Some 4,000 years old, the casting of precious metals such as gold and silver into bars as a means of payment is a practice that even predates the striking of coins. Yet bars remain an excellent store of value and the perfect investment in an uncertain economic climate. Ounce for ounce they are also a cheaper way of buying gold or silver than bullion coins.
Traditionally, the markings on bars are mainly functional and record the name of the manufacturer or issuer, the bar’s weight and gold purity and serial number. The Austrian Mint logo guarantees that our bars are of the highest standard. Tradable all over the world, they also bear their weight designation (from 1 gramme to 1 kilo) and 24 Carat gold refinement, while their individual bar number makes each bar unique.
Kinebars are gold bars with an engraved security element, the KINEGRAM, a special effect developed and patented by Landis & Gyr. The world-famous white Lipizzaner horse of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna features on the design of the Austrian Mint’s Kinebars. As their position changes according to the angle at which the design is viewed, horse and rider appear to jump. This is why they are favoured as gifts and can even be worked into jewellery. The Austrian Mint Kinebar is available in 1 gramme, 5 gramme and 10 gramme bars.
|Gold Au 999.9
|Comes in a blister pack complete with a certificate of authenticity
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