bars are bars consisting of several small bars. They combine the
advantage of smaller premiums for larger bars with the advantage of
small denominations for smaller bars.
investors are very concerned with the question of which denomination
to choose when buying gold. If they buy bars that are too small, they
pay higher premiums than would be necessary. If they buy bars that
are too large, they may have to sell more gold than they actually
have to. From large table bars you can always break off exactly the
amount of gold you need to liquidate.
there is one disadvantage to table bars: the mark-up is greater than
for a bar of the same overall size.
Gold as a money substitute
also seen as an emergency currency and is bought in case the monetary
system fails. Those who prepare for this eventuality also ask
themselves how they can obtain everyday products or services with
gold bars. After all, you can hardly go and buy bread with a 100 gram
gold bar worth several thousand francs. Table bars are suitable for
this, as they can be cut into small pieces down to 1 gram. This
amount of gold can be used to pay for a purchase of everyday goods or
a bill at the local baker or butcher.
What kind of table bars are there?
are different types of table bars, the best known being the CombiBars
produced by Valcambi and Heraeus. But also Pamp has a table bar with
the Multigram, where each bar even comes with its own blister.
Argor-Heraeus and Heraeus also sell the MultiDisc, table bars in the
form of a round disc.
The 100 x 1 gram table bar
largest table bar has 100 bars of one gram and is produced with a
fineness of 999.9 thousandths.