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Umicore 1g Gold Bar in Assay Card

Umicore 1g Gold Bar

Buy a Umicore 1g Gold Bar in Assay Card

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These new Umicore one gram gold bars are a brilliant gift option and a great entry-level to possess gold at very affordable prices. Gold bullion bars such as the 1g ingots offered here are affordable for nearly all budgets. Umicore is a multinational materials technology company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and its refinery received LBMA accreditation in 2013. It took its current company form in 1989 and now employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide. Their bullion bar products are highly renowned for their environmentally friendly credentials, with the company being a leader in producing base and precious metals from recycled material. On each bar, Umicore's refinery stamp is visible alongside the weight, fineness and a unique serial number. Dimension specifications for the 1g gold bar itself are 15.00 mm x 8.50 mm x 0.50 mm, housed in a protective plastic assay card. The bar is smaller than a decimal penny coin, but the assay card is the same size as a typical credit card. If this product is showing as unavailable, you can sign up to our convenient 'Track Product' option to receive a handy notification once they're back in stock. As investment gold, these Umicore gold bars are sold VAT free. The Britannia Coin Company offers free shipping on UK orders.
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New Umicore one gram gold bars available at great prices Trom the Britannia Coin Company of Royal Wootton Bassett.

Umicore (Union Minière)

Umicore can trace its earliest roots back to the early 19th century when Emperor Napoleon granted Jean-Jacques Dony control of the Vieille-Montagne zinc mine, which is close to the modern-day Belgian-German border. However, the main root of the current Umicore company established itself as the Union Minière du Haut Katanga (UMHK, Mining Union of Upper Katanga) in 1906, working primarily as a copper mine in the Congo. It was heavily supported by the colonial government and soon became a world leader in the supply of metals such as copper, uranium and cobalt. Precious metals such as gold and silver were also mined and refined, but the UMHK mainly focussed on base metals and heavy metals during this time. 

After the company's nationalisation at the hands of President Mobutu Sese Seko, the UMHK rebranded itself as Union Minière in 1968, reflecting its forced departure from in the Katanga Province in the Congo. Having suddenly lost the vast majority of its business, it was formally taken over by Société Général de Belgique and realigned itself to more European interests.

Later on in 1989, the company started to take its present-day form when the merger of its subsidiary companies (Metallurgie Hoboken-Overpelt, Vieille-Montagne and Mechim) transformed Union Minière into a multinational, integrated materials technology company. To reflect this change, the company rebranded again in 2001, taking up its current name Umicore.

Buy Umicore 1g Gold Bars

Umicore gold 1 gram bars are an excellent choice to add to a gold stack or to give as a gift to someone close to you. Each bar contains 0.0322 troy ounces of pure gold and has a fineness of 24 carat (0.9999). 

Brand Umicore
Dimensions (mm) 15.00 x 8.50 x 0.50
Weight 1 gram
Gold Content 0.0322 troy ounces
Fineness 0.9999
Our Price £84.64

Being in new condition, these Umicore gold bars are issued sealed in a protective assay card. This plastic packaging doubles up as the bar's official certificate and includes the fineness, weight, serial number and a copy of the assayer's signature. Storing these Umicore bars is fairly straightforward, fitting neatly inside home safes, under the floorboards on in safe deposit boxes.

Small Gold Bars

A question we occasionally get asked at The Britannia Coin Company is if buying small gold bars is a worthwhile option.

'Gold 1 gram gold bars tend to be bought as gift options or novelty items, with investor attention drawn to bars and coins in bigger sizes. This is because small gold bars, usually sized under 20 grams, have more expensive premiums on them because of the costs associated with their production.'

That shouldn't deter you from considering 1 gram gold bars though! If you buy several bars, you have the option to sell on part of your portfolio at a later date. This isn't possible if you buy just the one larger-sized coin or bar. As well as this, one gram gold bars are nominally inexpensive, making them affordable for all budgets.

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