Gold bars are and have been a viable investment vehicle for all types of investors. Ranging in size from extremely small to incredibly large, gold bars can be used to supplement an existing investment while at the same time being valuable enough to constitute a substantial investment by themselves. PAMP Suisse is one of the most popular gold bar-producing mints and while they are based out of Switzerland, their products are sought after all over the world.
One of PAMP’s smallest gold bar offerings is the 1 gram variety. 1 gram bars are great for beginning investors and are often given as gifts in an effort to inspire an awareness about the benefits of investing in precious metals. The finer details of the 1 gram PAMP Suisse gold bar will be discussed below.
Design and Features
The first thing that you will notice about the 1 gram PAMP Suisse gold bar is that it is incredibly small. By itself, the bar is only a little bit larger than a cell phone’s sim card. The front side of the bar features PAMP’s mintmark while the reverse side contains the .9999 purity, the 1 gram weight, and a unique serial number.
The serial number, which is verifiable with PAMP, is a feature used to protect investors against counterfeits. Because this 1 gram bar is so small, it comes in a protective plastic case attached to an assay card. An assay card is in addition to the unique serial number and is simply another way of both protecting the bar from damage as well as ensuring its authenticity.
Packaging and Purity
Even though your 1 gram PAMP Suisse gold bar is protected by protective plastic assay, we take its protection one step further by wrapping the bar in bubble wrap and placing it into a heavy plastic bag. We strive to not only have your purchases reach your hands in the same condition which they left ours, but we also do our best to ship each and every piece of bullion as quickly and discreetly as possible.
The purity of a gold bar is the best, and sometimes only, way of determining the bar’s worth. The purity of a bar is a simple way of explaining how much of it is comprised of pure gold relative to its total make-up. The PAMP Suisse 1 gram gold bar has a purity of .9999, which is saying that the bar is made of 99.99% pure gold. Though this is a standard level of purity for gold bullion, it is also quite high as well.
PAMP Suisse was founded in 1977 in a small town in Switzerland named Ticino. When the company was first founded its main focus lied solely within the production and fabrication of gold. After a few years, however, PAMP’s owners realized that it could both boost its profits and expand its presence in the bullion marketplace if it offered silver and platinum bullion products as well. Now, not only is PAMP well known for their gold, but more and more regularly you will find silver and platinum PAMP products as well.
There is no saying how huge PAMP will grow to be, but if the past is any indication of the future, things are looking up for this Swiss mint.