1 oz .9999 Gold Bullion Bars

1 oz Sunshine Gold Bar (With Assay)

1 oz Sunshine Mint Gold Bar
1 oz gold bars from the Sunshine Mint originate are made in Idaho, USA and are some of the most sought after in the industry. These bars are simplistic in their design, but quite advanced in the way they protect you from counterfeits.

Gold Purity: .9999
Mint: Sunshine Mint
Weight: 1 troy ounce (28.35 grams)

Design and Pricing

The design of the Sunshine Mint 1 oz gold bar features the Sunshine mintmark, the .9999 purity, 1 oz weight, and a serial number unique on its face. The bar’s reverse is adorned with a repeating, diagonally-fixated pattern of rising sun images. In the middle of the bar’s reverse is a small circle which will verify the authenticity of your bar when using a Sunshine Mint Decoder Lens. In addition to all of this, the 1 oz Sunshine Mint gold bar is most often encased in and protected by an assay case.


1 oz PAMP Suisse Fortuna Gold Bar (With Assay)

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PAMP Suisse is one of the most reputable names when it comes to precious metals from Europe. Their iconic Fortuna bars are probably the most popular design that the company makes and as such are in constant demand by investors.

Gold Purity: .9999
Mint: PAMP Suisse
Weight: 1 troy ounce (28.35 grams)

Design and Pricing

Like most PAMP Suisse Gold Bars, the 1 oz Fortuna has the image of the Greek goddess Fortuna on its face. As the Roman goddess of fortune and luck, it only makes sense that she is present on the face of a gold bar. The reverse of PAMP’s 1 oz gold bar features the PAMP mintmark, the 1 ounce weight, and .9999 purity indication. In addition to this, the bar is also equipped with a unique serial number and encased in/with an assay card to further protect you from counterfeit products.

Because PAMP is such a prestigious mint, it should come as no surprise that their gold bars tend to be priced higher than that of their competition.


1 oz RCM Gold Bar (With Assay)

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RCM, otherwise known as the Royal Canadian Mint, is the producer of all of Canada’s legal tender. Unsurprisingly, they are also a well-known and well-regarded minter of precious metals, including gold bullion bars. In fact, the investing world has fallen in love with RCM gold bars, and after seeing just one, it is pretty easy to tell why that is the case.

Gold Purity: .9999
Mint: RCM (Royal Canadian Mint)
Weight: 1 troy ounce (28.35 grams)

Design and Pricing

The design of the 1 oz RCM gold bar, like that of many gold bars, is really quite simple. The front side of the bar is equipped with the RCM mintmark, weight, and purity indications. In addition to this, a verifiable serial number is imprinted on the bar as to allow you to ensure that the bar is, in fact, authentic. All of this is in addition to the fact that the bar is encased in a protective assay case. The reverse of the bar has a repeating pattern of Maple Leafs—the national symbol of Canada and a hallmark of the RCM.

Through our research, the 1 oz RCM gold bar tends to be priced in the middle of the price spectrum, however in terms of government bullion it is fairly inexpensive. Of course, however, this is all dependent on who you are purchasing the bar from.


1 oz OPM Gold Bar (With Assay, QR Code)

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OPM, otherwise known as Ohio Precious Metals, is an American-based producer of precious metals. OPM’s business practices are wholly sustainable as much of their metal comes from recycled material. This fact alone is enough to draw in the attention of investors everywhere. Add this to the fact that their bars are on the front lines of defeating counterfeits from flooding the market, and you have a gold bar that has an extremely high demand.

Gold Purity: .9999
Mint: OPM (Ohio Precious Metals)
Weight: 1 troy ounce (28.35 grams)

Design and Pricing

The design of OPM’s 1 oz gold bar is as simple as they come and sees a front side with the OPM name and mint mark, the .9999 purity, and the 1 oz weight. In addition to these traditional markings, there exists a serial number as well as a QR Code able to help you verify the authenticity of the bar. A QR Code, for those who are unaware, is a small box that, when captured by a smartphone’s camera, will take you to a given web address. In the case of OPM bars, the QR Codes exist as another avenue of verifying that the bar is, in fact, real.

Despite all of this technology, OPM’s 1 oz gold bar is on the cheaper end of the price spectrum and can be found for as little as $12 over spot from the right dealer. This is generally one of the cheapest gold bars available online.


General 1 ounce Gold Bar Information

Precious metals investing is not always such a straightforward concept, especially if you have never done it before. The following few subsections will serve the purpose of informing you of the finer details with regard to purchasing and investing in gold bars. Though some of this information may seem obvious to you, it is not that way to everyone. As such, it is important that you read over all the information provided so that you understand what exactly it is you are buying when you purchase gold bullion bars.


1 oz Gold Bar Prices and Brand Selection

Out of all the sizes and weights of gold bars available on the market today, few are more popular than the 1 oz assayed gold bar. As such, the availability of 1 oz gold bars is extremely high and they can be purchased from a variety of gold bullion dealers. Because there are so many different types of 1 oz gold bars, it can be of benefit to you to do price comparison shopping. Not every bar is priced the same as the one before it, and you may find yourself settling for costly premiums that will inevitably affect your ROI in a negative way.


1 oz Gold Bar Packaging and Appearance

Because of the soft nature of gold as a metal, you will find that most 1 oz gold bars are encased in protective plastic casings, also known as an assay. Because this plastic casing is also used as a tool for verifying the authenticity of the bar, it also functions as assay. The assay protects not only the condition of the bar, but also its integrity.

With regard to the actual appearance of 1 oz gold bars, there really is no uniform design or set up. Most mints will stamp the bar with their brand’s logo or a popular design. Still, you will find that most bars feature stamps for the weight, purity, and a mintmark on their face and this information is often stamped on the assay case as well.


1 oz Gold Bar Designs, Weights and Sizes

Just like the actual designs of 1 oz gold bars need not adhere to any specifications, neither does the actual size of the bar. Still, you will find that most 1 oz gold bars are roughly the same size and, with assay are more or less the size of your average credit card (only a tad bit thicker). At the end of the day, the size of your bar does not necessarily matter so long as it weighs 1 troy oz and is comprised of .9999 pure gold.