Johnson Matthey Gold

Johnson Matthey is one of the most respectable and trustworthy names when it comes to gold, silver, platinum and palladium products. Its long history is the first guarantee of the quality it provides. In 1800's two gold assayers started a business in the domain of jewelry, silverware and cutlery. In time this became one of the world's leaders in the distribution of precious metals.

For investors all over the world this company offers gold bars of various sizes and shapes. They start from the one ounce bar to the one kilo bar. The one weighing one ounce has a very attractive design which makes it become a collectible besides an investment. It has a rectangular shape with rounded corners. In the upper part on the obverse it has the logo of the company engraved on it. The logo is typical for this industry, featuring a sledgehammer and a pitcher crossed in an oval by the initials of the founders. Beneath these, the words Johnson Matthey Assayers and Refiners are written in large letters.

The purity of the material, which is of 9999 for this bar, is also mentioned as well as the weight. Each gold bar has an individual serial number written on it. In this case it is engraved on the obverse. The reverse has a monotonous pattern created by the repeated use of the letters JM, standing by the two traditional tools used in mining for precious metals.

Another bar which draws the attention is the 5 tolas one. It is interesting because of its square shape. The purity of gold used for it is 996 as it is engraved on it. On each side of this bar there is a word from the company's name, creating altogether a letter square. The 50 grams has the same form, but its purity is of 9999.

The most serious investors will enjoy buying the 1 kilo gold bar provided by Johnson Matthey. The major advantage in buying gold of this weight, is that it has a lower premium as compared to the smaller bullions. The design is extremely simple and not very attractive. It consists of an oval where the name of the producer is engraved as well as its purity. The serial number is mentioned at the bottom of this bar.