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Gold Bar Minting Companies - Buy Online | The Gold Bullion Co

Gold Bars and the Minting Companies

For over a thousand years, gold has been a safe and secure way to store wealth and invest. Gold is one of the safest investment options on the planet. It can be counted on to hold its value, especially when other investment options are more volatile.

In recent years, the impact of Brexit and the election of President Donald Trump in America has caused the price of gold to surge, as more investors brought gold into their portfolio.

Even inexperienced investors, pension funds and pensioners are buying gold, since price fluctuations aren’t subject to the same risks as other asset classes, such as company stocks, currencies or mutual funds. When the economy is down, gold goes up. It consistently proves the safest bet, as an investment, something to collect which holds value and to pass onto future generations.

Weights and Authenticity

Gold bars held in central reserve banks, as a real and figurative backstop against currency fluctuations - and traded amongst serious gold bullion investors weighs 400-troy-ounce (12.4 kg or 438.9 ounces), known as the Good Delivery gold bar. Whereas, the most common weight found in collections and investment portfolios is the Kilobar (1000 grams, or 1kg; 32.15 troy ounces).

Unlike gold ingots, whereby molten gold is poured into a mould, Kilobar's are minted, from refined gold blanks and cut into the required dimension from a flat piece of gold. Minted gold always has smooth and even surfaces.

To prevent fraud and counterfeit bars entering circulation - a problem the industry has faced for over one thousand years - gold mint companies either brand bars with hallmarks and registered serial numbers or assign certificates of authentication to each and every bar. Never buy gold without a way to verify the provenance back to the gold mint that produced the bar.

Around the world, there are dozens of companies that mint, produce, buy, sell and store gold. Some were founded centuries ago. The Gold Bullion Company, located in Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter, has extensive knowledge of the precious metals market and only trades gold bars from the world’s most respected and trusted mint companies. Here is some more information about the mints we worth with.

Gold Bar Minting Companies

PAMP Group

PAMP Suisse Gold Bars are created by Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (artistic precious metals products) known as PAMP Group, with a head office in Ticino, Switzerland and a network of Group offices in the world’s key precious metals markets.

Founded in 1977, PAMP is an innovator, accredited as ‘Good Delivery’ by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM), several leading futures markets, Dubai, Shanghai commodities exchange and the Swiss National Bank. PAMP holds three ISO accreditations and is one of only three refineries to sit as a designated ‘referee’ by the LBMA and the LPPM.

The Perth Mint

Perth Mint Gold Bars are one of Western Australia’s largest exports, with $18 billion worth of gold, silver and platinum bullion bars and coins sold to investors in over 100 countries every year. The Perth Mint has been producing gold bars and other precious metal products and coins for over 120 years, since the first Australian gold rushes.

It is also worth noting that The Perth Mint is the only Australian mint producing company accredited for gold and silver production by the London Bullion Market Association (LMBA).


Umicore Gold Bars can be produced as part of the companies precious metals management and recycling process. Umicore, with its headquarters in Germany, is a global leader in the supply and handling of all precious metals, including gold bars.

Umicore is entrusted with the physical delivery of gold across the world, with a network of precious metal refineries and banks working closely together to ensure the safe transport and storage of gold bars.

Emirates Gold

Emirates Gold Bars
have been produced, bought and sold in Dubai for over 25 years. Emirates Gold is the most respected and trusted gold refinery in the Arabic and Gulf region, responsible for the rise of Dubai as a gold producer, with the backing and support of the Dubai Government.

Known for high levels of quality and integrity, Emirates Gold has the following accreditations: ISO 9001 for quality, ISO 14001 for environmental management, OHSAS 18001 for health and safety, and ISO 10002 for customer satisfaction.

Emirates Gold Bars have a popular rose embossed version, investment grade, which can come in any size from 1 gram to 100 grams.


Metalor Gold Bars, produced by Metalor Technologies SA, an international Swiss-based precious metal producer, are amongst the highest quality gold bars in the world. With 17 subsidiaries and partners around the world and dozens of ISO and other quality certifications, Metalor prides itself on the refinery process, innovation and customer service.

Metalor is also one of a select group of companies which has been designated a ‘referee’ by the LBMA and the LPPM.

Valcambi Suisse

Valcambi Gold Bars are respected the world over by investors and collectors alike. With a proud 56 year history, Valcambi was founded by a group of private Swiss investors, with an expertise in precious metals. Today Valcambi is fully owned by Global Gold Refineries Ltd (GGR) in Switzerland, which is owned by REL Singapore PTE Ltd (95%) and Rajesh Exports Limited (5%).

Valcambi produces a range of minted gold bars, from 1 gram to 1000 grams, in Au, Ag, Pt, Pd metal options, and a finesse rating of 999,9. Every bar comes with a serial number certification.

Baird & Co., Bullion Merchants

Baird & Co Gold Bars are expertly produced by a proud family-owned company, founded in 1967 by the late Tony Baird, and now still owned and operated by his family.

Baird & Co. is one of the UK’s leading full-service bullion traders, manufacturers and refiners. The main refinery, processing centre and factory are housed in 30,000 square feet of highly secured premises in East London, not far from the banks of Canary Wharf and London City Airport.

Find out more about every gold mint manufacturer and refinery we work with on our website. Buy gold online through The Gold Bullion Company. You can buy from us in complete confidence, and we pride ourselves that our customer service is second to none.