Gold buyers have a new option in North America courtesy of Istanbul Gold Refinery. This Turkish refiner has been producing 1000 Gram cast bars since 2002 and minted ingots since 2004. Its latest minted gold bars are available with the highest levels of purity and a tamper-evident package. The 1 Gram Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bar is currently available to you now for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Bars ship to you in IGR tamper-evident packages!
- Assay cards include security features to deter counterfeiting!
- Consists of One Gram, or .032 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine gold.
- The IGR initials and logo are found on the bar’s obverse.
- A repeating design of the IGR initials appears on the bar’s reverse.
The Istanbul Gold Refinery was formed in 1996 and produced its first gold bars in 2002. The 1000 Gram cast gold bar was its first product and included .995 metal purity originally. The production of minted ingots began in 2004 with .995 pure gold bars in weights including weights ranging from 1 Gram to 100 Grams.
Today, Istanbul Gold Refinery has increased its production capacity and purity of its gold, as well as the variety of bars available to purchase. The 1 Gram Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bar is one of many weights that include 1/2 Gram, 2.5 Grams, 5 Grams, 10 Grams, 20 Grams, 50 Grams, 100 Grams, and even a 1 Troy oz gold bar. Each bar contains .9999 fine gold content and new seven-digit serial numbers.
On the obverse of 1 Gram Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Bars feature the initials of “IGR” at the top of the bar’s design field. Arranged vertically from top to bottom, you’ll also find the weight, metal content, and purity of the bar. The Istanbul Gold Refinery’s logo, an oval with “IGR” in the center and “Istanbul Gold Refinery Melter & Assayer” around it. The bottom of the design field features the new seven-digit serial number which is unique to each bar.
The reverse of the 1 Gram Istanbul Gold Refinery gold bars includes the repeating pattern of the refinery’s “IGR” initials. The included assay card that comes with your purchase features the refinery logo, bar weight, and metal content on its obverse side. The reverse side of the assay cards features the serial number, metal fineness, and metal weight.
Also included on the assay’s reverse are three security features. The certified assayer’s signature is included along with an IGR hologram logo visible to the naked eye. There are also two security features not visible to the naked eye, which appear only under a UV light.
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