The investment market for platinum bars and platinum coins is more limited than for that of gold and silver. This creates a certain mystique and exclusivity for this segment of the market. However, many of the world’s most prestigious precious metals refineries and mints continue to produce outstanding quality bars and coins made from pure platinum. These include platinum coins from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), US Mint, Austrian Mint and Perth Mint, and platinum bars from the Heraeus refinery of Germany and the Swiss refineries of Valcambi and Argor-Heraeus.
Along with investment gold and silver, investment grade platinum bars and platinum coins sold in Singapore are also exempt from Singapore’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) as long as the bars and coins have a platinum purity of 99% or higher. All platinum bars and platinum coins offered by BullionStar have a 99.95% platinum purity and are produced by platinum refineries that are members of the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM) and on the LPPM Good Delivery list for platinum. This means that when you buy platinum bars and coins from BullionStar, your purchases are exempt from GST.
Popular weights for platinum bars stocked by BullionStar include 1kg, 500 grams, 100 grams and 1 oz. These bars, from the Swiss and German refiners, are all minted bars with a high-lustre finish that have a platinum purity of 99.95%.
Investors who hold the world’s best known gold bullion coins and silver bullion coins will also immediately recognize the designs and names of the top quality platinum coins, as these are the US Mint Platinum Eagle, the Royal Canadian Mint Platinum Maple Leaf, the Austrian Mint Platinum Philharmonic, and the Platinum Platypus and Platinum Koala coins from Australia’s Perth Mint. These coins are all available in 1 oz denominations and are non-circulating legal tender in their countries of issue. All of these platinum coins and also fabricated with precision, and are minted with beautiful and intricate designs similar to their gold and silver counterparts.
Argor-Heraeus Platinum Bullion Bars
- Manufacturer: Argor-Heraeus
- Purity: .995
- Country: Switzerland