One of the worlds largest refiners of gold bars is one that actually has less notoriety among some investors than its native competitors. While most are familiar with Swiss refiners such as PAMP Suisse, Credit Suisse, Valcambi, and others, Argor Heraeus remains a global force in the precious metals industry despite a lack of name-brand awareness.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Obverse features the refinery logo and identifying inscriptions.
- Reverse bears a repeating pattern of the Argor Heraeus logo.
Buying gold bars has long been a popular choice among those who dont trust stock markets to protect their wealth. As stocks rise and fall in value over the course of time, gold and other precious metals have shown stable gains that rise modestly with time. When markets melt down, precious metals are viewed as a safe haven that can protect wealth against loss.
Products such as the 1 oz Argor Heraeus Gold Bar are a prime example of the type of precious metal bars investors seek out. The 1 Troy oz weight is a staple of the precious metals landscape, offering affordability and easy-to-store sizing that works for just about every investor.
Argor Heraeus is older than almost all of its Swiss compatriots, with the exception of Credit Suisse. The company that is today known as Argor Heraeus was originally founded in the Swiss Canton of Ticino, in Chiasso, in 1951 as the Argor SA refinery. Today, Argor refines between 350 and 400 tonnes of gold annually.
On the obverse of these 1 oz Argor Heraeus Gold Bars are the company logo. At the top of the design field is a circle with the words Argor Heraeus SA engraved around its outermost rim. In the innermost region of the circle, youll find the AH initials of the refinery. Other inscriptions on this side include Switzerland, along with the weight, metal content, and purity of the bar. Youll also notice an assayers mark at the bottom with a unique serial number in a 6-number coding system.
The reverse of the Argor Heraeus Gold Bars features a simple design concept. The companys AH initials are set within a circle and stamped in a repeating pattern on this side. The pattern of company logos is set at a 45-degree angle across the bars surface.