affordable silver bar to start or expand your investment portfolio, the 10 oz Silver Johnson Matthey Bar is the perfect addition.
Each of these silver bars features a simple design, individual serial number, and has a flat, stackable design that makes it easy to store these bars. The 10 oz Silver Johnson Matthey Bar, along with other 10 oz and 1 oz varieties, is the preferred weight for most investors because it is large but not too expensive.
On the obverse face of the 10 oz Silver Johnson Matthey Bar is the image of the JM brand logo, which features the letters “JM” along with a hammer and pickax in a crossed design. Below that are engravings that read “Johnson Matthey,” “Assayers & Refiners,” “Fine Silver 999,” and 10 Ounce Troy.” The bar also has an individual serial number on this face.
The reverse side of the bar might feature one of two possible features. You’ll notice either the repeating use of the JM brand logo, or the back of the bar will be blank. As a secondary market bar, these 10 oz Silver Johnson Matthey Bars might not ship in their original, sealed plastic sleeves and may display minor flaws such as toning or light contact marks.
Johnson Matthey was first formed as an assayer’s office in 1817 by Percival Norton Johnson, and expanded in 1851 with the addition of George Matthey to the business. Since 1852, Johnson Matthey has been an Official Assayer & Refiner to the Bank of England.
As of December 2014, Johnson Matthey is no longer in the precious metals industry. The company sold its silver and gold precious metal refining operations to Asahi Ltd., a Tokyo-based refiner.
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