1 gram Gold Bar - APMEX (In TEP Package)
As low as $8.99 per bar over spot!
This Gold bar contains 1 gram of .9999 fine Gold and comes in sealed tamper-evident packaging, which ensures high quality Gold bullion and guarantees that your Gold bar comes in an unaltered, pristine condition.
- Contains 1 gram (.0321 oz) of .9999 fine Gold.
- Individual bars are sealed in tamper-evident packaging.
- Obverse: Beautiful American eagle design common amongst APMEX products featuring 13 small stars to represent the original colonies. This design is shown below the bar’s weight and purity.
- Reverse: APMEX logo and web address.
- The accompanying navy blue card (2 1/2" x 3 1/4") lists the weight and guaranteed purity of the Gold bar.
- Guaranteed by APMEX.
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APMEX has created a process to guarantee that our customers receive only authentic Precious Metals products. TEP Packaging is your symbol of guarantee that these bars were processed straight from mint-sealed boxes, exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.
APMEX individually seals each 1 gram APMEX Gold Bar to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each bar is protected after they are removed directly from the boxes. Each bar is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your bar's finish.
The sealing process seals the bar within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the bar in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 1 gram Gold APMEX Bar in TEP Packaging.
By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the bars you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left the mint. This process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic bar — guaranteed.
The history of Gold bars
Today, Gold, like that found in a 1 gram Gold bar, is known as atomic number 79 on the Periodic Table of Elements, and its Latin name is Aurum, which means “shining dawn.” Buying Gold bars today is influenced by its scientific properties which make it popular for jewelry and industrial products, as well as the fact that Gold has been a currency for thousands of years so it is not like other commodities. Gold was first used as a currency in the form of coins in as early as the 8th century B.C. in Asia Minor, but the coins were electrum, which is a naturally occurring alloy of Gold with at least 20 percent Silver. When buying Gold bars, the actual Gold you are purchasing does not have historical value, but its origins certainly do.
Why invest in 1 gram Gold bullion?
Buying Gold bars is a good way to diversify your investment portfolio. Acquiring Gold bars can balance out your other investments because the price of Gold typically increases in response to factors that can cause the value of stocks and bonds to drop. Although the price of a 1 gram Gold bar can change dramatically and the market is sometimes volatile in the short term, in the long term Gold has maintained its value. This 1 gram Gold bar is a good choice if you want to add to your Gold holdings at a lower price point, with a lower premium over the Gold spot price than some other Gold bullion choices.
Buying Gold bars depends upon grading and confidence in authenticity.
When buying Gold bars available at APMEX, you can be assured of quality, purity and authenticity. Many 1 gram Gold bullion bars come with a card that lists the weight, serial number and guaranteed purity. To determine the purity of Gold bars in ancient times, the Egyptians developed a method called fire assaying around 1500 B.C., in which they took a small sample of the Gold that needed authentication and heated it in a crucible with a sample of lead. Only Gold, like that found in a 1 gram Gold bar, and Silver would remain, as the lead and other base metals would absorb into the crucible. The Silver and Gold would be separated, and the remaining Gold would be weighed and compared to the pre-firing weight.
When you buy Gold bars how does it compare to your Gold jewelry?
When you buy a 1 gram Gold bar, it often contains 1 gram of .9999 fine Gold (or, another way to express this is 999.9 parts of Gold per thousand parts of metal). Gold bars express the Gold content in a very different way than Gold jewelry, which uses karats, derived from the Arabic and Greek words meaning “fruit of the carob tree,” which had seeds used to balance scales belonging to merchants. A 1 gram Gold bar of .9999 fine Gold is equivalent to 24 karats of Gold in jewelry. (There are 24 karats so pure Gold is 24k) When buying Gold bars, it can be helpful to have a reference point in the jewelry you are used to buying: Other popular measures are 14k Gold which equals .585 fine Gold, or 16k Gold which is used for dental Gold and has a purity of .667 fine Gold.