This section offers a concise introduction to the world of gold bars.
It is designed to assist new industry participants and interested members of the public to quickly obtain a basic understanding.
Each sub-section is well illustrated with photographs.
BASIC INFORMATION - About Gold Bars
- Buying and Selling Gold Bars -
A guide and checklist for new investors.
- Accredited Gold Bar Manufacturers -
100 approved refiners and brands listed by associations and exchanges.
- Gold Conversion Tables -
For gram, troy ounce, tola, tael, baht and other units of weight.
- Definitions: Bar Types -
Cast, minted, unwrought, investment and ornamental bars.
- Bar Weights & Purities -
More than 50 different weights and several purities available.
- London Good Delivery Bars -
Historical background, distinctive features and bar specifications.
- Kilobars -
Typical specifications and regional preferences.
- Smaller Cast Bars -
Refers to smaller cast bars in gram, troy ounce, tola, tael and baht weights.
- Minted Bars -
Refers to minted bars in gram, troy ounce, tola, tael and baht weights.
- Diverse Range of Gold Investment Bars -
Standard and unusual bars are grouped into 46 categories.
- Gold Associations & Exchanges -
Refers to "good delivery" bars for the settlement of transactions.
- Thomson Reuters GFMS Statistics -
An introduction to the global gold market with a focus on investment.
- Categories of Gold Bars -
Concise information on 55 categories.
- How Cast Bars are Manufactured -
Manufacturing large, small and flat cast bars.
- Gold Bullion Coins - An International Guide -
Summary information for gold investors.
- Gold Publications
Gold refiners, bars and bullion coin reference books.