Silver bars are excellent options when it comes to investing in precious metals. While most investors and collectors prefer the 1 oz or 10 oz bars for their affordable prices and lighter weights, the 1 Kilo bar is great for those investors hoping to make a big purchase. Right now, the 1 Kilo Asahi Silver Bar is available from JM Bullion.
- All-new product from Asahi Refining!
- Contains 1 Kilo (32.15 oz) of .999 pure silver.
- Features the Asahi Refining logo.
- Produced at the company’s Salt Lake City refinery.
Asahi Refining is the newest precious metal producer to refine gold and silver for the global marketplace. The company struggled to get its products on the marketplace in 2015 as demand for silver bullion products drove down available supplies.
Johnson Matthey is the previous owner of Asahi’s refining locations, having been bought out by Asahi in 2015. The acquisition was announced in December 2014, and resulted in Asahi taking control of locations in Salt Lake City and Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
On the obverse face of the bar you’ll find the brand logo for Asahi Refining at the top. Organized vertically down the face of the bar, there are additional engravings identifying the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar.
Each of these bars has a rustic appearance and lacks any engravings or markings on the reverse. The bar’s surfaces have a matte finish. Asahi Refining has a rich history in the precious metals industry, even though it is not well known globally.
Asahi Refining completed its purchase of Johnson Matthey assets in the first quarter of 2015. The purchase, valued at $180 million, included Asahi taking control over refining facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah and Brampton, Ontario, Canada. An additional facility in Canada was taken over by Asahi.
Each of these products came from Asahi’s first major production effort, and originated at the Salt Lake City facility.
If you have questions about the products in this listing or any other JM Bullion listings, please feel free to reach out to us. You can contact a JM Bullion associate on the phone at 800-276-6508. We’re also available online using our hosted live web chat or sending your questions in writing to our email address.