Platinum is a broadly-used precious metal with many applications outside of precious metals investing. A dense, malleable, and ductile metal, platinum is used in catalytic converters, lab equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, and even jewelry. Rising prices in the 21st century have attracted investors back to the metal as well.
These 50 Gram Valcambi Platinum Bars are available as minted ingots. Most minted ingots begin as long cast bars that are fed into stamping presses that cut out specific sizes and shapes. Those bars are then engraved with designs using computer-controlled engraving equipment.