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Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux or PAMP SA is among the world’s most prestigious manufacturers of silver, palladium, gold, and platinum bars. It is a private Swiss company with a global reputation for quality.
Focused on precious metal bars, PAMP offers both minted ingots and cast bars. Aside from gold, the roster of metals also includes rhodium, palladium, platinum and silver.
PAMP SA was founded in the Swiss town of Ticino in 1977. Since its launch, the company has become and industry leader. Initially, PAMP only made sub-100 gram bars. In subsequent years, the available sizes have grown rapidly to include bars up to 12.5 kilograms (nearly 402 troy ounces).
Along with the product diversification, PAMP also added services to its client offerings. These include assaying, shipping and price hedging services for gold and other metal types. The company also produces specialty alloys for the watchmaking and jewelry industries.
The Swiss National Bank considers PAMP gold bars as “Good Delivery" This designation means the bars are trusted to be held in the central bank's vaults. PAMP also enjoys "good delivery" status with the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), COMEX/NYMEX, DMCC, SGE, and many other precious metals exchanges and associations. The company holds a wide range of manufacturing accreditations as well - SA8000, OHSAS18001 and ISO9001 to name a few.
These accreditations are granted to companies that meet rigorous standards for manufacturing traceability and quality control.
PAMP became a member of PPA in 2013, an alliance of private and public companies that strive to mitigate the exploitation and use of precious metals mined in conflict zones. Sony, Panasonic, Microsoft, Boeing, and Apple are among the other members of this alliance.
The vast majority of the PAMP catalog is made up of minted bars or ingots. These are available in one gram to one kilogram sizes. Thus far, there are six series featuring different artwork and design. These include Liberty, Rosa, Love, Religious, Lunar, and Fortuna.
PAMP also offers several Multigram sets - single mint packages which contain multiple bars.
The Liberty series is inspired by the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York. The front of a Liberty ingot features a front-facing depiction of the Statue of Liberty with Stars and Stripes in the background.
The back of the ingot is where the bar specifications are stamped. There’s the PAMP logo followed by the weight and gold purity, the Essayeur Fondeur PAMP logo, and a unique serial number.
The available sizes are 100 grams, 50 grams, 1 ounce, 10 grams, 5 grams, 2.5 grams, and 1 gram. All Liberty series ingots are made from 99.99% pure gold.
The Rosa series is among PAMP’s most beautiful. The front side of a Rosa bar features a rose with one fully developed flower and two buds.
The back side features the specifications, like the Liberty ingots. These include the bar weight, purity and serial numbers along with the PAMP logo.
The metric sized bars are available at 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2.5, and 1 gram.
Imperial-sized bars are available in 1, ½, and ¼ ounce varieties.
Every bar in the Rosa series is made of 99.99% pure gold, like all other PAMP Suisse gold ingots.
Next up in the roster is the Love series. A Love ingot has a big heart front and center with a wraparound “Love Always” banner. The background is filled with roses.
On the back, all Love ingots have the standard set of specification information as described above.
The available size options are 1 ounce, 10 grams, and 5 grams.
The Religious series contains a large assortment of bars. The motifs on the bars represent symbols of Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. The series celebrates diversity and pays respect to a wide range of cultures and peoples around the globe.
The back side of a Religious bar carries the usual set of logos, size and purity. All ingots are packed and delivered in signed and coded CertiPAMP packages.
The available Religious sizes are 1 ounce, 50 grams, 10 grams, and 5 grams.
The Lunar series draws inspiration from the Chinese zodiac. The front side of a Lunar series ingot is adorned with a highly detailed portrait of an animal from the zodiac, together with its Chinese character.
What’s interesting about the Lunar bars is that they feature animal portraits on the back sides as well.
Currently the designs available are:
Lunar bars come in 100 grams, 5 grams, and 1 ounce sizes.
The Fortuna series is PAMP’s flagship line of minted bars. The classic Lady Fortuna portrait is the first one ever struck on a precious metal bar. Specifically, the front of every Fortuna bar features elements symbolizing fortune. These include a cornucopia (horn of plenty), a wheel of fortune, precious coins, poppies, and wheat sheaves.
The back side of Fortuna bars carry a standard layout.
PAMP Fortuna ingots are available in the following sizes: 1 kilogram, 500 grams, 250 grams, 100 grams, 50 grams, 20 grams, 10 grams, 5 grams, 2.5 grams, 1 gram, 0.5 grams, 0.3 grams, 10 ounces, 5 ounces, 1 ounce, ½ ounce, ¼ ounce, 5 tolas, 3 tolas, and 1 tola.
As opposed to ingots, PAMP's cast bars have a much simpler design and are designed primarily for investors who want the lowest possible price.
All cast bars are 99.99% pure gold, refined to the highest standards.
There are eight available sizes: 40 ounces, 1 kilogram, 500 grams, 250 grams, 100 grams, 50 grams, 10 tolas (around 111 grams), and 1 tael (37.51 grams).
PAMP Suisse cast gold bars are considered best-in-class and held in high esteem by gold experts the world over. Similar to minted ingots, the bars are delivered in sealed packaging.
Recently, PAMP added QR codes to the assay card packaging.
Gold is the most prized of all precious metals and investing in it is a great way to secure you and your family’s future. The metal has been considered precious since the dawn of civilization and it figures to become even more valuable people around the world discover the flaws of fiat currency backed by little more than assurances of politicians and bureaucrats.
PAMP SA offers a huge range of investment-grade bars. The company enjoys the highest reputation for quality and well-crafted products. Investing seeking to enhance and diversify their portfolio can never go wrong by holding PAMP gold bars.
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