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Pricing vintage assay bars? (gold)

DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

Can anyone give me any insight on typical market value or pricing of vintage gold bars? Specifically assay bars from the mid 20th century, what is the typical premium over spot price for the gold? Im sure theres variables such as the quality of the stamps, and obviously the condition but just a typical ball park figure for how they tend to be priced. Thanks in advance, Dan.

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  • It really depends on the refiner, type of bar, collector interest, and perceived rarity, stamp quality, imperfections, etc. There are sometimes details or subtle differences only the more knowledgeable may possibly recognize. It can't be summed up easily in a paragraph here. For vintage silver or gold you can find some sales records throughout various places online. People use worthpoint, Facebook groups, Instagram, ebay, forums, auctions/auction houses, and often gather information from more knowledgeable collectors. Sometimes past data is hard to interpret because the value or interest may have grown. I may be able to look at item or 2 up if you have something specific that you are trying to value. The larger rare bars [which I assume maybe you are referring to] may only show up in some of the larger auction houses. I am only familiar with this topic a little because vintage silver bars are my hobby. I dont go after these high end items, let alone large gold bars.

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Silveryfire said:
    It really depends on the refiner, type of bar, collector interest, and perceived rarity, stamp quality, imperfections, etc. There are sometimes details or subtle differences only the more knowledgeable may possibly recognize. It can't be summed up easily in a paragraph here. For vintage silver or gold you can find some sales records throughout various places online. People use worthpoint, Facebook groups, Instagram, ebay, forums, auctions/auction houses, and often gather information from more knowledgeable collectors. Sometimes past data is hard to interpret because the value or interest may have grown. I may be able to look at item or 2 up if you have something specific that you are trying to value. The larger rare bars [which I assume maybe you are referring to] may only show up in some of the larger auction houses. I am only familiar with this topic a little because vintage silver bars are my hobby. I dont go after these high end items, let alone large gold bars.

    Sending you a pm

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    About $1965 Ozt on 6/8/23. RGDS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @blitzdude said:
    About $1965 Ozt on 6/8/23. RGDS!

    Thanks, Blitz....always so helpful 🙄

    :D He's not necessarily Wrong, just at the starting line.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @blitzdude said:
    About $1965 Ozt on 6/8/23. RGDS!

    Thanks, Blitz....always so helpful 🙄

    I gave you completely accurate information. What more could I possibly of done to "help" you? Perhaps you want me to locate and purchase for you? Not a chance. RGDS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,905 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do they have US government assay stamps ?

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @blitzdude said:
    About $1965 Ozt on 6/8/23. RGDS!

    Thanks, Blitz....always so helpful 🙄

    I gave you completely accurate information. What more could I possibly of done to "help" you? Perhaps you want me to locate and purchase for you? Not a chance. RGDS!

    Im more than capable of looking up current spot price. Obviously, a vintage US Assay bar is not going to be had at spot, and if it were id buy them all, and so would you. I never asked for anyone to do any research, locate one, or buy one for me. I was asking if anyone with previous experience with these items had any insight about how they are priced, to which your reply indicates that you do not.

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