History of Argor-Heraeus Gold Bars

Argor-Heraeus is a renowned Swiss refinery and mint known for producing gold bars.

Argor-Heraeus is one of the world's largest producers of precious metals products, refining and minting gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Other mints and refineries have historically sought to be more like Argor-Heraeus in production, quality, and transaction. Some of their precious metal products with significant popularity include gold bars, silver bars, platinum bars, and palladium bars. As a general goldsmith company with many resources and services, they also produce precious metal bracelets, watch bands, watch cases, buckles, clips, watch components, earrings, and other fine jewelry items.

Some of the prized precious metals products made by Argor-Heraeus rival some of the most renowned mints in the world, such as the Royal Canadian Mint, the British Royal Mint, the Austrian Mint, the Australian Perth Mint, the US Mint, and certainly the Chinese Mint.

Over half of all the gold items refined and minted by Argor-Heraeus are recycled gold content while the remainder is sourced from sources that adhere to their strict guidelines. Argor-Heraeus employs a rigid Compliance Management System that utilizes Know Your Customer (KYC), strict corporate governance, social responsibility, and environmental impact, also known as an ESG model. Argor-Heraeus prides itself on being The Golden Link between the source of the metal with its corresponding value chain and the clients it serves. This helps to explain the Argor-Heraeus motto “Learn From Diversity.”

Argor-Heraeus first began under the company Argor SA in Chiasso, Switzerland, in 1951. In 1973, Argor SA was purchased by the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) until a new direction was taken with a joint venture with Heraeus, a German technology company, in 1986, leading to the creation of Heraeus SA.

In 1988, the company opened a new headquarters in Mendrisio, Switzerland, where it remains today. By 1999, UBS sold the company completely to Heraeus, helping the company to expand further. Then, in 2017, Heraeus Precious Metals (HPM) acquired 100% of the shares of Argor-Heraeus.

Today, Argor-Heraeus has central locations in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Chile. According to their annual reports and public portfolio, Argor-Heraeus draws in a hefty $23 billion in annual revenue from sales in over 40 countries, while employing more than 15,000 people and controlling 11 global business units (GBU). With over 70 years in business, Argor-Heraeus is one of the most popular precious metals brands in the world, especially known for its high standards and high-quality gold bars.

Argor-Heraeus gold bars are widely recognized and accepted in the global bullion market for their authenticity and quality. The refined gold bars produced by Argor-Heraeus are made with a minimum of .9999 fine (four nines fine) gold, which is 99.99% pure gold. Argor-Heraeus even has a rare .99999 fine gold bar (five nines fine). Each Argor-Heraeus gold bar is engraved with the refinery's logo, weight, purity, and individual serial number. Each Argor-Heraeus gold bar comes in an assay with a certificate of authenticity (COA).

Some of their gold bars, such as the UBS and Argor-Heraeus Kinebar, have a signature security hologram embossed on the surface of the reverse side (back) that creates spectacular light designs. Another unique product made by Argor-Heraeus is their Argor-Heraeus Goldseed, which is an assay card wheel of ten one-gram gold bars (10 x 1g = 10g total).

Types and Sizes of Argor-Heraeus Gold Bars

Argor-Heraeus investment gold bars come in a wide variety of various collections and weights, including 1 gram, 1/10 troy ounce, ¼ troy ounce, 1 troy ounce, 1 kilogram, and 400 troy ounces, among others.

Money Metals is proud to offer Argor-Heraeus gold bars for sale. Including the following sizes:

1/10 oz

¼ oz

Goldseed (10 x 1g = 10g)

The Argor-Heraeus product line is one of the most prized in gold bullion sales. Since every bar is of high quality, high fineness (.9999), and usually comes in an authenticated assay package or assay card, this typically makes them easier to sell on the secondary market, which means Argor-Heraeus gold bars are considered liquid.

Argor-Heraeus 1/10 Ounce Gold Bar

Each 1/10th ounce gold bar (one-tenth) is packaged in a black assay card. Some people may refer to gold bars that are less than one ounce as an ingot. The top of the front (obverse) of the gold bar packaging has the company name, “Argor-Heraeus,” and “The golden link.” On the bottom of the front of this card is the individualized serial number to further ensure authenticity.

The 1/10th ounce gold bar itself has the company logo that includes the company name in a circle. Under the logo design are the inscriptions “Switzerland,” “1/10 ounce,” “Fine Gold,” “999.9,” and an Essayeur Fondeur stamp with the serial number below. The back (reverse) of the Argor-Heraeus 1/10-ounce gold bar is blank.

