As low as $39.99 per bar over spot!
These Platinum Bars are an inexpensive way to invest in Platinum bullion, as secondary market bars often provide much lower premiums than their brand-new counterparts while still containing high quality Platinum.
- Contains 1 oz of .999+ fine Platinum.
- Individual bars come in protective plastic flips (assay cards not included).
- Obverse: Varies by manufacturer.
- Reverse: Varies, with weight and purity stamped on each bar.
- These .999+ fine Platinum bars may be perfect or have slight imperfections.
These Secondary Market bars are an ideal choice for investors looking to efficiently add to their Platinum bullion holdings. Add several 1 oz Platinum Bars to your cart today!
Manufacturer and quality of bars you receive will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.
The History of the 1 oz Platinum Bar
Platinum, like in today’s 1 oz Platinum bars, was first used by the indigenous peoples of South America 1,000 years ago as jewelry and then later brought to Europe during the Spanish conquest in the 15th and 16th centuries. Worldwide interest in Platinum bullion investing was sparked by the Arab Oil Embargo in 1975, which sent Precious Metals soaring. Japan was the first to introduce Platinum bars that were small and accessible to individual investors. Platinum did not become a widespread Precious Metals investing option until the 1980s, when Canada and Australia introduced Platinum coins. A 1 oz Platinum bar allows investors to easily acquire and store fine Platinum.
Why Invest in a 1 oz Platinum Bar?
Platinum is a dense, precious gray-white metal sought out by investors in 1 oz Platinum bars, coins or rounds due to its rarity and investment value. This metal, found in Platinum bullion and coins, is the least reactive metal and is resistant to corrosion, even at high temperatures, making it ideal for use in a number of industrial products. Limited supply and multiple industrial uses create demand, an ideal situation in Precious Metals investing. When you buy Platinum bars containing .9995 fine Platinum, you are buying what many consider the most precious of all the Precious Metals.
Just how rare is that 1 oz Platinum bar you want to buy?
Precious Metals investing is fueled by supply and demand. Platinum bullion is an ideal Precious Metal because Platinum has always been in limited supply and there is a demand beyond investment and jewelry production. Platinum, as found in the 1 oz Platinum bar, coin and round selections available at APMEX, is mined in South Africa and Russia, with experts saying Platinum is 15-20 times scarcer than Gold. Investors tend to buy Platinum bars when the Platinum price dips below Gold because typically Platinum prices run higher than Gold prices.
Platinum bars are produced by a limited number of manufacturers.
Producers of the 1 oz Platinum bar are quite limited when compared with the number of manufacturers of Gold and Silver bars. The physical Platinum bullion market is smaller than for physical Gold and Silver, so only the top companies produce this rare Precious Metal. In Precious Metals investing, some of the top producers of Platinum bars are PAMP Suisse, Credit Suisse, Valcambi and Johnson Matthey. When you buy Platinum bars, be assured that all manufacturers featured on APMEX.com have a worldwide reputation for quality.