The glory of investing in gold is that you can make large investments as well as small-scale investments, depending on how much money you are willing to spend. The good thing is that you do not need to have thousands of dollars to make an investment in gold, contrary to what most people think. Unlike silver bars, gold bars come in sizes as small as 1 gram and 2.5 grams, the latter of which is more popular than you would expect.
2.5 gram gold bars are still quite small and are by no means considered a large-scale investment, but they are a great way to get started investing in precious metals, or as a gift that is much more valuable and lasting than paper money. There are a lot of different producers of 2.5 gram gold bars and brand loyalty means a lot to the people who invest in the metal. In the following few sections we will brief you on all the information you may want to know about 2.5 gram gold bars.
Types of 2.5 Gram Gold Bars
2.5 gram gold bars may seem like an obscure size of bar but the reality is it makes sense because of gold’s incredible value. Since 5 gram gold bars are yet another popular size, 2.5 grams begins to make more sense.
Since it is such a small size there are fewer producers of the bar because it does not bring in nearly the amount of profit that bigger bars do. Apart from bars, there are other types of gold bullion that weighs 2.5 grams, adding to its popularity as a weight for gold.
The main producer of 2.5 gram gold bars is Pamp Suisse, a prominent gold producing company from Switzerland. They have been producing gold bars and other products for quite some time and are known by investors to be of the highest quality.
Pamp has been around since the late 1970s which is roughly the time when gold and silver investment began to take off and reach a whole new level. With this much experience in the precious metals industry it comes as no surprise that Pamp is so widely respected and their products so sought after. Credit Suisse is another reputable company that produces 2 gram gold bars.
2.5 gram gold bars are, like their 1 and 2 gram associates, still quite small and need to be encased in plastic or they will be highly susceptible to being lost or misplaced. When gold bars of this size are shipped to the everyday customer like you and I, they are encased in plastic that is then attached, in some way or another, to a plastic/cardboard card that usually identifies the size of the bar and the company that produced it.
Also accompanying many 2.5 gram gold bars is what is called assay, or a certificate of authentication. Basically, assay is no more than a metals expert’s approval that the bar that is encased in plastic (since you are not able to actually touch the gold and aren’t supposed to remove the gold from plastic) is actually the gold bar that the seller claimed it to be.
Premium Over Spot
Gold bars as small as 2.5 grams typically carry a premium that is greater than larger bars or bars bought in larger quantities. The spot value of a metal bar is the amount of money the gold metal present in the bar is worth at a given moment in time. Gold’s value changes on an hourly and daily basis and the price of gold bars are always changing along with the market.
Since gold dealers online and elsewhere are looking to make a profit, they cannot simply sell gold at the spot value it is at. Because of this they add money to the spot value of the metal in order to cover their expenses as well as hopefully make a profit. Commonly you can expect gold bars of 2.5 grams or a little smaller to carry a premium of about $15-$18 above the spot value of the metal in the bar.