Element Card & 1 Gram 999.9 Pure Solid Fine Gold Bullion Valcambi Combibar 24K
1 Gram 999.9 Pure Solid Fine Gold Bullion Valcambi Suisse Bar. One black matte Element Card bullion carrying case included. One Element Card decal sticker included. Gold bullion has been traded for a very long time around the world. Gold is used in jewelery, in electronics, in dentistry, and in several other industrial applications. The price of gold is influenced by many different events.
Because gold is a commodity, supply and demand as well as speculation can fuel price changes. Gold is a popular investment when economic times are tough, so gold will tend to rise during periods of economic instability and will tend to fall during times of economic stability. Silver bullion is a very popular choice for investors because of its relative low cost compared to bullion of other precious metals. Along with gold, silver has been used for thousands of years as legal tender and as a way to keep wealth. Speaking broadly, the price of silver generally tends to move in a similar direction as the price of gold.However, much less silver is traded than gold, which can make the silver market much more volatile than the market for gold. There are several factors that can influence the price of silver. Some of these factors include the way the asset is traded. For instance, because the volume for silver trading is low, someone who buys or sells a large amount of silver at one time can impact the price significantly. Silver is a widely used industrial metal. In fact, some experts suggest that over 90 percent of all mined silver has been used and can never be recovered. In addition to several medical supplies, silver is used in electronics and jewelry. Silver bullion is a popular investment throughout any economic period, but it is a popular investment especially when there is an economic downturn. Much like with gold bullion, investors flock to physical precious metals when paper assets become devalued or there is a currency crisis. Silver, much like gold, also provides a hedge against future inflation.
Many people believe that platinum falls when financial markets are struggling because gold and silver become so popular with investors that the demand for platinum lessens. Palladium is another uncommon precious metal that people have started to invest in more recently. Palladium has more industrial uses than platinum does, including potential uses in automobile parts. Speculation based on this industrial demand drove the price of palladium up to record levels soon after the new millenium. Palladium bullion tends to be less liquid than other forms of precious metal bullion because it is a less popular investment and carries higher dealer premiums.Not only are there several metals that bullion can be composed from, but this bullion can take one of several forms as well. In addition to bars of bullion, bullion also comes in coin form and rounds. Bullion bars are a popular investment. Not only are they easy to stack and store, but they can also hold significant amounts of wealth. They can be kept in either a bank safe deposit box or in a safe at home, but one of the downsides to storing bullion at a bank is that it is often uninsured. Bullion bars, depending on the metal, can be found in a wide variety of sizes.
In fact, the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle is recognized by many to be one of the most beautiful coins of all time. Gold coins will come in a variety of weights, including coins larger than an ounce and coins as small as one-tenth of an ounce.While most people think that 24-karat gold is the standard for gold coins and for value, the American Gold Eagle is actually only minted with 22-karat gold out of historical tradition. The American Gold Buffalo is a good option for people who are looking to invest in 24-karat gold coins, and several other countries around the world mint 24-karat gold coins that feature 99.99 percent purity as well, including Canada, Austria, and China. Silver bullion coins are a favorite for collectors and investors alike. Not only is silver a relatively inexpensive precious metal, but many of the coins that are minted are beautiful as well. Many countries mint silver bullion coins, with the United States American Eagle, the Canadian Maple Leaf, and the Australian Kookaburra being some of the most sought after and heavily traded.
Platinum bullion coins come in a few sizes, including one-ounce, one-half-ounce, one-quarter-ounce, and one-tenth-ounce. Not many countries mint platinum coins because of the high cost and difficulty.Much like platinum coins, palladium coins are rarer than gold and silver coins. Two of the most popular palladium coins include the Canadian Maple Leaf and the Chinese Panda. Rounds are shaped like coins, but they cannot be used as legal tender.
Certain minting companies can make custom rounds with special designs printed on them. Most rounds come in weights of one ounce.
- Composition: Gold
- Era: 2010s
- Region of Origin: Switzerland
- Shape: Rectangular
- Precious Metal Content per Unit: 1 g
- Brand/Mint: Valcambi
- Fineness: .999
- Total Precious Metal Content: 1 g
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland