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Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin

vienna philharmonic gold coin Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin

The Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin was first minted in 1989. Its fineness stands at 999,9. Until now, the Philharmoniker is the only gold bullion with a face value in Euro.

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South-African Krugerrand

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The South-African Krugerrand is most popular bullion coin of modern times. It was introduced in 1967 as a vehicle for private ownership of gold. The popularity of the Krugerrand let other nations issue their own gold bullion coins.

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Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

canadian gold maple coin Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

This is the most popular gold coin after the South African Krugerrand. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf was minted for the first time in 1979. It is the official means of payment in Canada. Its value ranges from 1 to 50 Canadian dollar, depending on its actual weight (1/20 to 1 ounce).

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IAB: Istanbul Gold Exchange

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In 1995 the Istanbul Gold Exchange (IAB) was founded. Its initals stem from the Turkish name of the exchange: Istanbul Altin Borsasi. This ended the gold bullion import monopoly of the Turkish Bank. In 2009 it began diamond and other precious stone trading. The IAB is a spot, lending, futures and options market. IAB’s motto is “no one puts it all together except us”. In 2008 the exchange became a member of the London Bullion Market.

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SGE: Shanghai Gold Exchange

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The Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) specializes in gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals. As part of the deregulation of the Chinese gold market and the end of the 50-year old state monopoly on gold, the SGE was founded in 2002. Its members consist of commercial banks, gold miners, consumer units, refineries and mints.

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CGSE: Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society

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The Hong Kong-based Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society (CGSE) is a spot market for gold and silver. Trading began in 1910 as the Chinese Gold and Silver Society. The organization was registered under its current name with the British government in 1918.  It has operated on every trading day except during the war time 1941 – 1945.  On 23 January 1980 and February 1983 strong gold fluctuations let to trade suspensions at all major gold exchanges. CGSE was the only market that continued trading as usual.

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TOCOM: Tokyo Commodity Exchange

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The Tokyo Commodities Exchange (TOCOM) is an exchange for future and option contracts. Traded futures include metals (gold, silver, platinum, aluminium, palladium), oil and rubber. Gold is the only option traded at TOCOM.

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COMEX: Commodity Exchange

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Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) is based in New York. The company is a division of the CME Group form Chicago which is the world largest commodity futures exchange.

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London Bullion Market

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The London Bullion Market is the world largest wholesale over the counter (OTC) market for gold. Trading occurs among the members of the London Bullion Association (LMBA) and is overseen by the Bank of England. Other important OTC gold markets are based in Zurich, New York (COMEX) and Tokio (TOCOM).
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Gold Bar Weights

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Gold bars have a standard weight ranging usually from 1 gram to 1 kilo (1000 gram). The 400 ounce (12.44kg) gold bar is mostly traded between central banks and international institutions. The biggest gold bar has a weight of 250kg.

The unit of measurement for gold bars is gram, or kilo (1000 gram). To a lesser extend, also ounce (31.10g), tael (37.32g, 1.2oz) and tola (11.66g or 0.38oz).

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50 Gram Gold Bar

50 gram gold bar 50 Gram Gold Bar

The National Indian Bullion Refinery (NIBR) produced this 50 gram gold bar with a fineness of 99.5. It has a weight of 1.61 troy ounces. NIBR’s annual refining capacity stands at 25 tonnes of gold and 300 tonnes of silver.

1 Kilo Gold Bar

1 kilo gold bar 1 Kilo Gold Bar

This 1 kilo gold bar is 1000 gram, or 32.15 ounce. The kilobar has a purity of 999.9 (99.99%). It was refined by the Royal Canadian Mint which produces Canada’s money and the highly popular Maple Leaf gold coin.

5 Tael Gold Bar

5 tael gold bar 5 Tael Gold Bar

The 5 tael gold bar is produced with a fineness of 999.9. This unit of measurement has been in use in East and South East Asia. Most commonly the tael weight refers to the Chinese system, where it was a currency and weight system. Even though taels vary in weight, gold bars with a tael weight correspond to arround 1.2 ounces per tael. Therefore, this tael gold bar on the picture has a weight of 6 ounces, or 187 gram.

10 Tola Gold Bar

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The picture shows a 10 tola gold bar.

The traditional Indian unit of measurement tola is equal to 11.66 gram or 0.375 troy ounces. Thus, 10 tola corresponds to 116.6 gram, 3.750 fine ounce. Typical weights of this measurement are 1, 3, 5 and 10 tola, where the 10 tola bar is the most popular weight.

The Singaporean branch of Degussa is the refiner of this gold bar. Degussa stands for “Deutsche Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt” (German Gold and Silver Separation Factory). The history of Degussa started in 1847 when Friedrich Ernst Roessler founded a refining plant in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2006, Degussa belongs to Evonik Industries AG, Germany.

1 Tola Gold Bar

1 tola gold bar 1 Tola Gold Bar

The 1 tola gold bar is made of fine gold (999.9). This gold bar was produced by Emirates Gold, a Dubai-based refiner. The company was established 12 years ago and is the major gold importer in Dubai.

A tola is an old Indian unit of measurement. 1 tola corresponds to 0.375 troy ounces, or 11.66 gram.

250 Gram Gold Bar

250 gram gold bar 250 Gram Gold Bar

The 250 gram gold bar shown on the picture is made of fine gold (999.9). The gold bar was produced for the London-based Baird & Co Bullion Merchants. This company was founded in 1968 as a dealer in gold and numismatic coins.

1 Ounce Gold Bar

1 ounce gold bar 1 Ounce Gold Bar

The 1 ounce fine gold bar, shown in the picture, is produced by the Sunshine Mint for APMEX, a major US precious metal dealer.

10 Gram Gold Bar

10 gram gold bar 10 Gram Gold Bar

This 10 Gram Gold Bar weights around a third of an ounce and is made of 999.9 gold, or fine gold. The producer is Sunshine Minting. This US based company produces gold and silver coins. It is the primary supplier of silver blanks to the United States Mint.

2 Gram Gold Bar

2 gram gold bar 2 Gram Gold Bar

This 2 gram gold bar has a gold content of 99.99%, or 9999 fineness. The gold bar was produced by the Perth Mint, Australia.

The Perth Mint was set up in 1899 as a branch of the British Royal Mint. In 1970 the ownership passed to the Australian Government. The Perth Mint is one of two remaining Australian mints.

100 Gram Gold Bar

100 gram gold bar 100 Gram Gold Bar

The picture shows a 100 gram gold bar which is around 3.2 fine ounce. The gold bar has a fineness of 999.9 and was produced by Credit Suisse, SA, Switzerland for Johnson Matthey.

Johnson Matthey is an English speciality chemical company that was founded in London in 1817 by the gold assayer Percival Norton Johnson.  Today Johnson Matthey has 9,000 employees and operates in more than 30 countries.