Tavid offers gold bars made by Swiss producers PAMP Suisse and Valcambi.
PAMP (Produits Artistiques de Métaux Précieux) is a gold refinement factory that was founded in 1977 in Switzerland, and their product quality is among the most highly valued in the world. Gold with PAMP logo is widely accepted among gold wholesalers and traders worldwide, which makes selling these bars easy in the future. Visit the PAMP Suisse internet homepage.
Valcambi has for many years been one of the world's largest manufacturers of cast and minted bars. For almost 40 years Valcambi has been and still is the sole manufacturer of precious metal bars for Credit Suisse. Valcambi’s head office and refinery operations are located in Switzerland and the precious metals plant is situated in Italy. More information www.valcambi.com
General information about gold bars
Gold bars are often called also gold bricks and bullions
Cast or stamped
The majority of gold bars are divided into two types depending on their production methodology: cast or stamped. In the case of cast bars, the melted gold is cast in a special mould and the markings are pressed into the gold later by hand or with a press. Stamped bars are made from specially cut gold panels. Images are transferred to the panels with special stamping presses (similarly to those used on gold coins).
Standards of stamped gold bars
There are four accredited producers of stamped gold plates in the world, all of which are located in Switzerland. They produce 35% of all stamped gold bars in the world.
· PAMP SA
Gold bars are measured in different unit weights according to geographic location:
· Gram - international
· Ounce – mostly English speaking countries: USA, UK, Australia
· Tola – mostly India, Pakistan, Middle East, Singapore
· Tael – mostly Chinese speaking countries: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
· Baht - Thai
· Chi - Vietnam
· Don - Korea