Gold Bars

Gold Bars

Gold Bars have been an industry standard for gold bullion investors for many years. The gold bars come in many different sizes and designs. These products generally trade at a low premium relative to gold coins. Most gold bullion bars are recognized by most retirement/IRA accounts and are traded daily.

Types of Gold Bars

When looking to invest in gold bars, it will become evident that there are different ways a gold bar is produced, thus, affecting its overall appearance and aesthetic. Cast gold bars are a refinery's way of large mass producing in a short amount of time and meeting the demand in the market. Gold is melted into a large tank then poured into molds to cool down. For extremely efficient cooling, these molds are sometimes plunged into cold water. A cast gold bar's appearance is going to be more rounded and not as rigid as minted ingots.

Minted ingots are the other type of gold bar. The fabrication of these bars is a more complicated process and resulting in a much more refined product. Large cast bars are fed into a stamping press that is digitally maneuvered and will cut the bars into the size/weight that is programmed. This technique lends to the minted ingots' smooth surface and well-defined edges. Minted ingots are also sealed in protective packaging and an assay card that reflects the bar's purity, weight, and metal content.

Incremental Sizes

One popular aspect, of investing in gold bars, is the options in sizing. Being able to select from multiple increments allows more freedom for investors and their financial goals. The most popular sizes sold are the 1 oz gold bars and the 10 oz gold bars. Coins and bars have many differences but one commonality they share is: the smaller the size, the higher the premium when investing.

Unlike coins, gold bars' weights are mainly discussed in grams rather than ounces, due to the variety of sizing. It is also important to note that there are 31.103 troy grams in a troy ounce of gold. Gold coins also have smaller weights but are measured in troy ounces instead. We have listed some of the common weights offered below.

  • 1/2 gram
  • 5 grams
  • 10 grams
  • 20 grams
  • 25 grams
  • 50 grams
  • 100 grams
  • 1 oz
  • 5 oz
  • 10 oz
  • 1 kilo

Manufacturers & Designs

We have the honor of selling gold bullion bars from all over the world. Although gold bars' value is solely intrinsic and based off of the market value of gold, the options of brands offered is limitless. We have rounded up some of the most popular designs and manufacturers below for your convenience.

  • Pamp Suisse- Perhaps the most popular brand we sell, Pamp Suisse's headquarters are in Switzerland and they provide their outstanding products all over the world. Pamp Suisse produces mostly minted ingots with brilliant visual finishes that are protected in their sealed packaging with the assay card included. This refinery offers several intricate designs but the most popular is their iconic design of Lady Fortuna. Although Pamp Suisse's attention to detail is spot on for gold bars, their 100 gram hand poured gold bars reign as the most popular product we sell from them. Pamp Suisse's range of bars produced begin at 1 gram and continue up to 10 ounces of gold!
  • Perth Mint- Like their namesake, the Perth Mint is located in Perth, Australia. Their gold bars boast of the country's infamous outback and wildlife. The Perth Mint only makes minted ingots that include a swan on the front and the beloved kangaroos on the back. The gold bars contain sharp edges and the bar itself comes in tamper-proof packaging with the assay card. The Perth Mint's 1 oz bar reigns as one of the most popular product we sell.
  • Royal Canadian Mint- Among the few sovereign mints that also produce gold bullion bars. Investors flock to anything made at RCM, due to their .99999 purity of their entire bullion lines, both gold and silver.
  • Valcambi CombiBar: Amazing investors since their release of the 50 gram solid gold bar that can be split into individual grams of gold. This bar brought a new meaning to investing in larger bars of gold and giving the investor flexibility. The Swiss-based refinery guarantees no gold is lost once the smaller bars are split.
  • Sunshine Mint- A refinery on American soil, the Sunshine Mint features an eagle on its .999 1 oz gold bars. We usually include the Sunshine Mint in our popular Random Manufacturer 1 oz gold bar offerings.
  • Credit Suisse- A brand most gold investors are more than familiar with since the company is one of the oldest precious metals refinery in the world.
  • Random Manufacturer- Although brand names are at the top of most gold buyers' lists, we offer our customers the option of investing in gold for much lower premiums. Our Random Manufacturer option is mainly offered concerning 1 oz gold bars and if an investor decides to take advantage of the lower cost, what they receive is a gold bar with .9999 purity that may or may not come in an assay card.

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