FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For new gold or silver bar investors, it’s important to check out your chosen brand before committing to buy.
Here’re two trusted resources that will help confirm that you’re purchasing a reputable product.
London Bullion Market Exchange
The London Bullion Market Exchange (LBMA) is the international trade association representing the wholesale market for gold and silver. Any bar made by an accredited member of the LBMA is accepted by all bullion traders and dealers, so you won’t have a problem re-selling it back.
The LBMA website maintains a list of accredited refiners for both gold and silver bars.
Gold Bars Worldwide
This is another excellent source of information for anyone wanting to know more about gold bars (and coins). As well as listing recognised brands, it includes details of every conceivable type of gold bar and great advisories on buying and selling.
If it’s not listed on Gold Bars Worldwide, think seriously before you commit to purchasing it.
The best way to avoid potential pitfalls is by choosing your supplier carefully. As well as the LBMA, The Perth Mint enjoys accreditation as a refiner, weight master and assayer with the New York Commodity Exchange (COMEX), the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM).
A small investor gold bar bearing The Perth Mint’s swan logo, which doubles as our LBMA registered mark.