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1 oz Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan 0.9999 Fine (In Assay)
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This 1oz Gold Bar from PAMP Suisse is 0.9999 fine gold and features the Roman goddess Fortuna. She is known for bringing wealth and bountiful harvests, making her a great symbol for this valuable gold bullion. Each bar comes inside a decorative display container. Order yours today from BullionMax.
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1 gram British Britannia Gold Bar
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Britannia is one of the most iconic symbols of Great Britain, and she appears boldly on this 1 g gold bar from the Royal Mint. The gold bullion bar contains 999.9 fine gold and bears the official seal of the Royal Mint.
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20 g Generic Gold Bar
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20 gram gold bullion bars, just under 2/3 oz each, are a great balance of price and value. We have a number of different 20g gold bars from a variety of LBMA certified Good Delivery refiners, in mint-original assay packaging, in stock and ready to ship…
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1/2 oz Canadian Legal Tender Gold Bars 5-Piece Set (In Assay)
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Guaranteed for their weight and purity by the Royal Canadian Mint, the five individual 1/10 oz., 0.9999 pure gold bullion legal tender bars are secured in a convenient credit-card-sized case. Their fractional size offers an affordable price and greater flexibility than heavier coins or bars when it comes to liquidation and distribution…
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2 1/2 g Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR) Gold Bullion Bar (New w/Assay)
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Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR)’s 2 1/2 gram gold bullion bar packs a ton of value into a tiny package – complete with a tamper-evident assay card…
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5 g The Royal Mint Happy Birthday Gold Bar
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Nothing says Happy birthday! quite like a gift of pure gold, so give them the best with thoughtful gift of enduring value. Beautiful and timeless, this 5 gram Britannia gold bar continues the time-honored tradition of giving gold as a gift. Presented in assay card with decorative sleeve…
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5 g The Royal Mint Henna Gold Bar
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For the first time ever, UK’s Royal Mint has released Britannia gold bullion bars in fractional weights. This 5 gram 0.9999 fine gold bar brings together the time-honoured tradition of the giving of gold, perfect for celebrating a special occasion or festival such as Diwali…
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5 g The Royal Mint Best Wishes Gold Bar
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The timeless allure of gold bars is now affordable and ready to become a gift they’ll never forget! This 5 gram Britannia gold bullion bar combines intrinsic value with the mystique of real gold, the ultimate symbol of wealth and success. Ready for gifting, in assay card with decorative “Best Wishes” sleeve…
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1 g The Royal Mint Happy Birthday Gold Bar
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Nothing says "Happy birthday!" quite like a gift of pure gold, so give them the best with thoughtful gift of enduring value. Beautiful and timeless, this 1 gram Britannia gold bar continues the time-honored tradition of giving gold as a gift. Ready to gift, presented in assay card with decorative sleeve…
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1 g The Royal Mint Henna Gold Bar BU
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For the first time ever, UK’s Royal Mint has released Britannia gold bullion bars in fractional weights. This 1 gram 0.9999 fine gold bar brings together the time-honored tradition of gifting gold, perfect for Dhanteras or as a Diwali gift…
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1 g The Royal Mint “Best Wishes” Gold Bullion Bar in Assay
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The timeless allure of gold bars is now affordable – and makes for an unforgettable gift! This 1 gram Britannia gold bullion bar from UK’s Royal Mint combines intrinsic value with the mystique of real gold, the ultimate symbol of wealth and success. In assay card with decorative “Best Wishes” sleeve, ready for gifting!
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1/2 g Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR) Gold Bullion Bar (New w/Assay)
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Gold has long been considered a valuable precious metal. Used for everything from jewelry to currency, this product offers outstanding opportunities for investment. Gold bars are one of the simplest and most straightforward options for purchasing gold.

Why Would I Buy a Gold Bar?

Gold bars provide many benefits over other types of gold investments:

  • Investment diversity: Investors often purchase gold bars to diversify their portfolios and minimize risk. Historically, gold has had a negative correlation to stocks, bonds and other types of investments. When stocks fall, as in 2008, gold prices stay strong. [5]
  • Low price per ounce: Gold bars cost less per ounce than government minted coins. The premium on gold bars is lower because production is simpler, resulting in fewer machining and labor costs. [1]
  • Easy to store: Gold bars stack easily for convenient and private storage, so you can easily hide your gold wealth. [1]
  • Reliable value: The value of a gold bar is tied directly to the current value of gold. This is different from the value of a gold coin, which is impacted by its numismatic value as a collector's piece. [2]
  • Strength against the U.S. dollar: Though the value of the U.S. dollar has declined, the price of gold nearly tripled from 1998 to 2008 and almost doubled between 2008 and 2012. While the value of American currency may decline, gold tends to retain its worth globally. [5]

What Properties and Characteristics Should I Care About With Gold Bars?

