Credit Suisse is known and respected worldwide as a leading financial institution. However, it is also involved in the refining of precious metals and commissions the production of gold, silver and platinum bars. The bullion products of Credit Suisse are often a bit more affordable than those of other leading brands but they are only available in a limited number of different sizes. Investors who want to buy their precious metals with the lowest possible premium over the spot price often choose Credit Suisse over other brands. They are rewarded with high purity bullion (99.99% for gold) without fancy designs (with the exception of the Liberty bars, which bear the likeness of the Statue of Liberty on their reverse side) from one of the most respected financial institutions in the world.
Credit Suisse is one of the leading financial institutions in the world. Its headquarter is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Production of Credit Suisse's products takes place at the Valcambi Suisse Mint in Balerna (Swiss canton of Ticino).
Credit Suisse was founded by Alfred Escher in 1856 and was originally named "Schweizerische Kreditanstalt" (Swiss Credit Institution). In its early days, the bank was instrumental in the financing of Switzerland’s first railways and it made great contributions in the development of a functioning currency system. After both World Wars, Credit Suisse funded reconstruction projects in many countries. Credit Suisse is estimated to have been one of the least affected financial institutions in the world's financial crisis of 2008.
Credit Suisse's reputation and long history as a leading financial institution together with the relatively low premiums for their high purity bullion products makes them a popular choice with investors worldwide.
Credit Suisse stamps unique serial numbers on almost all their precious metal bars. That makes it possible for investors to check the authenticity of their purchased bullion bars online. Besides the serial number, each bar's front side is stamped with the Credit Suisse company logo as well as the precious metal's weight and purity. Most Credit Suisse gold bars are stamped with the logo of the assayer below the weight and purity information and above the serial number. The assayer’s logo contains ‘CHI’ in a circle with the text ‘Essayeur Fondeur’. That is the assayer's stamp used by the Valcambi Suisse Mint, the company charged with producing Credit Suisse's bullion bars.
Credit Suisse provides further verification of authenticity by encasing most of their precious metal bars in protective plastic with an assay card. The information contained on the assay card is the same as on the front side of the bar.
Credit Suisse's bullion is produced by the Valcambi Suisse Mint. Valcambi uses the assayer’s logo ‘CHI’ in a circle accompanied by the text ‘Essayeur Fondeur’. That stamp appears on almost every Credit Suisse bar. Valcambi Suisse is accredited from the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the Dubai Multi Commodity Center (DMCC), the New York Commodities Exchange (COMEX), the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM), the Central Office of Precious Metal Control in Switzerland and the Swiss Association of Manufacturers and Traders in Precious Metals.
The Valcambi Suisse refinery is certified according to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
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Credit Suisse2 gram Liberty bar
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