Valcambi Suisse is a renowned private mint and refiner of precious metals that is based in Switzerland. Precious metal investors that choose to buy platinum bars with the Valcambi logo will find minted platinum bars available in many different sizes. Additionally, Valcambi also produces Good Delivery cast platinum bars that are mostly bought by institutional investors. All Valcambi platinum bars are 99.95% pure and the fineness and weight of each bar is guaranteed by the mint. The front side of minted Valcambi Suisse platinum bars displays the company's stylized logo followed by the bar weight, platinum purity, assayer's stamp and serial number and the reverse just shows the Valcambi Suisse name amidst a line pattern.
Minted Valcambi platinum bullion bars are available in the sizes of 1 oz, 50 gram, 100 gram, 500 gram and 1 kg. Cast platinum bars are only made in one single size, the brick-shaped 4914.5 gram Good Delivery bars. Valcambi's popular CombiBars that can be divided up into smaller bar segments are also made out of platinum, albeit only in the single size of 50 x 1 gram. American consumers that are investing in platinum for their retirements can of course include Valcambi bars in their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's).
|Weight||Purity||Width x Height||Thickness|
|1 oz||99.95%||22 x 38 mm||2.05 mm|
|50 gram||99.95%||24 x 41 mm||2.60 mm|
|100 gram||99.95%||27 x 47 mm||4 mm|
|500 gram||99.95%||40 x 90 mm||6.90 mm|
|1 kg||99.95%||53 x 117 mm||8 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 platinum bullion bars but many investors primarily know Valcambi for its minted CombiBars. The weight and purity of each Valcambi platinum bar is guaranteed. An included assay card serves as the mint's guarantee and the assayer's stamp - "CHI Essayeur Fondeur" appears on the platinum bars as well.
Minted Valcambi platinum bars are currently offered in the five sizes of 1 oz, 50 gram, 100 gram, 500 gram and 1 kg (see table above). The bars display Valcambi's logo on the top with the bar weight, 99.95% platinum purity, assayer's stamp and serial number underneath it. The Valcambi Suisse name is stamped onto the reverse of the bars amidst a line pattern. Unlike other producers, Valcambi doesn't mint platinum bars with artistic designs/images. The company's popular CombiBars are also available out of platinum. Platinum CombiBars are single thin divisible platinum bars which means that the bars can be broken up into smaller bar segments. Whereas the CombiBars out of gold and silver are available in many different sizes, Platinum CombiBars are only offered in the single configuration of 50 x 1 gram.
Valcambi's cast platinum bars are limited to one single size, 4914.5 gram Good Delivery bars with their typical brick shape. These 99.95% pure cast bars are almost never sold online though. The Valcambi Suisse name appears on the front of these cast bars whereas it appears on the reverse of Valcambi's minted platinum bars. The stylized company logo appears underneath the name followed by the platinum purity, assayer's stamp, bar weight, serial number and year of production. The latter only appears on these large cast platinum bars. Minted bars do not show the year of production on them.
The larger minted Valcambi Suisse platinum bars (that are cheaper to produce) are generally available for lower premiums over the spot price of the metal.
At the top of the front side of each minted Valcambi Suisse platinum bar you'll find the company's stylized logo (without the name). In the middle lining up with the bar's right edge appears the bar weight and platinum purity information (for example: 1 oz platinum 999,5). Underneath that info is where the assayer's stamp "Essayeur Fondeur" and a unique serial number is engraved.
The front of the 50 x 1 gram Platinum CombiBars is made up of all the bar's individual segments. Each segment shows the Valcambi logo, weight of each segment, platinum 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 4914.5 gram cast Valcambi platinum bullion bar shows the company name, logo, platinum purity and assayer's stamp on the top part of the front of the bar. The bar weight, serial number and year of production appears on the lower part.
The minted platinum bars only have the mint's name valcambi suisse stamped on the reverse side amidst a pattern of lines. 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 50 x 1 gram CombiBars displays the mint's name, logo, platinum purity, assayer's stamp, full bar weight and serial number. All this info appears spread out over the full bar so some individual segments show fragments of this information whereas other bar segments are blank on their reverse.
Valcambi Suisse produces both cast and minted gold bars. CombiBars that can be divided up into smaller segments are perhaps the most popular kind of Valcambi gold bars. Minted gold bars of 99.99% purity are currently produced in 11 different sizes ranging from 1 gram bars up to 1 kg bars. The minted Gold CombiBars are also 99.99% pure and currently available in the five configurations of 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. Valcambi's cast gold bars are currently offered in ten different sizes ranging from 20 gram bars up to Good Delivery 400 oz bars. The cast bars are mostly 99.99% pure as well but cast gold bars with 99.9% and 99.5% purity are produced as well. Valcambi Suisse gold bars are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA.
The Valcambi Suisse Gold Bar page gives more information about the gold bars that Valcambi Suisse produces and allows you to compare current prices.
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 1,000 oz. The Good Delivery 1,000 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 Valcambi silver 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 silver bullion 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.
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 minted Valcambi palladium 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.