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About Engelhard Mint

Engelhard refinery is a well-known and easily recognizable name among savvy investors and collectors. The company was founded by Charles Engelhard over 100 years ago. During these years, the company specialized in melting and refining precious metals and became a valuable manufacturer of high-quality platinum, gold, and silver bullion. In 2006, Engelhard, considered as being the world’s largest refinery of precious metals, became the subsidiary of the German manufacturer BASF.

Engelhard silver bullion, like bars and rounds, as well as Engelhard gold bars and rounds, are very desired by bullion enthusiasts, especially after the merger deal was closed. Aside from manufacturing precious metals, the company also performed mineral, chemical, and pigment manufacturing. Engelhard is also famous for creating the first catalytic converters sold to Ford Motor Company in 1973. For its interest in environmental protection, in 2004, Engelhard Mint received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its outstanding organic Right fit pigments.

The History of Engelhard Mint

The Engelhard Mint has an impressive history with over 100-years of experience in manufacturing precious metals. When Charles Engelhard left Germany and came to the United States of America in the 19th century, he started working for a platinum marketer. In 1902, he became an entrepreneur and founded his own company specialized in melting and refining platinum in Newark, New Jersey, and was primarily used in the jewelry and dental industries. The mint went on to research alternate industrial uses for platinum, specifically its property of being a chemical catalyst.

Thanks to his efforts, Engelhard Industries quickly became a huge and reputable company in the precious metals industry by the late 1950s. Its main competitor during that time was Johnson Matthey Mint, today the subsidiary of Asahi Refining. During the 20th century, Engelhard expanded its industrial reach and profits through acquiring new viable companies. Due to its innovative approach in fabricating gold and silver worth of millions of dollars, along with its excellent leadership and savvy mergers, Engelhard Mint has emerged as a notorious name on the market. In 2006, this remarkable company was acquired for about $5 billion by the German company BASF.

Engelhard Mint Bullion

The Engelhard Mint manufactured a wide range of gold, silver, and platinum bars and rounds of various designs and sizes. Their bullion products are very sought-after by investors and collectors all over the world because of their precise stamping which acts as an anti-fraud measure, assuring the bullion’s weight, purity, and authenticity. Each Engelhard silver bar has on its obverse its name and mintmark inscription, weight and purity mark, and is usually available in 3 weight options of 1 oz., 10 oz. and 100 oz. Some Engelhard hand-poured silver bars are very rare, being sold with a higher premium and are exclusively desired by passionate collectors. Their most famous silver bullion is the Engelhard Prospector Round, composed of 1 oz. of fine silver and depicting the image of a miner who is panning for treasure in a river, on its obverse side, and a powerful image of an eagle along with the “E” initial on its reverse side. Due to the fact that Engelhard stopped producing its bullion products even before the BASF takeover, their bullion became more difficult to attain, and the demand for it is constantly increasing as more retailers are running out of their Engelhard bullion stocks. This is why their prices are notably higher than those established for other items of similar weights.

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