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Does anybody here buy 1 Gram Gold Bars?

CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,369 ✭✭✭✭✭

I know these are way over priced, but from time to time, I pickup a 1 Gram Sunshine Gold Bar. As far as these 1 gram gold bars go, Sunshine is my favorite.

Does anybody here ever buy 1 gram gold bars?

And if so, do you prefer a certain brand of 1 gram gold bar?

My favorite brand:


  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the Engelhard close to spot.

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the 25 packs. Something fun about seeing a bunch of little bars or coins in a three inch square

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  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nope. The premium is far too high.

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2, 2022 6:09PM

    As a novelty only. Mexican 2 pesos make more sense to me. We've discussed the danger of blister packs on several occasions. There's also the oversized premiums and the amount of space the packaging takes up all make them less than ideal to me. I've got a few, but just for conversation pieces at this point.

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  • MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Recently purchased an encapsulated Geiger bar as part of a 50th wedding anniversary gift (i.e., the "golden" anniversary).

    Image Source: https://www.geiger-edelmetalle.de/en/gold-bar-geiger-original-1-g-.9999-square-within-capsule-1223649.html

  • DeutscherGeistDeutscherGeist Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭✭

    Like others have said, the problem with 1 gram bars is that the premium is very high and the packaging takes up a lot of space. I did buy a few 1 gram Maple Leaf coins. The packaging is quite small and it's a high quality mintage. I think they make great gifts overall and its nice to have a few as conversation pieces.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not buy the small gold bars. I do have some small Mexican gold coins. I stick with the monetary type gold, mainly AGE's... Some Saints. Cheers, RickO

  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have purchased a few in the past. I'd buy more if the premiums weren't absurd.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bought a couple Perth bars a few months back because I was able to get them for pretty much spot. But I wouldn't touch them with the high premiums associated with them.

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  • USASoccerUSASoccer Posts: 445 ✭✭✭

    I love them because the resale is so kick ass; and most people can afford them

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never bought one. I was interested in those Valcambi CombiBars a few years back but couldn't stomach the premiums. 1/10 AGEs are about as small as I go for the personal stack. RGDS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 4, 2022 10:17AM

    When I first delved into gold bullion, I grabbed a bunch of the 1g fractionals - Engelhard , Johnson Matthey, sunshine, and others, but decided they were not for me and sent them all to a guy on Bullion stacker website. It was my first transaction over there and the guy had community rep so I sent them first and he gave me awesome feedback (and monies) when he got them.

    Today Engelhard 1g bars are going for $150 regularly on Ebay, so if you can find them at spot anywhere buy them immediately.

    It's all about what the people want...

  • alexercaalexerca Posts: 243 ✭✭✭

    Nope, premium to high! Long time ago I bought fractionals 1 /10 but paid 2 over spot! I buy 1 oz. Kangaroos now or any gold people will sell at $20 or less premium. I can buy Kangaroos at 50 all day long and I'll probably buy 10 or 20 shortly!

  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,941 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't collect them, but I go a great deal here on the BST forum a while back:

  • clarke442clarke442 Posts: 598 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,489 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @clarke442 said:

    What power did you have your microscope set at?

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  • TurboSnailTurboSnail Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @USMC_6115 said:
    I don't collect them, but I go a great deal here on the BST forum a while back:

    Yup. Got those for 30-40 dollars each back in the days just to host a gold bar giveaway on this board. lol

  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,941 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TurboSnail said:

    @USMC_6115 said:
    I don't collect them, but I go a great deal here on the BST forum a while back:

    Yup. Got those for 30-40 dollars each back in the days just to host a gold bar giveaway on this board. lol

    Yep, can't get them for that anymore... Ha, I just checked Ebay for kicks and can't find any of these ones for sale..

  • VikingDudeVikingDude Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭

    I've bought them for my kids' "golden birthday".

  • OnlyGoldIsMoneyOnlyGoldIsMoney Posts: 3,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I purchased some 1 gram gold in the red and blue Engelhard assay cards as part of my Engelhard items collection. Otherwise I don't bother with them.

  • JDsCoinsJDsCoins Posts: 135 ✭✭✭

    I love the MapleGrams if I can get them for a reasonable price

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At the right price, so no.

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,369 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Picked this one up at my LCS last February for $75.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 23, 2022 11:59AM

    I saw this and thought 1/10 GRAM.
    Would be good as a test piece to see how long it would stay in a gold pan processing paydirt.
    Priced way out of sight (talk about premium's) then someone went ahead and bit the carrot...it pays to advertise.

  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭

    Mostly for gifts. Of the gram bars I've bought I like the holographic Argor-Heraueus Kinebar.

  • fcfc Posts: 12,788 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2, 2022 11:49PM

    I could never stomach the premiums on 1 gram bars and never got a chance to buy them near spot. I only bite on these smaller bars like the 5s or 10s when I can get them cheaply. Got a 10 gram bar at spot this black friday. Maybe one day.

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