Bartering and investing in precious metals has been done for thousands of years and historically, one of the most stable opportunities has been gold bullion. Gold has stood the test of time more than any other form of currency. It cannot be artificially reproduced, is a scarce commodity and has an inherent value – giving it unprecedented longevity and making it an appealing investment.
Gold Bullion is available in many forms and varieties, including the Fractional Gold Bar.
Fractional Gold Bars are produced by a wide-range of manufacturers. Unlike coins, private mints produce them and their designs are often simple and plain. However, some Fractional Gold Bars feature stunning designs and beautiful motifs – providing some additional value to collectors.
The variety of sizes of gold bars is far greater than any other type of gold, part of the reason why they are extremely popular and recognized internationally. Fractional Gold Bars are categorized as a gold bullion bar containing less than one troy ounce of gold. Many fractional bars are weighed in metric units of 100 grams, 50 grams, 10 grams and 1 gram. Traditional imperial measures are still used on many Fractional Gold Bars, making 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce gold bars popular with stackers.
It's easier to trade or sell gold bullion in small amounts so experienced investors value small gold bars because of their outstanding utility and liquidity. Many brands of Fractional Gold Bars are sold in sheets, each containing several bars that can be detached when necessary. In addition to making a versatile investment, the size specifications of a Fractional Gold Bar make them more convenient for storage in small bank safety deposit boxes or private home safes.
The amount of gold in each bullion bar may be small, but given the value of gold, even tiny gold bars have significant worth. With an extremely strong secondary market and excellent tamper evident packaging provided by assay cards (which protect each gold bar from harm or fraudulent activity), Fractional Gold Bars are an ideal means of adding to or starting your portfolio.