“Swiss gold” refers to gold bullion bars that are refined and issued in Switzerland.
Swiss refiners dominate the manufacture of customized bars in Europe, the Middle East and India.
Swiss gold bars are unique and have been known for their high quality, purity, authenticity and liquidity.
Each of Swiss bars are sealed, registered and numbered in a protective holder along with their official “Assay Certificate” guaranteeing the fineness of 99.99% pure gold and the one troy ounce content.
This bars are accepted by gold wholesalers and traders worldwide making them easy to sell.
The most popular Swiss gold bars are The Credit Suisse bar and the “Gold Dream” PAMP.
Swiss refiners of gold
The following is a list of Swiss refiners accredited by the London Bullion Market Association :
Location : Chiasso
Date of accreditation : 1.9.1986
Mark: Argor SA Chiasso around SAA in a circle. Assay mark is ESSAYEUR FONDEUR and stylised A in rectangle.
Location : Mendrisio
Date of accreditation : 31.12.2007
Mark: ARGOR-HERAEUS SA in circle around AH with Switzerland below and AH MELTER ASSAYER in rectangle
Cendres et Métaux SA
Location : Biel-Bienne
Date of accreditation : 31/7/1996
Mark: CENDRES ET METAUX SA CH BIENNE in circle around logo
Metalor Technologies SA – Marin, transferred 31.12.2011
Mark: METALOR® and assay mark showing Essayeur Fondeur along two sides of triangle and MP within.
Métaux Précieux SA Metalor
Location : Marin
Date of accreditation : 4.6.2001
Mark: Métaux Précieux SA Metalor in circle around MP logo. Assay mark is MP logo with ASSAYEURS FONDEURS on outside edge.
Monnaie Fédérale Suisse
Location : Berne
Date of accreditation : ~1994
Mark: Monnaie Fédérale Suisse (Melters only)
Société de Banque Suisse — Le Locle, transfer date unkown
Mark: Société de Banque Suisse Le Locle and assay mark
Location : Castel San Pietro, Ticino
Date of accreditation : 18.11.2008
Mark: PAMP SA SWITZERLAND with company logo (the letters P,A,M,P at the ends of horizontal cylinders) and ESSAYEUR FONDEUR in rectangle with company logo
Usine Genevoise de Degrossissage d’Or
Location : Geneva
Date of accreditation : ~1986
Mark: UGDO Essayer Fondeur Degrossissage d’Or
Location : Balerna
Date of accreditation : 15.10.2006
Mark: VALCAMBI SA BALERNA-SUISSE with assay mark (a rectangle enclosing CHI in a circle and ESSAYEUR FONDEUR)
Gold Bars for Collectors
Mostly the gold bars we sell are intended purely as an investment in gold, and we do not guarantee to supply any specific make of bar, however we get many requests for specific makes or styles of bar for gifts or collectors, and so we try to provide these as an extra service. Naturally we charge extra for supplying specific designs and makes of gold bar. If you wish to buy gold bars at the lowest bullion prices, please see our main Gold Bars For Sale page.
Argor SA was established at Chiasso in 1951 and became active in the refining of gold and the production of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bars.
Argor are now a major precious metals refiner, assayer, processor and dealer. They are are based in Mendrisio, Switzerland, close to the Italian border at Chiasso. They also have offices at Zug in Switzerland, Pforzheim in Germany, and Santiago in Chile.
A strategic alliance: Argor - Heraeus - Commerzbank - Münze Österreich
The association with strong partners secures Argor-Heraeus access to important resources such as the advanced technology and research & development of Heraeus - leading industrial high-tech group, active for over 150 years. The financial solidity of the international bank Commerzbank, the know-how and synergy of distribution channels of the renowned National Mint Münze Österreich and the dedicated experience of its Management guarantee Argor-Heraeus an overall competence and continuity.
The company's key position between producers and consumers makes Argor-Heraeus the ideal partner for everybody involved in the precious metals business: mining houses, merchants, bullion houses, central and commercial banks, mints and jewellery & watch producers.
We show the front of a Argor Chiasso 1 kilogram gold bar. Many other sizes exist, which we have in stock occasionally.
Argor Chiasso Bars
Gold Bar Prices & Availability
These are sample prices based on gold at £800 per ounce.
Please telephone for current prices and avaiIability.
The $ prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
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Certificates for Gold Bullion Bars
Certificates are unnecessary, or should be unnecessary, for gold bullion bars.
These usually state their weight and fineness, being stamped on them, and are generally difficult to fake.