The United States Assay Office of New York was authorized to issue bars for the U.S. Mint on March 3rd, 1853, the Office began operations on October 10th, 1854. It closed on December 30th, 1982. Extremely rare and considered a piece of American history.
- Contains 5.24 of .9998 fine Gold.
- Individual bars are presented in protective plastic.
- This bar measures 37.5 mm x 25.5 mm x 9.5 mm (1" X 1 1/2" X 1/4").
- Obverse: Features a circular stamp with the words “U.S. Assay Office” – “1968” – “New York” surrounding an eagle spreading its wings presenting a shield holding a branch and arrows.
- Reverse: Displays the purity.
- Sides: One side displays the weight, while the other side displays the melt number.
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Gold bars of this type are extremely rare and very difficult to obtain, which makes for any excellent option for any Gold bar collector looking to add a piece history to their collection. These bars are a part of United States History, which further adds to the rarity and collectible appeal.
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The role of the Assay Offices was to melt, assay and verify bullion deposits for payment. The accumulated bullion was then transferred to one of the United States Mint facilities for production purposes.