There are many manufacturers of silver bars around like Johnson Matthey, Royal Canadian Mint, Pan American Silver or Perth Mint but one of the best names when it comes time to buy silver bars is Engelhard.
Engelhard Corporation was started by Charles Engelhard. Engelhard became the world’s largest refiner and fabricator of platinum metals, gold and silver, a producer of silver and silver alloys in mill forms, operator of the world’s largest precious metals smelter.
In the early 1970s, with inflation eating away at the purchasing power of the dollar, small refiners and mints began turning out .999 fine silver bullion bars to meet the demand of investors who wanted to take delivery of their investments, as opposed to speculating on futures exchanges. By the mid-1970s, demand was robust, and Engelhard Mineral and Chemicals Corporation began producing .999 fine silver bullion bars. Engelhard also minted, until 1988, their now nearly legendary [...]