Bullion is a term used to describe any item made of precious metals, like gold and silver. Gold bullion normally comes in the form of ingots, bars, rounds, and coins. There are many different types of gold bullion that you can purchase for those interested in owning large sums of the precious metal to those interested in unique designs. On top of being a great alternative to fiat currency, many different gold bullions also act as collectable sets and works of art to show off or collect. Completely independent from fiat currencies, gold bars, gold ingots, gold coins, and gold rounds are an excellent choice for anyone looking to leave a fluid legacy for children, grandchildren, and any other family members, often in the form of great works of art.
The leader in global gold bars ins PAMP Suisse. PAMP, short for Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux, is a worldwide refiner and marketer of gold bars and gold ingots. PAMP Suisse is based in Castel San Pietro, Switzerland and is recognized by the London Bullion Association as an “Approved Good Delivery Referee.” PAMP Suisse gold bars are available struck with a variety of great designs with one of the most popular PAMP gold bars being the “Lady Fortuna” portrait. This PAMP Suisse gold bar shows a side profile of the Roman goddess of good fortune and luck, struck with elegant precision. The Lady Fortuna gold bars come in a variety of sizes including 1 gram and 1-ounce bars.
Alongside the Lady Fortuna gold bar design, PAMP Suisse also strikes an annual gold bar for the Chinese lunar new year. For 2018, the year of the dog, PAMP struck a 1 oz. gold bar, the latest addition to the lunar new year series that celebrates anyone born in the year of the dog. These gold bars are made of 99.99% gold and show a full sized, loyal dog inside of its doghouse while the reverse shows a puppy laying in the doghouse entrance. The PAMP year of the dog gold bar is an excellent choice for anyone as it symbolizes loyalty, compatibility, and kindness.
Alongside the PAMP year of the dog and the Lady Fortuna, there is also the PAMP gold cross ingot. Depicting an artistic Christian cross, illuminated by an unseen radiance, it is another gold ingot struck in one ounce of 99.99% gold. All three of these PAMP gold bars are both artistically beautiful as well as effortless ways to own gold. PAMP is a leading producer of gold bars the world over.
Other Mints strike their own gold rounds, gold ingots, and gold bars. The renowned Perth Mint in Australia, which has its own annual Kangaroo gold coin, strikes a Kangaroo gold bar as well. The gold kangaroo bar is struck in the Perth mint and made with 99.99% pure gold with repeating kangaroos hopping across on the reverse. On the obverse is the Perth mint’s swan logo and the ingot’s gold content.
Gold Rounds are not gold coins. They are not issued by a sovereign mint and therefore will not bear a legal tender amount on them. Gold rounds can be an accessible way to add the shiny metal to your collection as they are often available at a lower premium than gold coins.