Engelhard Silver Bars have become some of the most highly sought after forms of silver bullion on the market today due to their legacy, purity, quality, scarcity, and numerous variations. Production of Engelhard silver bars ended in the 1980s, but continue to trade on the secondary market due to their collectability. If you’re wondering how you can get your hands on one or more of these collectible ingots, you’ll be happy to discover that Engelhard 100 oz Silver Bars are back in stock and available to buy online now at BGASC.com – one of the largest, fastest, most trusted precious metals dealers in the U.S.
Engelhard 100 oz Silver Bar Variations
Since Engelhard bars haven’t been produced for nearly 2 decades, they are traded as secondary market and the different types and styles of Engelhard bars are acquired at random. We typically see landscape oriented varieties with either cast finish or smooth machined finish, but there are many other varieties to be found including:
- Landscape Oriented
- Vertically Oriented
- Cast Finish (poured)
- Smooth Machined Finish
- Flat Machined Finisih
- Engelhard Logo Hallmark (without “A” triangle)
- Engelhard Logo Hallmark with “A” triangle
- Engelhard “E” Logo
- “Gold Standard Corporation” Hallmark
- Serial Number Prefixes: A, P, S, W, C or no prefix
- And more!
An excellent website to learn about all the different Engelhard variations with photos for reference is AllEngelhard.com
Engelhard Company History
The Engelhard Corporation was established in 1902, and in its prime, became the world’s largest refiner and fabricator of gold, silver, and platinum. The company was started by German immigrant Charles W. Engelhard, Sr. when he purchased the Charles F. Croselmire Company in Newark, New Jersey. He also founded American Platinum Works in 1903 and acquired several other companies in the process. In 1904, he purchased Baker & Co., a platinum smelting and refining business located in Newark and in 1905, he established Hanovia Chemical and Manufacturing Company also in Newark. 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. They also developed liquid gold for decorative applications.
Other Engelhard Divisions
In addition to the precious metals refining, fabricating, and smelting division of Engelhard Industries, the corporation also had a Minerals & Chemicals Division and a physical commodities trading division called Philipp Brothers (later renamed Philbro). Engelhard is credited with developing the first production catalytic converter in 1973. Catalytic-converter-equipped vehicles have helped cut other air pollutants by more than 3 billion tons worldwide between 1975 and 2000; of this 1.5 billion short tons was in the United States.
Engelhard Production Ends
It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly Engelhard ceased production of gold and silver bullion products such as silver bars and gold bars, but it appears to be widely speculated it happened sometime in the mid-1980s. Over the years Engelhard Corporation expanded significantly through growth, acquisitions and joint ventures until May 30, 2006 when Engelhard was taken over by German chemical manufacturer BASF after they bought Engelhard for $5 billion U.S. dollars. Engelhard still prevails as a “household name” to investors of physical gold and silver bullion, and highly regarded in the industry for their strict purity and quality standards.
Buying Engelhard Silver Bars Now
All Engelhard 100 oz Silver Bars are .999+ fine silver and are hallmark stamped with the Engelhard logo, weight, purity, and unique serial number. Each bar has been on its own journey, therefore has developed unique, one-of-a-kind combination of physical characteristics such as surface marks and colorful toning. Visit BGASC.com for more photos and information on buying Engelhard Silver Bars.