When it comes to investing in precious metals, there’s more to the marketplace than gold and silver coins. Modern investors and collectors have a myriad of options at their disposal, from traditional gold and silver bars to platinum and palladium products that offer immense value in their own right as a result of growing demand. Today, 1 oz Platinum Bars are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Designs vary by mint of origin.
- Refined by many of the most respected facilities in the world.
Platinum’s value as a precious metal investment option stems from two factors. First and foremost, it is an incredibly rare metal in the Earth’s crust. Only a few hundred tonnes of platinum are produced annually from naturally occurring sources in the crust. Additionally, its many uses in modern society stress the available reserves and make it a highly valuable precious metal commodity.
In this Silver.com listing, we’re offering 1 oz Platinum Bars for purchase. The bars in this listing have varying designs based upon the mint which originally refined them. We cannot guarantee the design or mint of origin for the bar you receive. The 1 oz Platinum Bar you receive depends upon availability in our warehouse at the time your order is fulfilled for shipment.
Platinum was first discovered in human use in the tombs and hieroglyphs of the Ancient Egyptians as far back as early 1200 BC, however, it is believed by many scholars that the Egyptians were unaware of platinum’s existence in the gold used in tombs and hieroglyphs.
Pre-Columbian Americans in South America are often credited with the first known use of platinum, producing artifacts with a white gold-platinum alloy. Italian Julius Caesar Scaliger wrote the first European reference to platinum in 1557, speaking of metal items “which no fire nor any Spanish artifice has yet been able to liquefy.” This references the incredibly high corrosion resistance of platinum.
Our selection of 1 oz Platinum Bars includes some of the biggest names in the precious metals industry as producers. Valcambi Suisse is a popular purveyor of platinum. Founded in Balerna, Switzerland as Valori & Cambi in 1961, today it is one of Switzerland’s oldest refineries and has built a global profile.
PAMP Suisse, founded in Ticino, Switzerland in 1977, is another major refiner of platinum. Its popular Fortuna lineup includes platinum precious metal bar options as well.
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