Every gold investor understands the tough decision that needs to be made regarding the quantity and weight of product to buy for each transaction.
One 5 oz gold bar will generally cost less than five 1oz bars, but provides much less flexibility when it comes time to sell. Most investors understand that it’s better to sell in smaller quantities over a period of time rather than all at once; meaning you pay more now to save later, or vice-versa.
Swiss refining company, Valcambi, aims to resolve those issues with their latest product, the “CombiBar”. Available in 50g bars, the CombiBar can be broken into individual 1g segments, not unlike a chocolate bar. Each 1g segment is stamped and certified .9999 pure gold.
The segments can be broken off without loosing any material and sold individually, they also cost less than buying 50 individual 1g bars as the 50g CombiBar is sold as one piece of bullion.
European investors have been flocking to this new gold bullion since it was launched in December and now the company has announced that it will be available to North American gold investors later on this year.
So I guess we’ll be bringing back the popular candy bar jingle: “Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that gold bar!”