The back of the 1/10th ounce gold bar assay card is the weight, gold fineness, the Swiss flag, and the signature of the certified assayer.

Argor-Heraeus ¼ Ounce Gold Bar

Each 1/4th ounce gold bar (one-fourth) is packaged in a black assay card. Some people may refer to gold bars that are less than one ounce as an ingot. The top of the front (obverse) of the gold bar packaging has the company name, “Argor-Heraeus,” and “The golden link.” On the bottom of the front of this card is the individualized serial number to further ensure authenticity.

The 1/4th ounce gold bar itself has the company logo that includes the company name in a circle. Under the logo design are the words “Switzerland,” “1/4 ounce,” “Fine Gold,” “999.9,” and an Essayeur Fondeur stamp with the serial number below. The back (reverse) of the Argor-Heraeus 1/4-ounce gold bar is blank.

The back of the 1/4th ounce gold bar assay card is the weight, gold fineness, the Swiss flag, and the signature of the certified assayer.

Argor-Heraeus Goldseed

Each Argor-Heraeus Goldseed comes with 10 individually wrapped 1-gram gold bars. The entire product as well as each individual gold bar can be referred to as a “gold seed.” Argor-Heraeus calls this card their BarCard. The shape of the assay card resembles a flower such as a daisy with ten ligulate corollas, or pedals, with perforated edges. Each pedal stores a one-gram gold bar. Some have also described the corollas as resembling teeth.

On the front of the assay card, which tends to either be a black or white color, is the company logo saying “Argor Heraeus SA” in a circle with the initials AH in the center.

On the back of the assay card are the words “AU 999.9” by each gold bar, and in the center are the words, “Fine Gold,” “999.9,” “Weight: 10x1g,” “Certified assayer,” (with signature), the Swiss flag mark, and the words “Swiss Made.” The registered trademark “BarCard” is also on the assay card.

Storing and Safeguarding Gold Bars

When storing your Argor-Heraeus gold bullion bars there are multiple options available. With these precious metal bars being conveniently smaller, they are extremely easy to hide in small spaces or a secure home safe or home vault. Another option is storing them in a professionally secured precious metals depository such as the Money Metals Depository. You can store your Argor-Heraeus gold bars in the Depository for basic safeguarding, storage, or safekeeping, or in a precious metals IRA.

A precious metals IRA, also known as a self-directed Individual Retirement Account, is for precious metal products that meet certain criteria as a wealth and financial asset, including a .995 minimum fineness of gold. Since Argor-Heraeus gold bars are a minimum of .9999 fine, they more than qualify for the self-directed IRA program that will hold your gold bars in the Money Metals Depository while helping you prepare for retirement.

Buying Argor-Heraeus Gold Bars

When buying Argor-Heraeus gold bars of any size or quantity, it is important to first check off a few criteria before you buy. It is important to know the current gold spot price so that you know what a fair price is for the weight and purity of gold you are considering purchasing. Secondly, it is important to know what the current average premiums are for that given gold item. And, thirdly, it is important to know the current average ask price for the items you wish to purchase.

Reputable dealers in the precious metals industry will list live spot prices on their website, available 24/7. Reputable dealers will remain transparent and list premiums on all products, including breakdowns of premium discounts, whether in bulk purchases or for select items. Reputable dealers will also offer competitive pricing while leading with a particular value of their own such as service, guarantees, collectibility, etc.

Money Metals Exchange always has spot prices listed on the website: gold spot price, silver spot price, platinum spot price, palladium spot price, etc. Money Metals always lists premiums on every product so that customers see exactly how they are spending their money on precious metal investments. Money Metals offers competitively low pricing, fast shipping, and leads with trust. Our no-commission customer service representatives take the time to teach, explain, and answer your questions with NO high-pressure sales tactics.

You can call our helpful customer service at our phone number: 1-800-800-1865

Selling Argor-Heraeus Gold Bars

When selling Argor-Heraeus gold bars of any size or quantity, just like buying gold bars, it is important to know the current gold spot price, premiums, and popular ask price. With these bars being less than an ounce, they are sometimes referred to as fractional gold. Collectors and investors of fractional gold bars often enjoy how easy they are to sell or trade.

Whether or not you originally purchased your Argor-Heraeus gold bars from Money Metals, we actively purchase gold bars of any quantity! To find out how much Money Metals will pay you for your Argor-Heraeus gold bars, simply go to that respective product page and click the “Click Here To Sell To Us” button. You can also call our friendly customer care representatives at our phone number: 1-800-800-1865

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