Gold bars are an ideal and incredibly popular investment choice. Precious metals enthusiasts often turn to gold bars as a store of wealth when stock markets get shaky. Shopping for gold bars online showcases the true diversity of the market as gold bars come in various forms and weights from mints around the world. Provident Metals now offers 1/2 oz Gold Bars from Argor-Heraeus for you to purchase online.
When you purchase a 1/2 oz Gold Bar in this product listing, you receive a minted ingot from Argor-Heraeus in the mints signature sealed blister pack. The blister pack offers a protective capsule space for the 1/2 oz gold bar and features a black assay card with important verification information on the bar. On one side of the card, you will find the assayers signature with the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar. The other side of the card features the unique serial number assigned to each individual bar. Whether you buy one or several, each bar is individually packaged in one of these cards.
The obverse face of the 1/2 oz Gold Bar includes the only markings you will find on this product from Argor-Heraeus. Each bar has inscriptions arranged vertically down the face of the bar with the mint logo at the top. This logo includes an inner circle with AH initials and a ring around it that reads Argor Heraeus. Below that is the word Switzerland, the home nation of the mint. Other inscriptions on this side include 1/2 ounce, Fine Gold, 999,9. The assayers mark is stamped near the bottom along with an individual serial number.
On the reverse of these particular 1/2 oz Gold Bars there are no design elements or inscriptions. This field is left blank on purpose. You will notice that all of the bars available through this listing come with a six-digit serial number and that each bar is packaged with the obverse face of the bar lining up to the obverse side of the assay card so the two separate markings of the serial number are aligned for easy validation.
Argor-Heraeus was founded in Chiasso, Switzerland, in 1951 as the Argor SA refinery and mint. As of 1986, it has been known as Argor-Heraeus following a joint venture between then 100% owner UBS and the German Heraeus group.
Provident Metals customer service can field your questions on the phone at 800-313-3315. We are also available on the web through our live chat and email address features.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.
All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.
For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Argor Heraeus|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||.5 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Dimensions||84.22 x 84.22 x 4.36 mm|