Gold bars are widely available from different dealers. There are several factors that you should consider before you purchase gold bullion.

Type

You can choose between gold bars that are minted and those that are cast. A bar that's minted is punched or cut from a flat piece of gold. Gold bars often have an artistic design and glossy finish.

Cast bars are produced when molten gold is poured into a mold. This process doesn't create the glossy shine seen on minted gold bars. However, many investors find this classic look preferable. [6]

Size

Typically, the per-ounce cost for a bar of gold is lower for larger bars than for smaller ones. If your primary goal is to purchase a large quantity of gold at the lowest price per ounce, purchasing bigger bars is the best approach.

Smaller bars serve you well if you want the option to sell a portion of your gold quickly and easily. You may find it easier to sell a 1-ounce bar of gold than a 10-ounce bar of gold that's far more expensive. [2]

Purity

Gold bars purchased for investment purposes should be at least 99.5% gold. Most mints produce gold bars that are 99.99% pure. The bars also contain small amounts of an alloy such as silver or copper for smelting purposes. [2]

Hallmark

Producers often include a hallmark on their gold bars. This is an identifying stamp that shows where the bar was made. You may find it easier to sell gold with a well-known and respected hallmark such as the Royal Canadian Mint, Johnson Matthey, Asahi or the Perth Mint in Australia.

Dealer

Consider the source of your gold bars carefully. You find gold bars for sale anywhere from eBay to gold vending machines. However, these are not usually the best options. If you purchase gold from a private individual, you don't have any guarantee as to the quality of the product. When it comes to gold vending machines or gold bars sold in shopping centers, you'll find the markup is exceptionally high.

It's best to purchase gold from a reliable and well-known dealer. Check reviews and ratings with third-party agencies such as the Better Business Bureau and Business Consumer Alliance. [6]

What Special Terms Do I Need to Know About Gold Bars?

Understanding a few key terms will help you understand the value of gold and how to make a wise investment in bullion gold bars.

Bullion

Bullion, or ingots, refers to bulk gold or silver that is valued by weight. This is the state that gold is in before it's coined. [2]

Spot Price

Spot price is the current price of an asset. [3] The spot price does not include additional fees associated with the shipping, handling, packaging, transaction, storage or production of the gold. Sellers may also adjust the price of their gold bullion bars in accordance with fluctuations in scarcity or demand. It's important to compare prices when you're deciding where to buy gold ingots. [4]

Troy Ounce

Gold prices are quoted per troy ounce in U.S. dollars. One troy ounce is slightly more than an ounce, equaling 31.1034768 grams. Though a price may say $/oz, it is referring to the troy ounce and not the standard ounce. [4]

Why Buy Gold?

Gold has been referred to as a 'crisis commodity.' When geopolitical tensions rise, the price of gold often rises with them, because investors flock to this safe investment. When confidence in world governments is low, the confidence in the value of gold stays high. [5] Investing in gold is a safe way to balance your portfolio and protect your wealth.

Understanding the basics of how to purchase a gold bar for investment purposes and where to buy gold ingots online will help you make a wise purchase so you can successfully balance your portfolio with the stable value of gold.


Article Sources

1. U.S. Money Reserve. 'Gold Bars vs. Gold Coins,' https://www.usmoneyreserve.com/blog/gold-bars-vs-gold-coins/. Accessed September 23, 2020.

2. Investopedia. 'How Do You Purchase Physical Gold Bars?' https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/072316/how-do-you-purchase-physical-gold-bars.asp. Accessed September 21, 2020.

3. Investopedia. 'Spot Price,' https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/spotprice.asp. Accessed September 21, 2020.

4. U.S. Money Reserve. 'What Does It Mean To Buy Gold at Spot Price,' https://www.usmoneyreserve.com/blog/buy-gold-at-spot-price/. Accessed September 21, 2020.

5. Investopedia. '8 Good Reasons To Own Gold,' https://www.investopedia.com/articles/basics/08/reasons-to-own-gold.asp. Accessed September 21, 2020.

6. U.S. Money Reserve. 'How and Where to Buy Gold Bars,' https://www.usmoneyreserve.com/blog/how-to-buy-gold-bars/. Accessed September 21, 2020.

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