Platinum is the leading metal in the Platinum Group Metals with other metals that include the likes of palladium and ruthenium. One of the rarest precious metals, platinum is predominantly found today in South Africa where 80% of the world’s global production originates. Just a few hundred tonnes of platinum are produced each year and its rarity makes it popular for investors in the form of platinum bullion. 50 Gram Platinum Bars can be purchased online at Silver.com in varied conditions.
- Bars ship to you inside of the original packaging or in individual flips!
- Available in varied conditions!
- Offered from various mints!
- Consists of 50 Grams, or 1.6075 Troy ounces, of .999+ fine platinum.
- The obverse and reverse designs can vary.
- Please remember that it is possible to receive bars with the same designs and conditions when you buy more than one.
Most of the world’s native deposits of platinum come from South Africa, a nation responsible for 80% of the world’s production. Platinum can also be found in nickel and copper ores as well. The metal is among the least reactive in the world and is resistant to corrosion, even when exposed to high temperatures. The first report of platinum in Western writings came from Antonio de Ulloa when he wrote of a new metal originating in Columbia. De Ulloa wrote about the metal in 1748.
Platinum also commonly occurs in alluvial sands along the banks of rivers. Pre-Columbian South America was home to some of the oldest artifacts known to exist with platinum in the composition. The indigenous tribes near what is today Esmeraldas, Ecuador, created a wide range of artifacts using a white gold-platinum alloy.
The obverse and reverse designs of 50 Gram Platinum Bars vary by the specific product you receive. There are many types of 50 Gram Platinum Bars available in the market today, though most of the bars are refined as minted ingots. A common example is the 50 Gram Platinum Valcambi Bar. Issued by the private Swiss mint, the bar comes with the Valcambi logo on both the obverse and reverse with the inscriptions of the weight, purity, and metal content on one side. Please note, this is just an example of a platinum bar you could receive.
50 Gram Platinum Bars listed here are available in varied conditions from any mint. The condition of the bars can range from brand-new or like-new to those with light, moderate, or even heavy wear and tear. Silver.com selects all products after your payment has cleared. Please remember that it is possible to receive bars that have the same design, condition, and mint of origin.
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