Platinum bars are the most popular form of platinum bullion available to investors today. While the production of platinum coins has ebbed and flowed since the 1980s, with programs suspended and restarted at varying intervals, platinum bullion bars have been a mainstay. Argor-Heraeus is one of the world’s leading refiners of precious metals, including investment-grade minted ingots trusted by bankers and traders around the globe. Right now, 5 Gram Platinum Argor-Heraeus Bars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside blistercards with tamper-evident seals!
- Features an included assay card!
- Consists of Five Grams, or .1607 Troy ounces, of .9995 fine platinum.
- Argor-Heraeus logo with the weight, purity, and metal content noted on the obverse.
- The mint logo repeats in a simple pattern across the reverse.
Each of the 5 Gram Platinum Argor-Heraeus Bars available in this product listing comes with its own blistercard. The blistercards are sealed with tamper-evident packaging for added security and boast a capsule space to house and protect the bar itself. The packaging of the Argor-Heraeus platinum bars includes an assay card with the matching weight, purity, and metal content noted, as well as a signature from a certified assayer.
Argor-Heraeus is the largest provider of precious metals services in the world. In addition to refining and producing gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bars, it produces precious metal products for the chemical and electrical industries, provides semi-finished products to the jewelry and watchmaking industries, and even offers services in support of the physical trading of precious metals.
For the obverse design element of 5 Gram Platinum Argor-Heraeus Bars, the mint uses a number of inscriptions down the vertical face of the bar. The most prominent of the design elements is the full Argor-Heraeus logo at the top, a circular logo that includes the full name of the mint around a central set of initials for the mint. The weight, purity, and metal content are noted on this side of the bar, as well as an assayer’s mark.
In the reverse design of 5 Gram Platinum Bars from Argor-Heraeus, the design field is much cleaner and boasts a simple pattern. The central piece of the circular logo from the obverse, that of a circle with the “AH” initials, is found on this side of the bar in a repeating pattern that sets the small logos at an angle across the bar.
Platinum is one of Earth’s rarest precious metals. It is often found in alloyed deposits with nickel and copper, though native alluvial deposits of the metal also exist. While there are a handful of major deposits around the globe, the vast majority of platinum production comes from South Africa, which accounts for more than 80% of annual production.
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