5 gram gold bars are ideal for first time investors and investors looking to increase their gold portfolio from coins and other bullion. They also make great gifts for someone who is maybe considering investing in precious medals. Five gram pure gold bars are produced by three main mints: the Perth Mint, Credit Suisse, and PAMP Suisse. Those who are new to the precious metal market and are not loyal to a specific mint can rest assured that no matter which 5 gram gold bar you purchase, you will be receiving a high quality gold bullion product, as each of these three producers are world-renowned and trusted.
5 Gram Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is Australia's oldest operating refinery, established in 1899. The Perth Mint is located in Newburn, Australia and is a major tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors each month. This mint has always specialized in precious metals, gold in particular. The Perth Mint proudly displays the Kangaroo on their gold bars and coins as a symbol of Australia's Outback, where gold has been mined in commercial quantities since 1851.
The Perth Mint 5 gram pure gold bar is minted from 99.99% pure gold (.9999 fineness). These gold bars were introduced in 2010 and have quickly become popular with both collectors and investors. The front of these pure gold bars is stamped with the Perth Mint logo, which features a majestic swan, the purity "99.99%, PURE GOLD," and the weight "5 GRAM." The back of these gold bars is stamped with a repeating image of a hopping kangaroo. These gold bars are IRA acceptable and measure approximately 14 mm in width, 23.4 mm in height, and are 1.1 mm thick.
5 Gram Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse was established over 150 years ago, making it one of the oldest precious metal producers in the world. Credit Suisse pure gold bars are always on demand and are easy to sell and buy due to their impeccable reputation among investors. All Credit Suisse pure gold bars are produced in Switzerland at Valcambia. The Valcambi refinery is on the London Bullion Market Association “Good Delivery List,” adding to its pristine reputation and credibility. Credit Suisse pure gold bars are backed by the world renowned Credit Suisse Bank of Switzerland. This publicly traded bank is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
Credit Suisse produces two 5 gram gold bars: the Credit Suisse Liberty 5 gram gold bar and the Credit Suisse gold bar. Both are minted with pure gold at .9999 fineness. The front of the Credit Suisse 5 gram gold bar is stamped with the Credit Suisse name, weight of "5 g, FINE GOLD," purity of "999,9," and a unique serial number.
Collectors and anyone interesting in investing in gold are sure to appreciate the Credit Suisse Liberty 5 gram gold bar. The front of these 5 gram gold bars are adorned with the Statue of Liberty, while the back is stamped with the Credit Suisse name, weight, fineness, and the bar’s unique serial number. These Credit Suisse gold bars are sealed in tamper evident packaging and come with an assay card certifying the bar’s weight and fineness. They are also IRA acceptable, and measure approximately 14 mm in width, 23 mm in height, and are 1.12 mm thick.
5 Gram PAMP Suisse Pure Gold Bar
PAMP Suisse is one of, if not the most, recognizable brand name for physical gold bullion in the world. PAMP Suisse gold bars are of the highest quality available and are packaged to showcase the gold itself. These gold bars are attractive and cost effective, making them a popular choice among gold investors. Almost all PAMP Suisse gold bars include a serial number, which is stamped directly on the gold bar. Their bold blue casing displays the gold beautifully, while also providing protection. These bars also include assay and purity information on the reverse side. The PAMP Suisse tamper evident packaging is one of the reasons these gold bars are so popular in the secondary gold market.
Five gram pure gold bars by PAMP Suisse feature the familiar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna design on the front. Fortuna, the Roman goddess, held many positions in this ancient world, but perhaps her most notable position was the Roman goddess of fortune. She is also considered to be the personification of luck, for better or worse, in Roman religions. In this design, she is depicted blindfolded with a cornucopia of bounty. The reverse side of these PAMP Suisse 5 gram gold bars is stamped with the PAMP Suisse logo, its weight of "5 g FINE GOLD," purity of "999.9," and the gold bar’s unique serial number, which adds to their safety and helps avoid any counterfeiting. These gold bars are IRA acceptable and measure approximately 14 mm in width, 23.3 mm in height, and are 0.83 mm thick.
Five gram gold bars may not be the smallest gold bars, but they are still small enough to require careful handling. This is why almost every 5 gram gold bar will likely be encased in a protective plastic case. This type of encasing is referred to as an "assay" and helps to prevent counterfeit. With that said, there are 5 gram pure gold bars that are not encased that are absolutely legitimate. Gold bars not encased should be carefully stored, as they are susceptible to being misplaced or damaged. It is important to keep these pure gold bars safe and in the original mint condition for maximum value.
Premium Over Spot
First time investors should also become familiar with precious metal market terminology. Understanding what spot value means is crucial in determining the current price of gold in the market, and therefore the approximate cost of any gold bullion item. Gold is traded and exchanged thousands of times in just one day, and the value of the metal is also changing constantly to some degree. Spot price is the current price per ounce of gold. Premiums or incremental charges are often added to a gold product, and vary depending on the brand, size, seller, and other factors.