Argor-Heraeus Mint

Argor-Heraeus Mint

History of Argor Heraeus

The company was founded as Argor SA in Chiasso in 1951 and, for a time, was owned by the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). In 1999, UBS withdrew and Argor Heraeus management took full control of the company. It has a range of prestigious shareholders, including Commerzbank International SA and the Austrian Mint.

While still under UBS control, Argor Heraeus opened their refinery in Mendrisio. In 1998, the refinery was expanded, and Argor Heraeus operations have grown ever since. In 2004, the mint opened offices in Santiago, Chile and constituted a German affiliate, Argor-Heraeus Deutschland. 2006 saw the constitution of a second affiliate, Argor-Heraeus Italia.

2012 marked the completion of a new ancillary Argor Heraeus plant that enabled the company to double its production. It was also the year that Argor Heraeus set its sights on a commitment to sustainability, installing one of the region’s largest solar panel and electricity generation systems.

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We provide all of our customers with a refund, return and / or exchange on everything we sell including all bullion and certified coins. If for any reason, you have a problem, please feel free to call us. We will always do our best to accommodate you.


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