5 gram gold bar, also called gold bullion or gold ingot, is a quantity of refined metallic gold of any shape that is made by a bar producer meeting standard conditions of manufacture, labeling and record keeping. Larger gold bars that are produced by pouring the molten metal into molds are called ingots. Smaller bars may be manufactured by minting or stamping from appropriately rolled gold sheets.
Based upon how they are manufactured, gold bars are categorized as having been cast or minted, with both differing in their appearance and price. Cast bars are created in a similar method to that of ingots, whereby molten gold is poured into a bar-shaped mold and left to solidify. THe process often leads to malformed bars and uneven surfaces which, although imperfect, make each bar unique. Minted bars are made from gold blanks that have been cut to a required dimension from a flat piece of gold. These are identified by having smooth and even surfaces.
To prevent bars from being counterfeited or stolen, manufacturers have developed ways to verify genuine bars, with the most common way being to brand bars with registered serial numbers or providing a certificate of authenticity. In a recent trend, many refineries would stam serial numbers even on the smallest bars, and the number on the bar should match the number on its accompanying certificate. Minted bars are generally sealed in protective packaging to prevent tampering and keep them from becoming damaged.
Valcambi Suisse is one of the oldest Swiss refineries, well known for its innovative and high quality bars. These striking gold bars are produced with the latest manufacturing standards. Originally founded in 1961 as Valori & Cambi, the company eventually combined with Credit Suisse, thus establishing the name Valcambi Suisse. The Valcambi Suisse 5g Gold Bar is affordable and easily traded due to its weight of 5 grams and a high purity of .9999 fine gold.
The obverse of this 1oz gold bar portrays the Valcambi Suisse logo along with information of its weight, purity and unique serial number. The reverse is engraved “Valcambi Suisse”.
Manufacturer: Valcambi Suisse
Gold Content: .9999
Dimensions 15.2 x 25.3 x 1.6 mm
Gross Weight: 5 gram (.1606 Troy oz.)
Packaging: Original sealed assay card, lots of 25 come in mint issued box