IGR 1 oz Gold Bar

The Istanbul Gold Refinery’s (IGR) 1 oz gold bar is an affordable investment to help expand your investment portfolio. It contains 1 oz .9999 fine gold and comes in tamper-evident plastic with an accompanying assay card.

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About IGR 1oz Gold Bars

Each gold bar comes with an accompanying Assay card. The refinery logo, the bar’s weight, and the metal content are on the front of the card. The reverse side has the bar’s matching serial number, the purity, weight, and the certified assayer’s signature. The bar’s obverse features the refiner’s name, IGR, stamped at the top. Below is an engraving that reads “One Ounce Fine Gold,” the bar’s purity (999.9), the IGR logo, and the bar’s unique seven-digit serial number. The reverse of the IGR 1 oz gold bar is much simpler in design, featuring a repeating image of “IGR” at a 45-degree angle.

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Gold Bar Security Features

There are security marks on the right side and on the lower left that are only visible under UV light. On the bottom middle of the card is a holographic IGR logo. These security features incorporated into each Assay card help prevent fake bars from being mistaken for real ones, ensuring the safety of investors’ finances.

  • Producer Istanbul Gold Refinery
  • Purity .9999 Fine Gold
  • Dimensions 35.5 mm x 21 mm x 2.35 mm
  • Weight 1 troy ounce
  • Edge Smooth and Lipped
  • IRA Eligible Yes

IGR 1 oz Gold Bar Specs & Highlights

World-renowned for their high-quality precious metals, IGR’s 1 oz gold bars are an excellent option for silver investors. Every bar comes in a sealed assay card with tamper-evident packaging and security features. They are approved by COMEX and LBMA and are eligible for precious metals IRAs.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re still unsure if the IGR 1 oz gold bar is the investment for you, here are some common questions we get asked often from customers. 

The London Bullion Market Association enforces the highest levels of integrity, purity, and transparency for gold bars to qualify as LBMA-certified. Istanbul Gold Refinery is LBMA-certified, ensuring your bars are the highest quality gold.

Unfortunately, when the US switched to fiat currency, banks removed their gold buying and selling services. Many reliable and certified gold buyers will buy them based on their market value if you're looking to sell your IGR 1 oz gold bar.

The current spot price of an ounce of gold is $1,718. If you’re one of the lucky ones to own an IGR 1 oz gold bar already or can miraculously get your hands on it, the asking price of the bar is approximately $1,830. This price will, of course, fluctuate with the price of gold.

An assay is a process of analyzing the purity of precious metals. This process helps ensure that a mint's coins or bars meet the correct purity level. Buying a bar with an Assay card is an added level of security for the buyer, informing them their purchase has undergone the proper assay process and meets a high-quality standard.

About The Istanbul Gold Refinery

The Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR) has been a leading manufacturer of .9999 gold in the Middle East since opening in 1996 and is funded by the Securities Division of the Turkish government. The IGR is also backed by the Turkish Treasury and the Istanbul Gold Exchange.

The IGR has become a leading manufacturer in the industry, producing bullion products with astounding quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. In 2011, IGR was certified by The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), noting each IGR bar is crafted to the precise weight needed to meet rigid LBMA standards. In 2014, IGR bullion was also officially approved by the Chicago Commodity Exchange (COMEX).

With such high accreditations, IGR’s 1 oz gold bar is eligible for precious metals IRAs and is accepted by all major gold depositories.

Invest In IGR Gold Bars Today

The stock market is volatile, and investors can never be sure how well their paper investments will perform daily. Physical gold has always been seen as a safe haven to hedge against the market’s volatility.

Whether the market is up or down, gold has continuously seen an increase in value over the last several decades, letting investors feel at ease knowing that the value of their physical gold assets will increase in the worst of market times or the best.

The IGR 1 oz gold bar is also eligible to be put into a precious metals IRA. With its rarity and .9999 fine gold purity, you can expect your IGR gold bars and excellent portfolio diversifier to help build long-term growth.

If you’ve done your research, you’ve probably noticed that this popular bar is out of stock on most, if not all, of the major gold brokerage sites. Sign up for Noble Gold Investments today to get informed as soon as it’s back in stock.