The Engelhard name has always been trusted in the precious metals industry and is one that attracts the attention of investors and gold bullion enthusiasts. However, Engelhard is no longer in business and, as a result, Engelhard Gold Bars are extremely sought after bullion products. Having said that, it isn’t just the name that makes Engelhard’s gold bars attractive but also their quality and .9999 purity.
Engelhard produced a range of gold bullion bars in varying sizes which included the image of the mint’s logo on the obverse face of the bars. Below the famous E emblem is the weight, metal content and purity, along with the name ENGELHARD and a unique serial number. On the reverse of these gold bars is a repeating design of the company name, just like the one engraved on the obverse. These Engelhard Gold Bars are the most commonly found types on the market today.
However, there are examples of rarely seen Engelhard Gold Bars out there featuring different designs, from simple logos to hand poured pieces.
Engelhard was established in 1902 by Charles W. Engelhard when he purchased the Charles F. Croselmire Company in Newark, New Jersey. It quickly became the world’s largest refiner and fabricator of precious metals, and Charles was later credited for developing liquid gold for decorative applications.
American investors value where Engelhard Gold Bars come from, as do many bullion enthusiasts across the globe because of the company’s superior reputation and dedication to producing investment-grade creations. Engelhard also worked in mineral, pigment and chemical manufacturing, and was eventually taken over by the German company, BASF in 2006.
Although all Engelhard Gold Bars are popular and snapped up as soon as they appear on the market, it’s the hand-poured gold bars that are truly treasured and highly collectable. On the obverse of Engelhard’s hand-poured gold bars are important details, such as the weight, metal content, and purity, along with Engelhard branding and unique serial number. The reverse side of these bars feature lots of small indentations which naturally appear when gold bars are poured by hand.
It can be a difficult task to find Engelhard’s hand-poured gold bars, especially as their owners are aware that they are so rare and worth more than the spot price of gold. Plus, all those with a hand-poured Engelhard Gold Bar in their possession know its value will increase as time passes.
When it comes to investing in gold bars, they don’t come much better or more highly recommended than Engelhard Gold Bars. Engelhard actually stopped producing its gold bars in the mid-1980s, so well before BASF took over in 2006. This means that you’ll not only be purchasing a .9999 fine gold bar with an iconic name but also a piece of American history.
As you can now only find second-hand examples, Engelhard Gold Bars may or may not still come with their original assay but they are all eligible for use in precious metals Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) because they meet IRS fineness standards. Furthermore, the Engelhard name is recognized both nationally and internationally, so you won’t have any trouble cashing in your gold bars if it’s something you wish to do at a later date.
There’s never a bad time to invest in Engelhard Gold Bars, and Capital Gold Group can assist you in getting your hands on one or even a few. As Engelhard bars are no longer being produced and have become rare, please be aware that their prices are generally higher than gold bars of comparable weights minted by other manufacturers. If you’d like to find out more about a particular gold bar and how we can help, feel free to get in touch with us.