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Merrill Lynch Cast 1 oz Gold Bar

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Produced during the 1970s, these Merrill Lynch gold bars are an intriguing option for gold investors. The bars were originally offered to Merrill Lynch customers as investment products following the repeal of gold ownership restrictions by Gerald Ford. With their high purity levels and fascinating backstory, these bars carry plenty of appeal for gold-buying enthusiasts. Provident Metals currently offers 1 oz Merrill Lynch Cast Gold Bars for purchase online.

Bar Highlights:

  • Arrives in protective plastic packaging!
  • Vintage gold bar from Merrill Lynch!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The obverse field depicts the Merrill Lynch logo.
  • On the reverse, there is a blank field.

When you order 1 oz Merrill Lynch Cast Gold Bars from Provident Metals, they will arrive to you in protective plastic packaging. Each of these bars consists of investment-grade .9999 pure gold. The bars were produced through the casting process, which differs from standard minted bars. Rather than being cut into individual pieces from sheets, the metal is liquified and poured into a pre-fabricated mold. The metal quickly dries and is then stamped with the requisite hallmarks and brand details. There is no difference in quality when it comes to casting versus minted bars. Rather, investors often choose between the two based on aesthetic preference alone.


On the obverse of 1 oz Cast Gold Bars, you will find the Merrill Lynch company logo. This design consists of a bull, which represents power and aggression. In the context of investing, the bull refers to a bull market. This term describes a rise in prices, signaling market growth and prosperity. The reverse side of these bars features a blank field. Keep in mind that various dents and striations could be present here. This is merely a result of the casting process and is not considered a flaw.


On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 1602. This order prohibited U.S. citizens from possessing gold coins, bullion, and certificates. The government stated that the hoarding of gold had contributed to economic stagnation, which only further worsened the depression. The act was finally repealed when President Gerald Ford signed a bill allowing for the private ownership of gold once again. This was then codified into law, becoming effective on December 31, 1974.


Should you have questions, feel free to ask. Provident Metals customer service is available to assist you at 800-313-3315. You can also connect with us on the web via our live chat and email.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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.

When will my order ship?

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.

Can I choose the method of 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.

Will I need to sign for my package?

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.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Condition Secondary Market
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.2 x .5 x .3
Provident ID 3993755