Engelhard is a US-based company that has been in the precious metals industry since it was founded over 100 years ago, though it was more recently acquired by German chemicals company, BASF. They produced bars ranging across a number of different weights and have been the number one choice for bars by many investors for a while now. Even though Engelhard no longer exists, their bars are still bought and sold with extreme regularity; enough so that even going out of business has not stopped them from being one of the most trusted names in silver production.
Our Engelhard silver bars come in a variety of different sizes with each bar having more or less the same design. Every Engelhard bar has both the Engelhard name and mintmark present on the front, coupled with the weight and .999 purity indication.
Engelhard was founded in 1902 by Charles Engelhard in Newark, New Jersey. Initially, like many other precious metals producers, Engelhard was a company in the business of smelting and refining platinum for commercial use. Within what seems like the blink of an eye, Engelhard grew to being the world's largest refiner and fabricator of precious metals, including gold, silver, and platinum. Throughout the duration of the 20th century, Engelhard grew and acquired new companies in an effort to expand its number of industries reached and its earnings.
Since Engelhard went out of business, their bars have become understandably more difficult to find despite the demand for them remaining unchanged and even growing. More and more often investors are witnessing precious metals retailers run out of their Engelhard silver bar stock.
Engelhard produced 3 silver bar weights more often than any others over the course of their company's lifetime. The smallest of these bars is the one ounce variety, the largest being the 100 ounce bar. Since larger silver bars are counterfeited more often than any other type, the 100 oz Engelhard silver bars are arguably the most sought after silver bar of that weight. The reason behind this lies within the fact that the general public simply trusts the Engelhard name more than most others.
In the middle of the 1 and 100 oz offering, Engelhard also produced 10 oz silver bars.