Many precious metal investors that buy palladium bars choose PAMP Suisse as their preferred mint. PAMP is a privately owned mint and refiner of precious metals that is based in Switzerland. The letters PAMP that stand for "Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux" have become a quality brand in the precious metal market due to the exquisite craftsmanship of all PAMP bars. Minted PAMP Suisse palladium bars bear the image of Lady Fortuna - the Roman goddess of fortune - on their front side. This artistic design which was the first-ever design to appear on a precious metal bullion bar is stamped into the bar with special dies. The reverse side of each minted bar shows the PAMP Suisse logo, purity and weight information, the assayer's stamp and a unique serial number.
PAMP offers both cast and minted palladium bullion bars in a wide variety of different sizes. All the bars are produced at the mint's state-of-the-art refinery out of 99.95% pure palladium. Cast bars are produced in larger sizes between 1 kg and 6 kg. PAMP Suisse's minted palladium bars are available in many different sizes ranging from 1 gram up to 1 kg. The only Divisible Bars that include palladium segments (4 x 2.5 gram) are the 16 x 2.5 gram Multi Metal Multigram Divisible Bars. American buyers that are investing in palladium for their retirements can of course include PAMP palladium bars in their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's).
As one of the higher end producers of precious metal bars, PAMP Suisse produces both minted and cast palladium bars. Minted palladium bars are die-struck and display an artistic design on the front side. They are produced in sizes ranging from 1 gram up to 1 kg. Cast palladium bars are hand-poured and just display the PAMP logo, palladium purity and weight, the assayer's stamp - Essayeur Fondeur - and a unique serial number on the front. The cast palladium bars are larger in size than the minted bars and range in size from 1 kg up to 6 kg.
The table above lists all manufactured sizes of the minted Fortuna palladium bars. However, most precious metal dealers only offer a limited selection of palladium bullion bars in their repertoire. Most PAMP palladium bar sizes are denominated in grams which is not surprising since PAMP Suisse is based in Europe where the metric system is predominently used. The smallest of these just weighs 1 gram but not all dealers offer such small palladium bars in their catalog. Sizes of the minted palladium bullion bars go up to 1 kg bars. In addition to the gram-denominated sizes, there are also PAMP Suisse palladium bars that are denominated in troy ounces. The largest PAMP Suisse palladium bar is a 6 kg cast bar. Such large bars are rarely (if ever) sold online though. The popular Divisible Bars are not available as a palladium-only product. However, the 16 x 2.5 gram Multi Metal Multigram Divisible Bars that PAMP Suisse offers contain four 2.5 gram segments each out of gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The segments can be detached from each other. If you are looking for palladium bars that can be broken down into smaller segments, you might want to consider Valcambi Suisse's 50 x 1 gram Palladium CombiBars.
As far as the design of the palladium bars is concerned, PAMP currently doesn't offer the manifold choices that it offers for its gold and silver bars. In fact, all PAMP Suisse's minted palladium bullion bars show Lady Fortuna - the Roman goddess of fate and fortune. That was the first artistic design that ever appeared on precious metals bars. The highly collectible special religious, love-themed and Chinese Lunar designs that exist for PAMP's gold and silver bars are not available for its palladium bars (yet). Besides the minted bars that bear the Lady Fortuna design, PAMP also offers a limited selection of larger-sized cast (hand-poured) palladium bars that are unadorned. These bars range in size from 1 kg up to 6 kg.
The quality of all PAMP products is checked by independent assayers that are accredited by the Swiss Federal Bureau for the Control of Precious Metals. All PAMP Suisse precious metal bars are individually registered and sold in tamper-proof CertiPAMP™ packaging with an assay card that guarantees the authenticity, weight and purity of the bar. Unique serial numbers appear on the bars and are repeated on the accompanying assay certificate.
The larger PAMP palladium bars (that are cheaper to produce) are of course available for lower premiums than the smaller bars.
The front of minted PAMP Suisse palladium bullion bars features the image of a blindfolded Lady Fortuna - the Roman goddess of fate and fortune - holding a cornucopia filled with coins.
Cast bars display the PAMP Suisse logo on top. The 99.95% palladium purity and bar weight appears in the middle underneath the logo. At the bottom of the front side of cast bars appears the assayer's stamp - Essayeur Fondeur - and a unique serial number.
The reverse side of minted bars features the PAMP Suisse logo, weight and purity information, the assayer's stamp - Essayeur Fondeur - and a unique serial number. Cast palladium bars have a plain backside without any designs or inscriptions.
PAMP Suisse produces both cast and minted gold bars out of 99.99% pure gold. The bars are manufactured at its state-of-the-art refinery in Switzerland in a wide variety of sizes ranging from a tiny 0.3 gram all the way up to giant 400 oz Good Delivery gold bars. PAMP Suisse gold bars are usually readily available from many dealers. Cast gold bars display the PAMP Suisse logo on top followed by the 99.99% gold purity, bar weight, assayer's stamp and serial number. This information appears on the reverse of minted gold bars which generally feature some kind of artistic design on the front. The image of a blindfolded Lady Fortuna - the Roman goddess of fate and fortune - is the most commonly found frontal design but Chinese Lunar, religious and even love-themed designs exist as well. PAMP Suisse gold bullion bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.
The PAMP Suisse Gold Bar page gives more information about the gold bars that PAMP Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.
PAMP Suisse Silver Bars are minted at the company's refinery in Switzerland out of 99.9% fine silver. Perhaps no other mint produces silver bars in so many different sizes and with so many different designs. The smallest minted silver bars that PAMP Suisse offers weigh just 2.5 gram and the largest 1 kg. Cast silver bars weighing 1,000 oz also exist but are rarely sold online. Minted silver bars are available with many kinds of artistic designs on the front. "Lady Fortuna" is the most common of these designs but Chinese Lunar, religious and even love-themed designs exist as well. Cast silver bars just show the PAMP Suisse logo, 99.9% purity, bar weight, assayer's stamp and serial number on the front side of the bar. That info appears on the reverse of minted bars. PAMP Suisse silver bullion bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.
The PAMP Suisse Silver Bar page gives more information about the silver bars that PAMP Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.
PAMP Suisse offers both cast and minted platinum bullion bars in many different sizes. The bars are produced at PAMP's refinery in Switzerland out of 99.95% pure platinum. Minted platinum bars are available in sizes ranging from 1 gram up to 1 kg and with two different designs that appear on the front. The image of Lady Fortuna holding a cornucopia filled with coins is the most commonly used design. The other available design that is available for 1 gram and 5 gram PAMP Suisse platinum bars shows the American Statue of Liberty. Cast platinum bars are available in sizes between 1 kg and 6 kg. These larger bars just show the PAMP Suisse logo, purity and weight, assayer's stamp and in most cases a serial number on the front side of the bar. That info appears on the reverse of minted bars. PAMP Suisse platinum bullion bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.
The PAMP Suisse Platinum Bar page gives more information about the platinum bars that PAMP Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.