Tael Bars Bar Weight: 0.5,1,2,5,10 tael(s)(1tael=37.5grams) Popular Weight: 5 tael(s) Purity: 990, 999.9 Country or Area: China, Hongkong, Taiwan The tael is is an ancient Chinese unit of weight. Gold tael bars are widely traded in Chinese-speaking countries, mainly Hong Kong and Taiwan. Tael bars are known to have been made in denominations of 1/2, 1, 2, 5, and 10 taels, one tael is equivalent to 1.2 oz or 37.4 g. Cast tael bars are manufactured in 3 shapes: "biscuits","doughnuts" and "boats".
Boat Bars Country or Area: Thailand, China, Hongkong Gold bars, described as "boats", are manufactured in Thailand, Hong Kong and China. The traditional "boat" shape has been used for silver and other Chinese coinage as far back as the Han dynasty (206 BC ¨C220 AD). Weight range: 2.5 baht to 20 baht (Thailand), 1 tael to 10 tael
(Hong Kong), 50 g to 1000 g (China).
Block Bars Bar Weight: 10 tael(s)(1tael=37.5grams) Country or Area: Hongkong In 1993, Hing Fung (Hong Kong) manufactured unusual gold "block" bars for the Hong Kong market. Weight: 10 taels.
Doughnut Bars Country or Area: China, Hongkong, Thailand Gold bars, described as "doughnuts", are still manufactured in Hong Kong and Thailand. The doughnut is a traditional Chinese shape for
coinage. The hole enables many bars to be securely stacked together on wooden rods or bound together with string. Popular weights are the 1 tael (Hong Kong) and 2 baht (Thailand).