With silver prices still at relative highs for the modern world, silver precious metal products remain as popular as ever. With that popularity, any number of precious metal refining companies are looking to become actively involved in the marketplace. Asahi Refining is the latest to enter the market, and now its 10 oz Asahi Refining Silver Bars have arrived for purchase with JM Bullion.
- This product listing guarantees a serial number between 1 and 1,000! Please note we cannot take requests for specific serial numbers.
- Bars ship to you in individually sealed plastic.
- Contains 10 troy ounces of .999 pure silver.
- Features the Asahi Refining logo on the reverse.
- No engravings or markings on the obverse.
Asahi Refining made a shocking move to purchase the Johnson Matthey precious metal refining operations in North America in late 2014. In a deal announced in December 2014, and effective March 2015, Tokyo-based Asahi paid roughly $162 million (USD) to purchase three facilities from Johnson Matthey.
After more than 150 years in the industry, the British multinational corporation sold its refineries in Salt Lake City, Utah and Brampton, Ontario, Canada to Asahi. The deal also provided Asahi with a support facility in St. Catharines, Canada. The first of the bars released by Asahi were 100 oz and 1 Kilo bars, and now the more popular weights are available.
In this product listing you’ll find the popular 10 oz Asahi Refining Silver Bar. Each of these bars comes from the production of the First 1,000 bars at the Asahi Refining facilities in North America.
On the reverse you’ll find the Asahi Refining logo at the top of the bar, complete with the bar’s purity in the center of the logo. At the bottom of the bar is the individual serial number that identifies this bar as one of the first 1,000 produced in this weight range by Asahi.
After purchasing Johnson Matthey’s operations, Asahi struggled to release a diverse lineup immediately. The global demand for silver cramped supplies, and Asahi was forced to delay the release of many of its planned products.
If you have questions about the products in this listing or other Asahi Refining bars, please feel free to contact JM Bullion. Our team members are available on the phone at 800-276-6508. You can also live chat with us through our online service or send us an email. If you are looking for similar products, check out our selection of 1 Kilo Asahi Silver Bars (Serial Numbers #1-1000).