Buy gold bars, kilo gold bars
Kilo gold bars (1,000 grams, 32.15 troy ounces) offer gold investors the lowest premiums of all the gold bars. Kilo gold bars are easy to store and are readily liquid as there is an excellent market for them.
Kilo gold bars, as are just about all gold bars on the market today, are .9999 fine, or 99.99% pure. Kilo gold bars are commonly-traded gold investments in just about all the world, except the United States, which is the only industrialized country that has not adopted the metric system. However, because of their low premiums, kilo gold bars are rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S.
Buy gold bars: PAMP and RCM gold bars
The most readily available kilo gold bars are the PAMP and the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) gold bars. Occasionally, kilo gold bars bearing other hallmarks, such as Johnson Matthey or Engelhard, are available, but PAMP kilo gold bars and RCM kilo gold bars dominate the market. Other kilo gold bar hallmarks include Metalor and Umicore, both European refineries.
PAMP kilo gold bars come in protective plastic cases and usually with certificates. RCM bars do not come with either protective cases or certificates.
The real “certificate” of authenticity on any gold bar is the hallmark that graces the bar. Paper certificates are nice, but nothing is lost if a bar’s certificate is misplaced.
Other gold bar sizes
Other popular gold bar sizes include 10-oz gold bars, 1-oz gold bars and 100-gram (3.215 oz) gold bars. Perth Mint gold bars are among the most popular smaller gold bar sizes and are readily available. PAMP smaller sizes usually are readily available also.
Buy gold bars for IRAs
Because of their low premiums, kilo gold bullion bars are ideal for investors who want to put gold in their IRAs. 1-oz, 10-oz and 100-gram gold bullion bars also are eligible to be put in IRAs that accept physical gold and silver products. For more information about setting up a self-directed IRA that accepts gold and silver products, read Putting Gold and Silver in IRAs.
How to buy gold bars
To learn more about how to buy gold bars from CMI Gold & Silver Inc., read Doing Business with CMIGS. If you are interested in selling gold that you bought from another dealer, you will want to visit our page about selling gold and silver to CMIGS.
If you would like to talk with a broker about how to buy gold bars, call us at 1-800-528-1380. We take calls between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST, Mondays through Fridays. The minimum gold order is five ounces. The minimum silver order is three hundred ounces. At times though, gold offers of less than five ounces are on our Gold Specials page. And, at times silver offers of less than three hundreds ounces are on our Silver Specials page.