Platinum is so similar in appearance to silver that when it was first discovered, it was named platin by the Spanish. This translates into English as little silver, and is fitting in more ways than one as platinum is only available in 1/100th the volume of silver within the Earths crust. Right now, you can buy 500 Gram Platinum Bars in varied conditions online at Provident Metals.
With your purchase of the 500 Gram Platinum Bar in this Provident Metals listing, the bars you receive will come inside plastic bags. The bars available here are in varied conditions with various designs based on the mint of origin. The bar may be new or like-new, while others may have minor scratches and scuffs or even heavy contact marks, dents, and other flaws.
Provident Metals offers these bars at random after your payment has cleared. We select bars to fulfill your order from available inventory at the moment your payment clears. We are not able to guarantee the design, mint of origin, or condition of the bar in advance. If you buy more than one, you may receive bars with matching designs and conditions.
The obverse and reverse fields of the 500 Gram Platinum Bars you receive in this listing vary based on the program the bar is issued in and the mint it is released by. Minted ingots tend to have designs on both the obverse and reverse, with typical designs reflecting the mint logo, weight, purity, and metal content, at a minimum. Other possible designs include serial numbers and/or an assayers mark. Simpler cast platinum bars may only have these types of markings on one side of the bar, with a blank reverse field.
Platinum naturally occurs in alluvial sands within rivers and streams. Pre-Columbian South American cultures used platinum in their art and artifacts, though modern scholars believe that it was not known at the time that the platinum was in use. Its similarity to silver and the fact that many artifacts were discovered secondhand and the platinum was often combined with gold.
If you have any questions, Provident Metals is here to help. Our team can assist you at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or via our email address.
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|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||16.0754 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||Varied Platinum|