5 oz JBR Silver Bars are available to you for purchase online from GoldClub Direct. Located in the market town of West Bromwich, United Kingdom, JBR Recovery Ltd. offers responsibly sourced and recycled bullion to investors. JBR has become one of the top users of secondary and waste sources for silver, largely targeting the photographic industry.
These silver bars arrive to our vaults and ship in new condition.
The refining process is quite interesting:
The refinery receives the 98%+ silver doré (semi-pure) bars from the cupel – a shallow, porous container in which gold or silver can be refined or assayed by melting with a blast of hot air which oxidizes lead or other base metals – and utilizes a number of moebius cells to convert the doré to 99.99% silver.
The cells contain titanium mesh baskets, which act as the anode, into which the bars are placed. The baskets are submersed in an acidified silver nitrate electrolyte. A dc current is applied which causes the silver ions to migrate and deposit as crystals of silver on the cathodes.
The crystals are detached from the cathode by periodic automatic mechanical scraping, removed from the cells and are then washed in de-ionized water and dried.
Gold and platinum group metals in the form of anode slimes, are collected in fabric bags, and these are dried, milled and sampled and subsequently refined in a separate process.
The silver crystals are melted and cast into 1000 Troy ounce 99.9% silver ‘Good Delivery’ bars.
The obverse of 5 oz JBR Silver Bars is designed with the company’s oval-shaped logo and markings of the identifying features of weight, metal content, and purity noted at the bottom.
The reverse 5 oz JBR Silver Bars is an ode to the culture of Great Britain. Striking iconic British images adorn this side, such as the Tower Bridge and the English Crown Jewels, the latter of which is considered to be the most resplendent and famous of the nation’s treasures. Other recognizable symbols include tea cups and pots, the Queen’s Guard, soccer balls, and various lions which can be found on coats of arms across the country, originating from King Richard I’s reign.