1oz Gold Bullion Minted Bar OPM
A minted 1oz gold bar, the front of each is struck with the OPM brand, along with its weight and purity and the reverse with a unique pattern of OPM icons. Each bar is individually encased in a Certicard security pack which the bar is blister packed into and individually serial numbered.
OPM (Ohio Precious Metals) and its sister company NTR from the USA is a leading precious metal refiner. OPM Metals is an accredited London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and COMEX good delivery brand. All OPM and NTR gold products are refined to 99.99% purity and all silver products are refined to 99.9% purity.
Bullion Bars come in 3 main types – cast, minted or extruded. The choice is ultimately a personal one with each having its own advantages. Some people prefer cast as it is the cheapest form and many will argue harder to forge than a minted bar. Metal purity is the same. Whilst at a price premium, others prefer the beauty and precision of a minted bar many of which come wrapped in protective coating and with certificates or numbers providing further comfort to some. Extruded bars are rarer and in essence form a hybrid between cast and minted with the cost premium sitting in between as well. Bars are considered investment grade if they have a recognised hallmark (brand) and marked with the metal type, weight (in Troy Ounces, gram or kilograms), and purity (eg 9999 or 99.99%).