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.



Gold Investment Bars

Buying and Selling Gold Bars

In recent years, there has been a surge in demand internationally for gold investment bars.

Industry Collection

The Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide

Although GIR established the website as a stand-alone project in 2007, it has been closely associated with The Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide, which is the source of many of the bar photographs.

The Industry Collection was founded in 1993 by N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited as the Custodian and GIR as the Curator. The Collection currently contains over 1,000 bars from 145 manufacturers and issuers in 35 countries.

The Perth Mint acted as the Custodian from 2005 until 2013.

In September 2013, the Collection was acquired by Degussa Goldhandel GmbH, which is planning to construct a gold museum in Frankfurt.