When it comes to buying platinum bullion, you will find that the market offers a handful of platinum bullion coins and a wider array of platinum bars. You can find platinum bars available in a wide range of weights that go from 1 Gram up to sizes such as 500 Grams. Now, 500 Gram Platinum Bars are available to you for purchase online in varied conditions from Silver.com.
- Bars ship to you in individual plastic bags!
- Available from any mint with various possible designs!
- Offered in varied conditions!
- Consists of 500 Grams, or 16.075 Troy ounces, of .9995 fine platinum.
- On the obverse and reverse are varying designs.
- Please keep in mind you may get bars with matching designs and conditions when buying several.
Platinum is one of the rarer elements in the Earth’s crust. Platinum can occur naturally alongside nickel and copper ores, with some native deposits also found around the world. Most of the world’s platinum comes from South Africa. The nation of South Africa accounts for nearly 80% of the world’s production of platinum.
One of the first discoveries of platinum came from pre-Columbian South America. Native tribes and cultures in the region used platinum in the production of art and artifacts. In the 16th century, platinum was first mentioned in the writers of Antonio de Ulloa and was not investigated further by scientists until 1748.
On the obverse and reverse fields of the 500 Gram Platinum Bars, you will find various designs based on the program of issue and the mint of issue. Platinum bars refined into minted ingots often have intricate design elements and these may appear on both the obverse and reverse fields of the bars, while cast or poured platinum bars often feature only stamped designs that are typically found on just one side. Please keep in mind that the images associated with this listing are for example purposes and do not represent a guarantee of the design you will receive.
These 500 Gram Platinum Bars are available to you with individual plastic bags. The conditions of these bars vary and can include new or like-new bars or include those that have a variety of possible flaws ranging from minor to heavy issues. Silver.com selects all bars at random after your payment clears. We cannot guarantee the design of the bar, the mint of issue, or the condition of the bar in advance. If you buy several, you may receive bars with matching designs and conditions.
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