As Johnson Matthey bullion products are getting harder to find, collectors enjoy showing their collections on video sharing sites like Youtube. The company also minted a series of 1oz silver Freedom Rounds, representing 10 different American freedoms. Into our third century 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of Johnson Matthey. Johnson Matthey was the victim of the infamous Brink’s-Mat robbery that took place near Heathrow Airport in London in 1983.

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Johnson Matthey is a London-based chemicals and precious metals company. The firm became Johnson & Matthey in 1851 after George Matthey joined the firm. In regards to bullion production, Johnson Matthey reached its zenith during the 70s and 80s, producing primarily silver bars in one-ounce, ten-ounce, and up to 100-ounce bars. In regards to bullion production, Johnson Matthey reached its zenith during the 70s and 80s, producing primarily silver bars in one-ounce, ten-ounce, and up to 100-ounce bars. Shown below is a newer version of the Johnson Matthey 10oz silver bar. Here is an example of a Johnson Matthey gold bar below. Below is an example of one of the 1oz silver Freedom Rounds produced by Johnson Matthey in the 1980s. The company has existed for close to two centuries as of this writing, and still retains a precious metals division – though, as noted below, this division is not involved in the production of silver bullion bars currently. The company also minted a series of 1oz silver Freedom Rounds, representing 10 different American freedoms. The company generated a lot of buzz in 2014 when for the first time in decades it produced a run of their famous 10 oz silver bars.

Our technologies are making the planet a cleaner, healthier place and improving people's lives across every continent. The private mint stopped producing its own bars in the 1980s as its other business divisions grew larger, including the production of platinum catalysts for automobiles. Robbers stole more than 3,000 kilograms of Johnson Matthey gold bullion, as well as diamonds and cash totaling more than $113 million, adjusted for inflation. Still, Johnson Matthey gold and silver bullion products are still popular with investors and traders. It once operated a private minting operation producing gold and silver bullion, but in 2015 it sold its precious metals refining division to Asahi Holdings, Inc. Find out more about our 200-year journey. The company also produced gold bullion at certain times. At the time of the acquisition in 2015, Johnson Matthey operated refineries in Salt Lake City and Brampton, Ontario. Vintage Johnson Matthey products are generally considered more valuable when compared to bullion produced by other mints, due to there historical legacy and time-tested quality. Policies, disclosures and position statements. But the world moved on. The company traces its roots back to 1817 when Percival Norton Johnson opened a gold assaying business in London. Here is another video showing a collector unboxing two 100oz silver bars. The company also produced gold bullion at certain times. Four of the six robberies were never convicted and large quantities of the stolen gold have never been officially recovered. Johnson Matthey is one of the most highly regarded private mints of all time. By 1996 it is believed that at least half the gold had been smelted and reintroduced into the legitimate gold market, including back into the reserves of Johnson Matthey. Those are now operated by Asahi Holdings. Johnson Matthey silver bars are also scarcer than bars produced by other mints, which has only served to make them more valuable to collectors. © Copyright GoldAndSilver.org 2012-2020 -. A year later, Asahi Holdings purchased the gold and silver refining business from Johnson Matthey for $186 million. Below is one such video, featuring a collection of rare Johnson Matthey bars. Our technologies are making the planet a cleaner, healthier place and improving people's lives across every continent. Back in 1817 we opened our doors as assayers, testing the purity of precious metals, and the business quickly expanded thanks to the vision and determination of our founders. Finally here is a happy collector sharing a rare Johnson Matthey bar minted in Canada. A year later the firm would become Official Assayer & Refiner for the Bank of England. Johnson Matthey is a British-headquartered chemical company which has occasionally dabbled in the production of silver bullion bars for the international silver market. Back in 1817 we opened our doors as assayers, testing the purity of precious metals, and the business quickly expanded thanks to the vision and determination of our founders.