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The smallest gold bar available from the Perth Mint is the 1 gram bar, a highly flexible weight with many uses in a portfolio. The swan insignia of the Perth Mint is inscribed on the obverse side of each bar, along with the weight and gold purity information. The reverse side features a repeating pattern of kangaroo silhouettes on a shiny gold background, akin to a herd in the outback.
Each of these bars is minted in 0.9999 fine gold and housed in the Perth Mint’s protective packaging. An advanced blister pack seals the bar in an airtight pocket, and if breached, the packaging will display the word “VOID” around the edges. This remarkable feature makes it easy to prove to potential buyers that the bars are genuinely in mint condition. An assay card also details the bar’s serial number and purity.
At a single gram of fine gold (about the size of your fingernail), these bars are very well suited for giving “exact change” in a bartering situation. They allow investors to spread funds across a diverse range of assets, such as a mixture of coins and bars, various metals, or other assets outside the precious metals market.
With a lower price point than almost any other form of physical gold, one-gram bars make excellent gifts. The low barrier to entry puts single-gram gold bars well within reach for nearly anyone’s first-time investment in physical gold. Despite the low price per gram, it’s worth noting that the cost of manufacturing each bar pushes the premium over the spot price of gold higher than larger, heavier bars.
All bullion bars from the Perth Mint are eligible for purchase within a precious metals IRA. This allows investors to save for retirement while locking in the benefits of physical investment in gold. Unlike “paper gold” purchased through derivatives or physically-backed gold ETFs, you’ll have ownership rights to any gold bars you purchase and can choose to store them personally if you wish. Your gold bars cannot be hacked or erased on a computer system, which can be a real comfort in our digital financial climate. Owning physical gold helps many people sleep more soundly every night.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint has been operational for well over a century and is older than the Federation of Australia itself. The Perth Mint exports $18 billion AUD of pure gold, silver, and platinum bars and coins to investors in over 100 different countries every year.
The Perth Mint is well known and highly regarded throughout the world and is accredited as a Good Delivery List refiner by the London association that manages bullion markets. This organization is a group of major global and other financial institutions and gold operations that influence or decide many of the standards that dictate today’s gold pricing and trade. The Good Delivery List acts as an internationally recognized measure of quality.
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