Each of these 1 oz Asahi Refining Gold Bars is a brand-new product from the Japanese company. The bars are safely sealed in plastic and surrounded by packaging that includes the Asahi Refining brand. Included with each of these bars is an assay card that verifies the serial number of the individual bar.
On the obverse of the bar you’ll find a variety of different engravings. At the very top of the bar is the Asahi Refining logo, followed by the bar’s metal content, purity, and weight in Troy ounces. At the bottom there is a nameplate that features the individual serial number of the bar.
The reverse of each 1 oz Asahi Refining Gold Bar has a simple, repeating pattern set at a 45-degree angle. This image features the stylized letters “A” and “R” are featured melded together as one.
Asahi Refining is a new branch of the Asahi Company based in Tokyo, Japan. Asahi was founded in 1952, and largely procured and refined precious metals through the recycling of other products. Asahi bought the former Johnson Matthey refineries in North America as the British multinational company exited the precious metals industry after more than 150 years of operation.