These 5-gram gold bars are the second-smallest gold bars available from Australia’s Perth Mint (only the 1 gram gold bar is smaller). In keeping with LBMA Good Delivery standards, each bar is inscribed with Perth Mint’s swan logo on the obverse side, along with weight and gold purity. The reverse features the silhouette of a kangaroo adorning the flat gold surface of the bar in a repeating, eye-catching pattern. A raised outer lip adds character to the bar, and a matte finish gives a frosted sheen to both sides.
Each 5 gram Perth Mint gold bar is made of 0.9999 fine gold and sealed in a protective blister pack attached to an assay card containing technical specifications. If the airtight blister pack is breached, the word “VOID” is displayed on the edges. This ingenious tamper-proof design makes it easy to verify that a bar is in mint condition and has not been tampered with or altered. This guarantees the authenticity and makes the appraisal process for resale straightforward.
Due to the smaller size of these bars, trading or bartering in more precise measurements is possible. These bars represent highly flexible investments in gold. Many investors vary their holdings with larger and smaller bars and coins to diversify their precious metals collection. This diversification is smart because it helps hedge against losses in value of any one particular bar or coin.
The manufacturing process for each bar and the lower weight means 5 g bars come at a higher premium over the spot price of gold than larger bars. Production costs are about the same for each bar regardless of size, and therefore production costs increase as a percentage of overall price as the size of the gold bar decreases.
Investors can purchase these bars for a precious metals IRA, allowing you to save for your retirement while investing in a physical, tangible asset not stored on a computer system. You’ll have ownership rights to each of your gold bars and may choose to store them, view them, and handle them yourself as you wish. Your bars cannot be hacked or erased, nor are they subject to the “tracking errors” that occur when the price of paper-based gold and spot gold diverge. As the saying goes, possession is indeed 9/10ths of the law.
If you want to invest in physical precious metals, Perth Mint’s 5-gram gold bar offers a good balance of affordability and flexibility. This size also makes a substantial gift for loved ones who don’t quite deserve a 10 gram or 1-ounce gold bar.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is a respected sovereign mint since 1899. It’s actually two years older than the Federation of Australia itself. Australia is a gold-producing nation and Perth Mint has exceptional environmental sustainability policies in place to ensure both the land and the culture of Australia benefit from its operations.
Perth Mint is accredited as a Good Delivery List refiner by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). The LBMA is a group of bullion banks and refiners that play a significant role in the standards and trading practices seen in the gold market today. Accreditation on the Good Delivery list is a seal of approval recognized throughout the world.
- A small weight suitable for both bartering situations and diversification opportunities
- 5 grams of 0.9999 fine gold by one of the world’s most respected gold mints
- Accredited on the LBMA Good Delivery list, an important seal of approval granting trust and demand for these bars
- Housed in a tamper-evident blister pack complete with assay information for a smooth appraisal process
- Eligible for purchase in a precious metal IRA