Degussa Goldhandel GmbH, a well known gold bar, bullion coin and numismatic trading company in Germany, is the new Custodian of the Industry Collection.

The Collection, acquired by Degussa in September 2013, will be exhibited in a new museum being planned in Germany.

The company’s Numismatic Division will curate the Collection, replacing Grendon International Research Pty Ltd, which acted as the Curator from 1993 until 2013.

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Industry Information

This section provides information on The Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide over the period, 1993-2013.

N.M. Rothschild & Sons
(Australia) Limited

Custodian 2005-2013
The Perth Mint, Australia

Curator 1993-2013
Grendon International Research
Pty Ltd, Australia

SUPPLEMENTS – The Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide

An Introduction to the Industry Collection: 5-minute video


Summary – (PDF 46kb)

  • World’s largest collection of gold bars.
  • Unique – illustrates gold bars issued since abandonment of the
    Gold Standard in 1971.
  • World renowned within the gold industry.
  • Founded by N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited in 1993.
  • The Perth Mint, Australia – Custodian over the period, 2005-2013.
  • Supported by World Gold Council during period of establishment.
  • Supported by accredited gold refiners from around the world.
  • Well documented.

Industry Collection Representation

Industry Collection

The Industry Collection is the world’s largest collection of gold bars.

1,084 standard, unusual and historical gold bars from 35 countries.

Nigel and Brigida Desebrock, directors of Grendon International Research Pty Ltd (GIR), instigated the Industry Collection, with the support of N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited and the World Gold Council, in 1993.

International Exhibitions

Over a period of 20 years, GIR staged major exhibitions to support the promotion of gold worldwide:

1994    Germany
1994    Singapore
1994    Dubai
1995    Thailand
1995    Brazil
1998    United Kingdom
2001    Canada
2005    USA
2009    Japan

For 10 years (2004-2013), there was a permanent exhibition at The Perth Mint in Australia.