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Valcambi sa, an international gold refiner and bar manufacturer based in Switzerland, has debuted their new CombiBar, a .999 gold or silver, credit card sized “bar” that can be broken into 1 gram increments for smaller transactions.
For those who invest in precious metals as a form of barter or alternative currency, the traditionally higher premiums on small gold bars are cost-prohibitive to many buyers, making silver much more attractive due to its lower cost per ounce and ease of use in transactions.
Gold is typically reserved for larger purchases or as a store of wealth, until now. The CombiBar allows an investor to purchase 50 gram or 100 gram “bars” that can snap apart into individual, smaller “bars” or sheets. The cards are available in .999 silver, palladium, and platinum!
It should be noted that like all precious metal purchases, there is a premium, and according to my figures, the CombiBar runs approximately 15-25% higher than spot price, depending on what precious metal you purchase.
Typical bullion prices only command a 5-10% premium, so it boils down to, “Are you willing to spend a bit more now for easier use in the future? Or is it not worth it?”
Valcambi mints the CombiBar in the DIN A8 format, meeting the highest optical standards, thereby guaranteeing investors the best quality bullion products..
Breaking apart easily into “micro bars” with no loss of metal during separation, the CombiBar gives investors more choice in managing their physical gold and silver holdings. - Valcambi Gold website
This article should not be considered financial advice, nor do I have any form of relationship with the mentioned company or product.
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