The namesake of the Platinum Group Metals, platinum is a dense, malleable precious metal that is actually named for another of the major precious metals. The Spanish term PLATINO was used in providing platinum with its English-language name and the Spanish root word actually translates into English as little silver. Today, platinum is one of the more coveted precious metals.
- Arrives encapsulated in sealed plastic with assay!
- Comes with authentication information!
- Contains 1 Gram (.03215 Troy oz) of .9995 pure platinum.
- On the obverse is the Valcambi Suisse logo.
- The reverse features the mint name and logo.
- Unique serial numbers.
Each of the 1 Gram Valcambi Platinum Bars offered in this product listing comes in brand-new condition from the mint. Bars listed here also feature a sealed assay capsule package from Valcambi Suisse. The packaging contains a capsule space for the platinum bar and features an assay card around the capsule. The assay card authenticates your purchase matching details that include the weight, purity, metal content, and serial number of the bar.
Platinum is one of the worlds least reactive metals. Even at extremely high temperatures, platinum has shown an incredible resistance to corrosion. This is part of the reason it has become so popular as a commodity in the automotive industry. Car manufacturers have used platinum for years in the production of catalytic converters that help reduce the harmful emissions from internal combustion engines.
On the obverse side of 1 Gram Valcambi Platinum Bars is a depiction of the Valcambi Suisse logo. The famed logo of Valcambi Suisse is made from a combination of four equal triangles meant to represent a stylized version of a 400 oz LBMA Good Delivery gold bar that has been cut diagonally. The four triangles are combined within the square and draw inspiration from the Tibetan Mandalas and other imagery from human history. This side of the bar also has the weight, metal content, and purity marked.
The reverse field of Valcambi Platinum Bars also features the mint logo, but it also comes with the name of the mint in big, bold letters. If you hold the bar upright vertically, the name of the mint is shown running vertically down the left side of the bar. In the lower-right field, the Valcambi logo is situated with radiating square lines heading out from its central core.
Valcambi Suisse was founded in Balerna, Switzerland, in 1961 as the refinery Valori & Cambi. Over the course of time, mergers with companies such as Credit Suisse resulted in the new name and formation of the mint.