How to Invest in Gold Ingots

As mentioned before, gold ingots come in many forms, sizes, weights, etc. etc. They are either cast, (melted and poured into a mould) or minted, (gold blanks cut from flat sheets of solid gold.) Generally, most of these ingots are cast, as this takes less effort and is more cost effective.

The larger banks trade in these cast or minted ingots, the most common size is 400 ounces, or 25 pounds and is worth upwards of $300,000 dollars, depending on the market. As these are quite heavy, they generally aren’t moved around too much although ownership changes on a regular basis.

Generally banks are the main purchasers of gold ingots, although the public does purchase them. Perhaps the easiest way to invest in gold ingots, are the newest form, referred to as chip gold. These are small ingots, usually 1-20 grams that are sealed in a package the size of a credit card. These are easy to carry when traveling, and are able to be exchanged for cash almost anywhere in the world that you may go.

Another way to purchase gold ingots is the Swiss gold bars. A one-ounce bar, called a Credit Suisse and another called the ‘Gold Dream’ that are produced by PAMP (Produits Artistiques de Mètaux Prèciex,) a gold refinery located in Switzerland. The Credit Suisse is fully backed by the Credit Suisse Bank of Switzerland; each ingot is 24 karat gold and has the purity and exact weight stamped on each gold ingot. They are sealed for your safety and security.

Also produced by PAMP is the “Gold Dream” made by one of the most well known and trusted gold refineries in the world, this ingot is accredited by the Swiss Federal Bureau for the control of precious metals, The Swiss National Bank, and the London Bullion Market Association. Dealers and traders anywhere in the World accept it.

The following are some of the places to purchase gold ingots:

  • United States Gold Bureau
  • The London Bullion Market Association
  • Goldline International, Inc.