Large gold bars – 250 grams, 500 grams & 1 kilo with explanation of mint marks

Large gold bars – 250 grams, 500 grams & 1 kilo with explanation of mint marks


Hello. I’m going to talk about gold bars and in particular
the largest gold bars that are available in retail market. Those are 250 gram gold bars, 500 gram gold
bars and 1 kilo gold bars. Those gold bars fall in the price range between
10 thousand and 50 thousand US dollars. So, if you decide to invest somewhere between
50 and 500 thousand dollars, those are the gold bars of your choice. All of the major mints in the world produce
gold bars of these sizes. So, when you purchase them, you will have
variety of choices. I’m showing you here 250 and 500 gram gold
bars produced by Austrian mint Münze Österreich as well as 1 kilo goldbar produced by Swiss
Argor Heraeus mint. But if you choose gold bars of other major
producers like PAMP Suisse, Valcambi, Johnson Matthey, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint,
Credit Suisse or some other major producer, you won’t go amiss. Be aware, however, that gold bars of different
producers look differently, which means they vary in dimensions: in length, width and depth. So, the gold bars that you are going to purchase,
although the same weight, may look slightly different than those that I’m showing you. Now let’s see what are the markings on a typical
gold bar. Markings are always present on a gold bar
regardless of who produces it. So, it is good to know what those markings
actually mean. Often the most prominent marking on a gold
bar is producer’s logo or a trademark. On my gold bar here, that logo and the trademark
is at the very top of the front side of gold bar. Another important marking on a gold bar is
weight and fineness.They are impressed together, next to each other. In the case of gold bars that I’m presenting
here – 250 grams Fine Gold 999.9, as well as 500 gram 999.9 and 1 kilo – is printed
in the middle of the gold bar. That means that gold bar contains certain
number of grams of pure gold. It also shows that gold bar is produced out
of gold that has been refined to 99.99 percent. That is one of the finest purities that can
be technically achieved. So, if you have gold bar of that purity, you
are perfectly fine. Also, I don’t recommend that you purchase
gold bars that are less than 99.5 percent pure, because in many countries those bars
are not considered investment vehicles. Another common feature on gold bars is serial
number. This number is unique, which means that every
gold bar that is produced has a different one. Some producers, however, do not imprint serial
numbers on gold bars of smaller denominations. But 250 grams, 500 grams and 1 kilo almost
always have a unique serial number. My gold bars that I’m showing you have another
mark, and that is melter & assayer mark. That mark signifies where the gold bar was actually
produced. So, for example, Münze Österreich gold bar
was produced in Argor Heraeus mint in Switzerland. That is because Argor Heraeus mint has certain
certifications which allow gold bars to be readily sold around the globe. Thus many producers decide to mint their gold
bars in duly certified mints. On gold bars produced in Europe we can often
find Argor Heraeus and Valcambi mint marks. They are marks of trustworthiness and reliability. Thank you for watching this video. Please, like it, share it and subscribe to
our channel and we’ll be happy to make more videos like this. If you want to purchase gold bars like those
presented in this video, please, visit the web page on the screen and you will see the
list of trustworthy and reliable gold and silver bullion dealers around the globe that
we recommend. Thank you and goodbye!

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