Note: These items are on a slight delay. We expect to ship these by 9/2/2016. Because these items are on delay, your entire order will ship upon their arrival.
Any quantity only $24.99 per oz over spot!
This beautiful Gold bar stands out from most other Kilo Gold bars because it is struck, rather than poured, giving the bar straight edges and a nice, clean finish. This technique also allows for great detail on the recognizable APMEX design.
- Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of .9999 fine Gold.
- Individual bars come in a hard, protective plastic capsule.
- 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.
- Guaranteed by APMEX.
Rare and unique, the kilo bar is a cost-efficient option to build your assets. Add this beautiful Kilo Gold bar to your cart today!
The history of Gold bars
Modern-day Gold bars look very different than what early civilizations knew to be Gold. Gold, like that in a contemporary 1 kilo Gold bar, was first found in placer deposits, from early civilizations to the Gold rushes of the 19th century. Investing in Gold was harder work then. Now we simply watch the Gold spot price and determine when we want to buy, but if you were a prospector, you would pan for Gold, which was the earliest recorded way of mining for Gold. Panning for Gold involves scooping gravel from a deposit using a pan and then agitating it in water, with the Gold sinking to the bottom of the pan.
Why invest in kilo Gold bars?
Investing in Gold can be a good way to balance your investment portfolio, as Precious Metals prices tend to move in the opposite direction of paper investments like stocks and bonds. Buying Gold bars is also thought to be a way to maintain your purchasing power if inflation devalues paper currency, as Gold and Silver have historically maintained their purchasing power during times of economic instability. Buying large Gold bars in particular is a cost-efficient way to add significantly to your Gold holdings in a single purchase. A 1 kilo Gold bar, due to its size, tends to be priced closer to the Gold spot price versus Gold coins or smaller bars.
Buy Gold bars and store them securely for peace of mind.
When investing in Gold in smaller quantities, it can make sense to take delivery and store securely on your own premises. When buying a 1 kilo Gold bar or multiples of smaller bars, many investors start considering a maximum-security storage facility like that provided by Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of APMEX. When storing your Gold bars with Citadel, you will know your Precious Metals are being managed by Brink’s, one of the world’s leading security companies. Included with storage of your Gold bars and other Precious Metals, tracking and management tools allow you to track the value of your holdings calculated based on quantity and Gold spot price.
What if investing in Gold could be achieved by transforming lead into Gold?
Admit it, you would love the ability to transform lead into a 1 kilo Gold bar. Imagine applying the Gold spot price to a supply of Gold only limited by how much lead you had to transform. Alchemists attempted to do this very thing, although Gold bars were not their priority: They also wanted eternal life, a substance to cure any disease and a universal solvent. The first known attempts to create Gold in a lab were in China in the 4th century B.C. and in ancient Greece. These early pioneers of science were greatly invested in Gold in terms of time (sometimes a lifetime), contributing basic lab techniques, theory, terminology and experimental method that formed the basis of much of modern chemistry.