Buy low premium platinum bullion bars from 2.5% above the market spot price for customers wishing to take physical delivery. Platinum bars are a very popular option for individuals looking to invest in platinum. Bars are sold in a range of sizes, starting from 1 gram. Wholesale pricing for platinum bars is also available. We also offer secure allocated bullion vault storage for clients wishing to maintain physical metals offshore.
What is Platinum?
Platinum is a precious metal that originates almost entirely from Russia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is a member of the platinum group metals (PGMs), along with palladium and rhodium. World platinum production is less than 1/100th that of gold, making the metal significantly scarcer than gold or silver. Platinum is used in jewelry, in electronics and in the automotive industry.
Why Should I Invest in Platinum?
It is important that any investment portfolio have an array of products. If your precious metals portfolio is diversified, you will maintain more even and consistent growth over time. For example, if you have precious metals as part of your portfolio, they tend to appreciate significantly during a recession. Most precious metals do tend to have an inverse relationship to the stock market. However, gold, silver, platinum and palladium do not necessarily correlate to each other. For example, in the last 3 years the silver price has remained constant while the price of palladium has doubled. For this reason, many seasoned investors will add some platinum and some palladium into their portfolio basket.
Argor Heraeus is one of the most prominent precious metals refineries in Switzerland, and worldwide. They manufacture their own range of beautiful platinum bars for investors worldwide. These include bars ranging in size from 1 gram to 1 kilogram sizes, and multigram platinum bars. The multigram bar was designed in case of a collapse of the Euro (which was feared by some in the 2011 financial crisis). These bars fit into your pocket or wallet, and the gram palladium pieces may be used to purchase goods.
UBS sell a range of platinum bars which are manufactured by Argor-Heraeus on behalf of the bank. The UBS platinum bar series generally target larger investors, and these bars are available in 1 ounce, 100 gram and 1 kilogram sizes. All UBS platinum bars are sold with a serial number and certificate or certicard. All platinum bars manufactured by Argor-Heraeus have a fineness of 999.5.
PAMP has long been at the forefront of the precious metals industry, and its platinum bars are no exception. PAMP is the only company to sell a platinum bar with an artistic design on it. This includes the PAMP Fortuna bar, which is available in sizes ranging from 1 Ounce to 10 Ounces. PAMP platinum bars are the most popular platinum bar available on the market. The Fortuna series is PAMP's most popular range, and is currently available in gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium.
Credit Suisse has a range of platinum bars available, both large and small, for precious metals investors. Their smaller range is the Credit Suisse Liberty Series, which is available in 1 gram and 5 gram sizes. These little platinum bars each come with their own unique serial number, and are sold in a sealed plastic slip. They feature an image of the Statue of Liberty on the front.
Larger sized Credit Suisse platinum bars have the traditional design on them, with the Credit Suisse logo at the top and the bar's serial number below. These bars are available in 1 ounce and 10 ounce sizes. All Credit Suisse platinum bars are manufactured by Valcambi SA.
Valcambi platinum bars are available in 1 ounce size, and in the combibar format. Valcambi was the first precious metals dealer to release a combibar during the financial crisis of 2011, and the bars were instantly popular. The platinum combibar is available in a 50 gram size. All Valcambi platinum bars contain 999.5 fine investment grade platinum bullion. These are very high quality bars and an excellent option for investors.
LBMA Approved Platinum Bars
For clients looking to purchase platinum bars based on margin, SuisseGold.ch offers LBMA approved bullion bars, which are available individually or wholesale. These bars are guaranteed to be from an LBMA approved refinery and are based on the current stock in hand. LBMA approved bars are sold at a lower margin, and may be purchased for delivery or VAT-free storage in Zurich.
Swiss Bullion Storage - Platinum Bars
For clients interested in storing their platinum investments VAT-free, SuisseGold.ch offers tax free platinum storage in Zurich, Switzerland. Storage starts at 0.5% annually. Clients may also chose to sell their bullion back to SuisseGold.ch at favorable rates from vault storage. Clients may, at any time, sell their products back to SuisseGold.ch, arrange collection or request delivery from their account.