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Gold Bars Chart (International Gold Bars Searchable Collection)

This is a searchable collection of international gold bars. The categorization of bars is based on weight denomination, shape, decoration or a distinctive feature.
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Baht Bars
Bar Weight: 0.5,1,2,3,4,5,10,20,25,100 baht(s)(1baht=15.244grams)
Popular Weight: 10 baht(s)
Purity: 96.5%
Country or Area: Thailand
The baht is a Thai unit of weight.Baht Bars are widely manufactured in Thailand.The most popular is the 10 baht "biscuit" bar, equivalent to 152.44 g or 4.901 oz.


Bas-Relief Bars
Country or Area: Thailand
In Thailand, gold bars with the manufacturers marks in bas-relief are still widely traded. The marks, carved into the base of the bar mould, are formed when molten gold is poured into the mould. This traditional method of marking cast bars eliminates the need for conventional marking tools: dies, punches and hammers. Most weights range between 10 baht and 100 baht.


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).


Square Bars
Country or Area: Australia, Thailand
Square cast bars, widely manufactured in the past, are still produced in Australia and Thailand. AGR Matthey (Australia) has issued a square 1 oz bar since 1976. Lang Hong (Thailand) has issued square 1, 2 and 3 baht bars since 2005.


Round Bars
Country or Area: Australia, Thailand
Round cast bars are known to be manufactured in Australia and Thailand. AGR Matthey (Auistralia) has issued a round 1/2 oz bar since 1976. Toa Kang (Thailand) has issued round 1 and 3 baht bars since 1972.


Oval Bars
Bar Weight: 1,2,3 baht(s)(1baht=15.244grams)
Country or Area: Thailand
Yoo Long Kim Kee is the first, among known manufacturers worldwide, to produce standard cast gold bars in an oval shape. Weights: 1, 2 and 3 baht. They were launched in 2000.


Twin-Coin Bars
Bar Weight: 1,2,4,5 baht(s)(1baht=15.244grams)
Country or Area: Thailand
Yoo Long Kim Kee (Thailand) is the first known refiner to manufacture decorative cast gold bars to a precise weight through injecting gold,under pressure, into an enclosed mould. Known as "twin-coin" bars, they were first manufactured in 1992. Weights: 1, 2, 4 and 5 baht.


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).


Honeycomb Bars
Bar Weight: 25 baht(s)(1baht=15.244grams)
Country or Area: Thailand
Loo Chang Huat (Thailand) still manufactures "honeycomb" gold bars by blowing on the surface of the molten gold as it cools. The cracked surface enables the buyer to confirm that the bar is made entirely from gold. Although now rarely made, honeycomb bars were widely traded in Thailand until the 1970s. Most weights exceed 25 baht.



 

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