Gold bars exist in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Many people are familiar with common sizes, such as 1 oz., 5 oz., and 10 oz. gold bars, but may be less familiar with gold bars measured in grams. This is in part due to the fact that the ounce is the common measurement of gold and other precious metals; spot prices for gold and other precious metals are, after all, per ounce. Regardless, gold bars, such as 2.5 gram gold bars, are equally as valuable as their counterparts measured in ounces, and contain several benefits of their own. Understand that one ounce is equal to 28.3495, so a 2.5 gram gold bar weighs about 0.09 ounces (rounded up slightly). Given the high cost of gold compared to other precious metals like silver, a 2.5 gram gold bar is much more affordable to more people than a gold bar weighing 1 oz. or more. ITM Trading sells 2.5 gram gold bars produced by Credit Suisse and PAMP Suisse.
2.5 Gram Gold Bars
Credit Suisse History
Credit Suisse is one of the world’s most popular and respected precious metals refineries. Pure gold bars by Credit Suisse are refined in Switzerland at Valcambi, and have been for decades. Beginning in 1967 and lasting through 1980, Credit Suisse owned an 80 percent stake in Valcambi. In 1980, Credit Suisse obtained complete ownership for the next 23 years. Then in 2003, Valcambi became a wholly-owned subsidiary of European Gold Refinery Holding. However, Credit Suisse pure gold bars continue to be refined by Valcambi today (2015). The Credit Suisse Bank of Switzerland backs and guarantees all gold bars refined and branded as Credit Suisse gold bars. Their reputation and quality makes them highly liquid, as investors and collectors are always seeking out these gold products.
Credit Suisse 2.5 Gram Gold Bar
The Credit Suisse 2.5 gram pure gold bar is one of the more popular choices for investors buying gold bars at this size. The bar is comprised of 99.99% pure 24 Karat gold. As with all Credit Suisse gold bars, the bar’s gold purity is back and guaranteed by the Credit Suisse bank. This gold bar contains 0.08038 troy ounces of gold (2.5 grams). Its dimensions are 22 mm x 13 mm x 0.6 mm. the obverse (front) side of the 2.5 gram Credit Suisse gold bar shows the "CREDIT SUISSE" logo at the top. Underneath, the bar’s weight of "2.5g," and the bar’s purity of "FINE GOLD 999.9" are written. The reverse (back) side of the bar features a repeating diagonal pattern of the Credit Suisse logo.