The “Swiss made” PAMP 100gram gold bar
Switzerland’s reputation for producing highquality luxurious products is not limited to the watch industry but applies equallyto investment gold. Switzerland is to gold what France is to wine, a statement supportedby hard facts which show that most of the world’s gold is refined in thisprosperous alpine country. Information from the London Good Delivery List showsthat six refineries hold 90% of the gold market and four of those, including PAMP,are based in Switzerland. On average, Switzerland refines between 65-75% of theworld’s annual supply of gold, making it the number one country in the worldwhen it comes to refining gold and manufacturing bullion bars. The reason whySwitzerland commands this position is because of the country’s high level ofsecurity, efficient logistics, a strong financial system that accommodates someof the world’s leading international banks, and, most importantly, stringent lawsthat set high standards regarding the quality and purity of finished bullionproducts. For example, every PAMP gold bar contains an assayer’s stamp, seen onthe reverse as “ESSAYEUR FONDEUR”, which guarantees the purity of the bar. Tobe able to put this marking on its bars, PAMP needs to comply with strict Swissfederal laws (Precious Metals Control Act) and employ an affirmed assayer who hasacquired the needed federal assayer’s licences. Affirmed assayers must keepproper account of the determination of fineness that they perform and at anygiven time must make their books available to the authorities for inspection.In other words, every PAMP gold bar has its purity accredited by government andindustry bodies, its quality complies with the highest industry standards and isperfected by the best Swiss engineers, resulting in a product with goldenintegrity that surpasses all standards of excellence. After all, it is Swissmade.