Asahi Refining

Asahi Refining HeaderJapan-based precious metals recycling company Asahi Holdings was founded in 1952 in the city of Tokyo. The recycling company and refiner historically engaged in the collection, recovery, and refinement of gold, silver, copper, and more. It consistency grew over sixty years to approximately 1,700 employees. Then in March 2015, Asahi Refining acquired Johnson Matthey.

This acquisition of the long-standing company added 340 more employees to their roster and expanded the refining company to more countries including the United States. Asahi Refining became a London Good Delivery refiner. This is a highly-sought after distinction and commercially viable professional and financial grade level standard for gold and silver bars.

Asahi Refining now operates in six countries through its subsidiaries processing: gold, silver, and platinum group metals.  LBMA London Good Delivery and COMEX approves of Asahi Refining’s bars. Their gold and silver bars are approved for holding within an IRA.

Mint Locations

Asahi has refineries in five countries on three continents: Salt Lake City, US, Toronto, Canada, Tokyo, Japan, Mexico City, Mexico, Santiago, Chile. They serve major industries such as: miners, recyclers, bankers, and distributors.

4601 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84120

Asahi Refining’s Claim to Fame

100 ounce Johnson Matthey silver bars are highly-sought after, this reason is none will ever be made again. The new Asahi 100 ounce silver bars look similar with a few key differences – a smoother pour and a less dark polished finish.

Photos of the Mint

Below are some streetview photos of the mint.


Below are some streetview photos of the mint.
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