Amongst the best gold bullion bars being produced in the world today are Switzerland’s PAMP Suisse Gold bars. These pure 24 karat bars have been produced at the PAMP refinery in Castel Saint Pietro since 1977 and have enjoyed worldwide recognition ever since. This article will give a brief glimpse into the world of PAMP gold bars and why these swiss gold bars are an excellent vehicle to invest in the massive gold rush that is in play today.
PAMP stands for ‘Produits Artistiques de Métaux Précieux’ which is French for ‘Artistic Precious Metal Products’. ‘Art’ is the keyword here as this is how PAMP Suisse have differentiated themselves from other gold bar manufacturers. Whereas artistic logos are common on gold coins (such as an eagle on American Gold Eagle coins), they have not traditionally been printed on gold bars.
Whereas on one face, the bar will be printed with details such as weight, assayer logo and serial number, the reverse side of a PAMP gold bar will be decorated with beautiful images and motifs ranging from mythological, astrological, botanical and a host of other themes.
Without a doubt however, the most famous image associated with PAMP is that of the romantic image of ‘Lady Luck’ herself complete with swirling locks and all. Based on the mythological Roman goddess ‘Fortuna’, these PAMP Suisse ‘Fortuna’ bars are sometimes more recognizable than the assayer’s stamp itself!
And ‘Lady Luck’ certainly seems to be smiling on gold. After years of manipulation, gold prices have suddenly started to reassert themselves. Ever since 2001, gold prices have increased year on year except for the brief pullback in all markets during the 2008 Credit Crisis. 5 years ago, a 1oz PAMP Suisse gold bar would have cost around $700. Today that price has skyrocketed to over $1700! With no end in sight, the upside potential in gold is huge and the opportunity to profit with PAMP gold bars is ripe.
PAMP Suisse gold bars have proven to be an excellent way to invest in gold as they are pure 24 karat gold bullion and are recognized as quality bullion products by the world’s biggest bullion exchanges and institutions such as the London Bullion Market Association, NYMEX and Swiss National Bank. They are instantly recognized at bullion dealers and easily traded in 1oz weights and also gram denominations.
If you are thinking about a gold investment, Lady Luck is still smiling on PAMP Suisse gold bars.