The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bars Worldwide

Published by Grendon International Research Pty Ltd (1998)

Compiled by Nigel Desebrock
344 pages
Printed in colour
Size: 300 mm x 200 mm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Case bound with soft cover and boxed for delivery
ISBN: 0 646 34491 9

“...tremendously impressed with the scope and quality of information in The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bars Worldwide. With its comprehensive treatment and elegant photographs, this volume should find a place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the gold business.”
GFMS Limited, London

The only reference work of its kind, this book contains a wealth of technical information on the enormous range of standard, innovative and unusual gold bars available worldwide, accompanied by over 950 colour photographs and illustrations.

In addition, this authoritative publication provides comprehensive background details on the world’s accredited refiners and bar manufacturers: who they are, where they are, who owns them and what bars they produce.


Table Of Contents

INDUSTRY SUPPORT 3
FOREWORD 4
PREFACE 5
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 6
ACCREDITATION 11
Accredited dates 14
Locations 16
Ownership 18
THE INDUSTRY COLLECTION 21
Company representation 24
Exhibitions of the Industry Collection 28
STANDARD GOLD BARS 37
Bar weights 38
Bar purities 40
Gold weight conversion tables 41
Serial numbering systems 42
Kilobars 44
Smaller cast bars - grammes 64
Small cast bars - ounces 78
Tola bars 82
Tael bars 86
Baht bars 94
Standard minted bars - grammes 96
Standard minted bars - ounces 110
Standard minted bars - issued by banks 114
Other standard minted bars: chi, don, tael, tolas 116
Tezabi bars 120
INNOVATIVE AND UNUSUAL GOLD BARS 123
Minted
Kinebars 124
Standard decorative minted bars 128
Pendant bar shapes 132
Fine Art bars 138
Koban bars 139
Commemorative bars 140
Hologram bars 142
Full colour bars 143
Rainbow bars 144
Bullion watches 145
Fine gold cards 146
Historical ‘gold leaf’ bars 148
Gold fillet bars 149
Cast
Unusual cast bars 150
Model bars 152
Garimpo dore bars 153
Mine dore bars 154
GOOD DELIVERY BARS 157
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) 158
- Melters and Assayers 1934-1996 160
- London Good Delivery bars 166
New York Mercantile Exchange: COMEX Division 222
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) 228
Commodities and Futures Exchange, São Paulo (BM&F) 230
Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, Hong Kong (CG&SES) 232
Gold Trader Association, Bangkok (GTA) 234
US Dollar gold prices since 1930 235
SUPPLEMENTARY SECTIONS 237
Manufacture of gold bars 238
Gold bar packaging 242
Summary of gold bars by company 248
GOLD BULLION COINS 255
GOLD REFINING SERVICES 263
Gold-bearing materials 264
Gold refining materials 266
CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION ON SELECTED BAR MANUFACTURERS 269
Australia Golden West Refining Corporation Limited 270
Brazil CRM Companhia Real de Metais 274
Germany Degussa AG 278
Germany WC Heraeus GmbH 282
Japan Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo KK 286
South Africa Rand Refinery Limited 290
Switzerland Pamp SA 294
Switzerland Valcambi SA 298
UK Johnson Matthey Plc 302
USA Handy & Harman Refining Group Inc 306
OFFICIAL STAMPS AND CERTIFICATION MARKS 311
TRADE COMMUNICATION AND CORPORATE SPONSORS 331

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