Silver is one of the most coveted precious metals for both investors and collectors. More affordable than gold, but offering the same value as a mode of investment or beautiful piece in a personal collection, silver bars have long been used to protect personal wealth against external factors. Right now, the 100 oz Johnson Matthey Pressed Silver Bar is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives 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.
Pressed silver bars such as the 100 oz Johnson Matthey Pressed Silver Bar are produced in a vastly different process than that of poured bars. The production of poured bars involves the use and manipulation of molten metals, but pressed bars start out as silver blanks.
Each 100 oz Johnson Matthey Pressed Silver Bar 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 Johnson Matthey Pressed Silver 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 Johnson Matthey 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.
Johnson Matthey was one of the precious metal industry’s most trusted names. Founded in the 1817 by Percival Norton Johnson, the company was originally a gold assayer’s firm and grew to become the Official Assayer and Refiner to the Bank of England shortly after George Matthey joined hte business in 1851.
Today though, Johnson Matthey has exited the precious metals industry, selling its North American refining assets to Tokyo-based Asahi Metals. You won’t find new Johnson Matthey products on the market anymore, making these 100 oz Johnson Matthey Pressed Silver Bars a unique opportunity.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion customer service associates are available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.