Valcambi Suisse Gold Bars

gold bar icon Valcambi Suisse gold bars - divisible CombiBars lead the way

Valcambi Suisse is a renowned private mint that is based in Switzerland. It produces both minted and cast gold bars and guarantees the fineness and weight of each bar. All minted and most cast gold bars are 99.99% pure. Valcambi's minted gold bars are available in many different sizes ranging from a tiny 1 gram bar up to 1 kg gold bars. Besides the minted gold bars, Valcambi Suisse also offers a large selection of cast gold bars ranging from 20 gram bars up to the "Good Delivery" 400 oz gold bars that are commonly seen in movies. The most popular Valcambi Suisse gold bars however are its CombiBars that can be divided up into smaller bar segments. Gold CombiBars are offered in five different sizes: 20 x 1 gram, 50 x 1 gram, 100 x 1 gram, 10 x 1/10 oz and the unusual star-shaped 5 x 1 gram bars. The front side of Valcambi Suisse gold bars displays the company's stylized logo followed by the bar weight, gold purity, assayer's stamp and serial number and the reverse just shows the Valcambi Suisse name.

frontal view of a minted 1 oz Valcambi Suisse gold bar
backside view of a minted 1 oz Valcambi Suisse gold bar
frontal view of a minted 1 oz Valcambi Suisse Gold CombiBar
backside view of a minted 1 oz Valcambi Suisse Gold CombiBar
frontal view of a minted 50 gram Valcambi Suisse Gold CombiBar
backside view of a minted 50 gram Valcambi Suisse Gold CombiBar

Sizes of minted bars

Weight Purity Width x Height Thickness
1 gram 99.99% 8.50 x 15 mm 0.55 mm
2.5 gram 99.99% 11.50 x 19 mm 0.80 mm
5 gram 99.99% 13.85 x 23.05 mm 1 mm
10 gram 99.99% 15.20 x 25.30 mm 1.60 mm
20 gram 99.99% 18 x 31 mm 2.20 mm
1 oz 99.99% 22 x 38 mm 2.30 mm
50 gram 99.99% 27 x 47 mm 2.40 mm
100 gram 99.99% 27 x 47 mm 4.50 mm
250 gram 99.99% 34 x 59 mm 7 mm
500 gram 99.99% 40 x 90 mm 7.85 mm
1 kg 99.99% 53 x 117 mm 8.70 mm

Valcambi Suisse is one of the most renowned producers of precious metal bullion bars out of gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The company is based in Switzerland where its products are produced and assayed. Especially Valcambi's gold and silver bullion bars have attained a high level of popularity among investors worldwide. Valcambi Suisse produces both minted and cast gold bullion bars but many investors primarily know Valcambi for its minted CombiBars. The weight and gold purity of each bar is guaranteed. An included assay card serves as the mint's guarantee and the assayer's stamp - "CHI Essayeur Fondeur" appears on the gold bars as well.

Minted Valcambi Suisse gold bars are currently offered in 11 different sizes ranging from 1 gram bars up to 1 kg bars (see table above). The bars display Valcambi's logo on the top with the bar weight, 99.99% gold purity, assayer's stamp and serial number underneath it. The Valcambi Suisse name is stamped onto the reverse of the bars. Unlike other producers, Valcambi doesn't mint gold bars with artistic designs/images. The company's most popular minted gold bars are undoubtedly its Gold CombiBars. Valcambi Suisse Gold CombiBars are single thin divisible gold bars which means that the bars can be broken up into smaller bar segments. Gold CombiBars are offered in five different sizes: 20 x 1 gram, 50 x 1 gram, 100 x 1 gram, 10 x 1/10 oz and the unusual star-shaped 5 x 1 gram bars.

Valcambi's cast gold bars on the other hand are much more rarely found in the inventory of online precious metal dealers. They are mostly 99.99% pure but some cast bar sizes are also available with 99.9% and 99.5% purity. Ten different sizes of cast gold bars are currently offered. These range from 20 gram bars up to "Good Delivery" 400 oz bars. The standardized "Good Delivery" 400 oz bars don't have their weight listed on the bar. The Valcambi Suisse name appears on the front of Valcambi's cast bars (whereas it appears on the reverse of Valcambi's minted gold bars) along with all the other information also found on the minted bars.

The larger Valcambi Suisse gold bars (that are cheaper to produce) are generally available for lower premiums over the spot price of the metal.

