For investors who buy gold, this coveted precious metal is available in a great many designs, styles, and shapes from refineries and mints located around the globe. Whether you’re looking for simple designs on cast bars or intricate imagery found on precision-minted ingots, you’ll find it in gold bars. Today, 1/2 oz Gold Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Bars ship to you inside of protective packaging!
- Each bar features varied designs and styles!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .999 or .9999 fine gold.
- Obverse and reverse design elements are chosen by the mint or refinery of origin.
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to buying 1/2 oz Gold Bars online at Silver.com. Our selection of variable gold bars includes minted ingots, cast bars, and even hand-poured bars that are perfect for investors or collectors. You really can’t go wrong with gold bars as part of your portfolio or collection.
The mint or refinery that produced the 1/2 oz Gold Bar you receive through this Silver.com listing will determine the style and design. Minted ingots are highly refined gold bars that start out as long cast bars which are fed into stamping machines that use computers to precision-cut the bars and stamp intricate designs into them.
On the other end of the spectrum are cast bars and hand-poured bars. Generally speaking, these two bar styles are roughly the same. Both start out as molten gold which is poured into molds. Traditional cast bars are poured by machinery into those molds and then stamped by machines to feature weight, purity, and metal content marks along with an assayer’s mark, in many cases.
Hand-poured gold bars are treated slightly differently. An individual employee of the mint or refinery will control the pouring process to get gold into the molds to shape the bar. As the bar is cooling, an employee will then hand stamp engravings and designs into the bar. The benefit of hand-poured and hand-stamped bars is the uniqueness of appearance, with no two looking exactly the same.
All 1/2 oz Gold Bars available to you here today come from varied mints. Silver.com cannot guarantee you a specific mint of origin, style of bar (minted ingot vs cast), or the design included on the bar’s obverse and reverse sides. Our warehouse team will select a 1/2 oz Gold Bar containing either .999 or .9999 fine gold for you from our selection once your payment has processed.
Please feel free to contact Silver.com with any questions. You can reach out to us on the phone at 888-989-7223, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.