By the mid-1980s Engelhard ceased production of silver bullion products. However, because of the huge quantities of silver bars turned out in the 1970s and 1980s, Engelhard silver bars silver bars usually are available today. Yet, during periods of strong silver buying, sometimes Engelhard silver bars become scarce.
Engelhard Corporation is a former Fortune 500 company headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. It is credited with developing the first production catalytic converter. In 2006, BASF bought Engelhard for $5 billion.