If you buy gold bars, you’ll find there are a number of options available. Gold is refined into cast bars and minted ingots by refineries both in the United States and around the globe to meet the demand among investors for this coveted metal. Today, 1/2 Gram Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a tamper-evident protective package!
- Assay cards include anti-counterfeiting security measures!
- Consists of One-Half Gram, or .01607 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine gold.
- The obverse face of the bars includes various engravings of the Istanbul Gold Refinery.
- On the reverse side of the bar is a repeating image of the IGR initials.
Istanbul Gold Refinery is a precious metal manufacturer in Istanbul, Turkey supported by the government of Turkey, the Turkish Treasury, and the Istanbul Gold Exchange. IGR gold bars were the first in Turkey refined to .9999 fine gold content.
All of the 1/2 Gram Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bars ship to you with an assay card and a tamper-evident package. The packaging protects the bar and ensures you notice immediately if attempts to alter the bar have occurred before arrival. The assay card on the packaging features security elements aimed at combating counterfeiting. These features include two security marks which appear only under UV light and a hologram of the IGR logo at the bottom of the assay’s reverse.
On the obverse of 1/2 Gram Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bars is the engraving of the refinery’s initials “IGR” at the top. This is accompanied by the weight, metal content, and purity as “0.5 G, Fine Gold, 999.9.” Below this are engravings of the refinery logo and the individual serial number for the bar, which consists of seven digits.
The reverse face of the Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bars features a simple design. The initials for the refinery, “IGR,” are engraved in a repeating pattern across the reverse side. The initials are set on a 45-degree angle and cover the entire reverse of the bar.
Istanbul Gold Refinery was opened in 1996 and is a part of IGR Global. The company includes the Istanbul Gold Refinery production site, offices in Spain, Germany, and the Americas, and distribution of its gold across Turkey and the Middle East.
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