250g Gold Bar (LBMA)
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Small gold bars such as the 250 gram bar are one of the most popular ways to buy gold.
All our gold bars are from London Bullion Market Association approved refiners.
- Gold Content: 8.0372 oz
- Minimum Gross Weight: 50 g
- Purity: 0.9999
The 250g gold bar is a widespread and valuable gold product for investors in fine gold. The Royal Mint is one of the main manufacturers of the 250g gold bar, although others, such as the Emirates Gold, also produce it. The 250g weight is towards the larger end of the standardised weights, 1kg being the largest, and as such it tends to be popular with those who have a larger budget and precious metal portfolio.
Gold bars have a rich and varied history throughout the world, with bars of sorts (they were likely little more than nuggets), being mentioned as early as 4,000BC in ancient Egypt. In fact, some hieroglyphics referred to gold as ubiquitous as desert sand. It was during this era that the Egyptians began using techniques to smelt gold that are still utilised in jewellery making to this day.
Gold bars a long history of forgery and fakery associated with them, however, and security features have had to be implemented throughout the ages. In the modern era, security numbers are stamped on the more valuable bars, which begin at 250g. Some bars have a holographic image inserted, known as a Kinegram, to ensure authenticity. These bars are called Kinebars and are at the cutting edge of security features for precious metal items.
Unlike gold bullion coins, which are produced, minted and verified by governmental facilities, gold bars can be from untrustworthy sources. Although some private mints produce products of high purity, it is essential that they are bought from reputable sources. All goldinvestments.co.uk products are from London Bullion Market Association approved refineries and we have a wealth of experience in the field. We are also happy to provide expert assistance from out London based office and well received customer service department.