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Manufactured by Valcambi, Switzerland’s largest precious metals foundry, the CombiBar is an innovative product that consists of fifty minted 1 gram gold bullion bars, each containing a gold purity of 99.99%.
The obverse: The CombiBar is comprised of fifty uniform one gram gold bars each containing Valcambi’s official stamp, the weight “1 g”, the text “fine gold”, and “999.9” signifying 99.99% pure gold. The assayer’s stamp, which guarantees the purity of the gold bar is stamped at the bottom of each bar.
The reverse: At the top of the CombiBar is Valcambi’s official stamp and the text “VALCAMBI SUISSE”. The centre of the bar reads “50 g”, “fine gold”, and “999.9” signifying 99.99% pure gold or 24 carats. At the bottom of the bar is the assayer’s stamp, which guarantees the purity of the gold bar, and the unique serial number.
The “Swiss made” Valcambi 50x1 gram gold CombiBar
Switzerland’s reputation for producing high quality luxurious products is not limited to the watch industry but applies equally to investment gold. Switzerland is to gold what France is to wine, a statement supported by hard facts which show that most of the world’s gold is refined in this prosperous alpine country. Information from the London Good Delivery List shows that six refineries hold 90% of the gold market and four of those, including Valcambi, are based in Switzerland. On average, Switzerland refines between 65-75% of the world’s annual supply of gold, making it the number one country in the world when it comes to refining gold and manufacturing bullion bars. The reason why Switzerland commands this position is because of the country’s high level of security, efficient logistics, a strong financial system that accommodates some of the world’s leading international banks, and, most importantly, stringent laws that set high standards regarding the quality and purity of finished bullion products. For example, every Valcambi gold bar contains an assayer’s stamp, seen on the obverse as “ESSAYEUR FONDEUR”, which guarantees the purity of the bar. To be able to put this marking on its bars, Valcambi needs to comply with strict Swiss federal laws (Precious Metals Control Act) and employ an affirmed assayer who has acquired the needed federal assayer’s licences. Affirmed assayers must keep proper account of the determination of fineness that they perform and at any given time must make their books available to the authorities for inspection. In other words, every Valcambi gold bar has its purity accredited by government and industry bodies, its quality complies with the highest industry standards and is perfected by the best Swiss engineers, resulting in a product with golden integrity that surpasses all standards of excellence. After all, it is Swiss made.
|50×1 gram Valcambi Suisse CombiBar||Gold weight|
|Weight||Nominal||Diameter in mm||Sample||Weight in g||Grams|
|50.00 g||-||-||24 carats||50||50|