1 oz Gold Bar
Small gold bars such as the 1 ounce 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: 1 oz
- Minimum Gross Weight: 1 oz
- Purity: 0.9999
1 Ounce Gold Bars are among the most popular precious metal products for investors. Gold itself is central to most investment portfolios and gold bars the most ubiquitous form of the commodity. Sometimes referred to as an ingot, gold bars are typically highly refined, with the more renowned mints producing gold of extremely great purity (24 carats or 99.9% pure gold).
1 ounce gold bars are among the smallest of the standardised weights, which offers some advantages and disadvantages from the larger products. Large bars are used as a method of trading more than the smaller weights due to the fact that premiums (the cost added on by traders and the like) are lower when traded this way. Smaller weights, instead, provide an affordable way for investors to diversify their portfolio, providing their investment some degree of insurance from market fluctuations.
Gold bars are one of the most valuable investment commodities on the planet and, as a result, even smaller weights than the 1 ounce gold bar are produced by the world’s largest mints. Most commonly, the 1/2 ounce gold bars are the lowest value product, as is produced by the world-renowned Perth Mint, but some private and highly regarded mints also produce 1/4 ounce and even 1/10 ounce products.
Gold bars are more subject to forgeries than gold bullion coins. This is partly due to the fact that they are easier to forge and there are more private mints involved in producing them (as opposed to coins which are largely produced by government mints). Furthermore, smaller weights, such as the 1 ounce gold bar, are not stamped with serial numbers as a security feature, as is the case for those products over 250g. It is therefore essential that gold bars are purchased from respected vendors, such as goldinvestments.co.uk, which has decades experience in the field.