As one of the world's leading precious metals refineries and fabricators, PAMP is particularly well regarded for its pioneering spirit, as evidenced in 1977 by the introduction of a wide variety of decorative designs on the reverse side of its ingots, also known as 'small bars.'*
An industry first, the aim has been not only to extend the frontiers of bullion bar concepts, but also to place new emphasis on the intrinsic beauty - and therefore value - of precious metals overall. As a result, the extensive collection of decorative motifs has opened up new doors for ingots as a memorable gift, suitable for all occasions, in every market.
Today, PAMP controls more than half of the world market for gold bullion bars weighing less than 50-grams. The introduction of Fortuna-embellished silver, platinum and palladium bars has also met with resounding international success. Signed, Certified packaging guarantees the qualities, weight and assayed precious metal content of every bar leaving the refinery.
Motifs range from mythological and astrological themes to religious icons, and from historic monuments to botanical renderings.
The most famous of these designs is of course the exquisite Lady Fortuna™, which quickly became the calling card of PAMP. Hangers are available for pendant wear, along with proprietary, multi-colored holograms, as both a decorative and security feature.
Fortuna is the first decorative motif to ever decorate precious metals bullion, an emblem that has heralded PAMP's superior quality products and services worldwide for nearly a quarter century. Indeed, only the Roman goddess of fortune can so admirably convey the ideals and prestige of the world's leading independent precious metals refinery.
For centuries, buying gold has been recognized as one of the best ways to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power. Gold is a unique investment, one that has served mankind well for thousands of years. From the times of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has been fascinated with the beauty and magic of gold, and with its power to change men's lives. Gold bullion is real, honest money...and, many say, the best form of money the world has ever known. It is a store of value and a safe haven in times of crisis. Gold is rare, durable and does not wear out in the manner of lesser metals (or paper!) when passed from hand to hand. A small amount, easily carried, can purchase a significant amount of goods and services. It is universally accepted, and can be easily bought and sold around the world. Today, the beauty of a gold bar lies in its ability to diversify investments, protect wealth and preserve one's purchasing power. Gold bullion bars are real, tangible assets, and throughout history, have been an ideal store of value and an excellent hedge against inflation, deflation and political uncertainty. They are extremely liquid investments, easily stored and transported, and can be a uniquely private way to preserve one's wealth.
The first gold coins produced in America, the original $10 gold "Eagle" coins, were originally minted by the United States Mint starting in 1795. More than two hundred years later, U.S. gold coins—perhaps some of the greatest symbols of American liberty and freedom -- are still produced with levels of quality and beauty that one would expect of the United States Mint.
First released by the United States mint in 1986, the gold American Eagle is the first modern bullion coin to be authorized by the United States congress...and is backed by the US Mint for its weight, content and purity.
Each gold American eagle coin features striking imagery, symbolizing the American spirit and character. The obverse of the coin, originally designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the country's $20 gold piece minted from 1907 to 1933, carries the image of a full length figure of Lady Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. In the background can be seen the images of the sun rising and the United States Capitol dome. The obverse side of the coin also bears the inscription "Liberty" and contains both the date of issue and the individual mint mark of origin. The reverse side of the coin bears the image of a male bald eagle carrying an olive branch, flying towards his mate in a nest with their hatchlings.
American eagle gold coins are available coinsbullions.com website in four different sizes and denominations. The one-ounce gold American Eagle has a diameter of 32.7mm, a thickness of 2.87mm, a total weight of 1.0909 troy ounces (or 33.931 grams), contains one troy ounce of pure gold, and has a face value of $50. One-ounce gold American Eagles are sold in units of 10 one-ounce coins.
The half-ounce gold coin has a diameter of 27mm, a thickness of 2.24mm, a total weight of .5454 troy ounces (or 16.966 grams), contains a half- ounce of pure gold, and has a face value of $25. The quarter-ounce gold coin has a diameter of 22mm, a thickness of 1.83mm, a total weight of .2727 troy ounces (or 8.483 grams), contains a quarter-ounce of pure gold, and has a face value of $10. The tenth-ounce gold coin has a diameter of 16.5mm, a thickness of 1.19mm, a total weight of 0.1091 troy ounces (3.393 grams), contains a tenth-ounce of pure gold and has a face value of $5. American eagle gold coins provide investors with the means to diversify, balance and stabilize a well-rounded investment portfolio, all with the safety and backing of the United States government and the U.S. Dollar.
Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins are known and respected throughout the world because of the impeccable standards of quality mandated by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint's insistence upon flawless coins, the pure gold blanks from which gold coins are struck, has led to an enviable reputation among demanding investors and collectors. Its impeccable quality, pleasing design, and fine gold purity (at ninety-nine point nine-nine percent pure gold, or "four-nines" fine) has made the Canadian Maple leaf one of the preferred gold coins of investors around the world. In fact, the one troy ounce gold Canadian Maple Leaf has been in continuous production longer than any other pure gold bullion coin.
Each gold Maple Leaf coin features the image of Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth the second, along with the denomination and date of issue, on the obverse side...and an image of Canada's national symbol, the maple leaf (from which the coin derives its name), on the reverse side, along with the name of the country and the level of purity of the gold, listed in both English and French.
The classic one troy ounce coin, which measures 30mm in diameter with a thickness of 2.87mm, makes the coin approximately the same size as an extra thick United States half-dollar. The coin carries a face value of 50 Canadian Dollars. One ounce Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins are offered by coinsbullions.com in units of 10 one-ounce coins, and are available and the coins make a wonderful addition to any investment portfolio.
The half-ounce coin has a diameter of 25mm, and is 2.23mm thick, which gives this coin similar dimension to a double-stacked United States quarter, and carries a face value of 20 Canadian Dollars. The quarter-troy-ounce Canadian Maple Leaf coin has a diameter of 20mm, with a thickness of 1.78mm, and a face value of 10 Canadian Dollars. The tenth-ounce gold Maple Leaf has a diameter of 16mm and a thickness of 1.13mm, making it comparable in size to a United States dime, and carries a face value of 5 Canadian Dollars.
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by on 2012/04/26