There’s nothing more attractive to precious metal investors than a silver bar in a 1 oz or 10 oz weight, especially if it comes from a brand that has more than 150 years of experience dealing in gold and silver bars.
These Johnson Matthey bars contain 10 troy oz of .999 pure silver and comes from the secondary market. Bars from the secondary market may or may not ship in their sealed, original packaging. It is also possible that the bars display differing levels of toning than a new bar or feature light contact marks.
On the obverse face of the bar you’ll find the original Johnson Matthey logo, which features the initials “JM” and the hammer and pickax logo. Below that image, you’ll find additional engravings of the company name, the metal content, purity, and weight of the bar. Each bar has an individual serial number engraved along the bottom as well.
The reverse side of the 10 oz Johnson Matthey Silver Bar features only the repeating image of the Johnson Matthey logo, as described above
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. As a result, these 10 oz Johnson Matthey Silver Bars are some of the few remaining JM products available for purchase on the market.