Gold in bulk form is known as bullion, and is traded on commodity markets. Gold bullion can be cast into bars, or minted into coins. The defining attribute of bullion is that it is valued by its mass and purity rather than by a monetary face value.
A gold bar is a quantity of refined metallic gold of any shape that is made by a bar producer meeting standard conditions of manufacture, labeling, and record keeping. Gold bars are classified as either cast or minted dependant on their method of manufacture. Cast bars are produced directly from gold that has been melted and minted bars are normally cut from a cast bar that has been rolled to a uniform thickness.
Chipgold is a 24K little pure gold bar (0.999 pure/fine gold) presented in a credit-card like vacuum packaging. The quality certificate is presented as a part of the packaging and the size is ideal for carrying around safely on you.
A gold coin is a coin made mostly or entirely of gold. Gold coins are sold as bullion coins as a method of investing in gold or to collectors as numismatics at an additional premium. Whether issued with or without a monetary face value, their market value is directly related to the value of their fine gold content. For more information, kindly go to www.goldbarsworldwide.com