Frontal Design

The front of minted Valcambi Suisse gold bars shows the company's stylized logo on top (without the name). In the middle lining up with the bar's right edge appears the bar weight and gold purity information (for example: 1 oz fine gold 999,9). Underneath that info is where the assayer's stamp "Essayeur Fondeur" and a unique serial number is engraved.

The front of Valcambi's Gold CombiBars is made up of all the bar's individual segments. Each segment shows the Valcambi logo, weight of each segment, gold purity and assayer's stamp. The bar's serial number is NOT repeated on each individual segment. It only appears once on the reverse of the CombiBar as well as on the packaging.

The cast gold bars that Valcambi Suisse produces generally show the company name, logo, bar weight, gold purity and assayer's stamp on the front of the bar. Some cast gold bars also have a serial number engraved. The 400 oz "Good Delivery" cast gold bars have the Valcambi Suisse name, logo, serial number, gold purity, assayer's stamp and year of production stamped on the front. Valcambi's smaller Fairtrade 1 oz and 20 gram cast gold bars just display the FAIRTRADE GOLD logo and fairgold.org website address on the front.

Reverse Design

The minted gold bars only have the mint's name valcambi suisse stamped on the reverse side. All characters are 90 degrees tilted to the left so that the name reads from the bottom to the top. The first word "valcambi" is stamped in larger and bolder letters than "suisse" that follows underneath pushing up towards the top.

The reverse of the minted Gold CombiBars displays the mint's name, logo, gold purity, assayer's stamp, full bar weight and serial number.

frontal view of a 100 gram Valcambi Suisse silver bar
backside view of a 100 gram Valcambi Suisse silver bar

Valcambi Suisse Silver Bars

Valcambi produces both cast and minted silver bars of 99.9% purity. Minted silver bars exist in five different sizes ranging from 1 oz bars up to 1 kg bars. CombiBars are probably the mint's most popular type of silver bullion bars. These divisible bars are available in the configurations of 100 x 1 gram and 10 x 10 gram. Valcambi's cast silver bars are offered in the sizes of 1 kg, 5 kg and 1000 oz. The "Good Delivery" 1000 oz bars are generally not available for purchase online though. Valcambi doesn't produce silver bars with artistic designs/images unlike other bullion producers. The front of minted bars displays the company's stylized logo followed by the bar weight, silver purity, assayer's stamp and serial number. The reverse just shows the Valcambi Suisse name amidst a line pattern. Valcambi Suisse silver bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.

The Valcambi Suisse Silver Bar page gives more information about the silver bars that Valcambi Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.

frontal view of a 1 oz Valcambi Suisse platinum bar
backside view of a 1 oz Valcambi Suisse platinum bar

Valcambi Suisse Platinum Bars

Valcambi produces both cast and minted platinum bullion bars of 99.95% purity. The only cast platinum bar is a 4914.5 gram "Good Delivery" bar that is generally not sold online. Minted platinum bars are produced in the five sizes of 1 oz, 50 gram, 100 gram, 500 gram and 1 kg. Valcambi Suisse's popular CombiBars are not only available out of gold and silver but also out of platinum. The Platinum CombiBars are offered in the single configuration of 50 x 1 gram. Unlike other producers of platinum bullion, Valcambi doesn't place artistic designs or images on its bars. The front of Valcambi's minted bars displays the company's stylized logo followed by the bar weight, platinum purity, assayer's stamp and serial number. The reverse just shows the Valcambi Suisse name amidst a line pattern. Valcambi Suisse platinum bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.

The Valcambi Suisse Platinum Bar page gives more information about the platinum bars that Valcambi Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.

frontal view of a 1 oz Valcambi Suisse palladium bar
backside view of a 1 oz Valcambi Suisse palladium bar

Valcambi Suisse Palladium Bars

Valcambi produces both cast and minted palladium bullion bars of 99.95% purity. The only cast palladium bar is a 4550.5 gram "Good Delivery" bar that is generally not sold online. Minted palladium bars are produced in the five sizes of 1 oz, 50 gram, 100 gram, 500 gram and 1 kg. Valcambi Suisse's popular CombiBars are not only available out of gold and silver but also out of palladium. The Palladium CombiBars are offered in the single configuration of 50 x 1 gram. Unlike other producers of palladium bullion, Valcambi doesn't place artistic designs or images on its bars. The front of Valcambi's minted bars displays the company's stylized logo followed by the bar weight, palladium purity, assayer's stamp and serial number. The reverse just shows the Valcambi Suisse name amidst a line pattern. Valcambi Suisse palladium bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.

The Valcambi Suisse Palladium Bar page gives more information about the palladium bars that Valcambi Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.