Gold & Silver Bars

Silver bars come in many different weights and are produced by many different companies. The difference between bars and coins is largely found in their premiums over spot. With most bars, save for rarer editions that are collected, the price over spot is going to be relatively minimal per ounce.
Gold bars are offered in several weights, and are produced by various mints. The most attractive advantage of gold bars over gold coins is that bars almost always have a lesser “premium” over the spot price of gold. When you buy a gold bar, you pay for the gold contained within the bar, as well as a small premium for the costs associated with producing bars. Some popular producers of gold bars are Credit Suisse, PAMP Suisse, Perth Mint, Sunshine Mint, OPM Metals, Valcambi and the Royal Canadian Mint.