“Swiss gold” refers to gold bullion bars that are refined and issued in Switzerland.
Swiss refiners dominate the manufacture of customized bars in Europe, the Middle East and India.
Swiss gold bars are unique and have been known for their high quality, purity, authenticity and liquidity.
Each of Swiss bars are sealed, registered and numbered in a protective holder along with their official “Assay Certificate” guaranteeing the fineness of 99.99% pure gold and the one troy ounce content.
This bars are accepted by gold wholesalers and traders worldwide making them easy to sell.
Swiss refiners of gold
The following is a list of Swiss refiners accredited by the London Bullion Market Association :
Location : Chiasso
Date of accreditation : 1.9.1986
Mark: Argor SA Chiasso around SAA in a circle. Assay mark is ESSAYEUR FONDEUR and stylised A in rectangle.
Location : Mendrisio
Date of accreditation : 31.12.2007
Mark: ARGOR-HERAEUS SA in circle around AH with Switzerland below and AH MELTER ASSAYER in rectangle
Cendres et Métaux SA
Location : Biel-Bienne
Date of accreditation : 31/7/1996
Mark: CENDRES ET METAUX SA CH BIENNE in circle around logo
Metalor Technologies SA – Marin, transferred 31.12.2011
Mark: METALOR® and assay mark showing Essayeur Fondeur along two sides of triangle and MP within.
Métaux Précieux SA Metalor
Location : Marin
Date of accreditation : 4.6.2001
Mark: Métaux Précieux SA Metalor in circle around MP logo. Assay mark is MP logo with ASSAYEURS FONDEURS on outside edge.
Monnaie Fédérale Suisse
Location : Berne
Date of accreditation : ~1994
Mark: Monnaie Fédérale Suisse (Melters only)
Société de Banque Suisse — Le Locle, transfer date unkown
Mark: Société de Banque Suisse Le Locle and assay mark
Location : Castel San Pietro, Ticino
Date of accreditation : 18.11.2008
Mark: PAMP SA SWITZERLAND with company logo (the letters P,A,M,P at the ends of horizontal cylinders) and ESSAYEUR FONDEUR in rectangle with company logo
Usine Genevoise de Degrossissage d’Or
Location : Geneva
Date of accreditation : ~1986
Mark: UGDO Essayer Fondeur Degrossissage d’Or
Location : Balerna
Date of accreditation : 15.10.2006
Mark: VALCAMBI SA BALERNA-SUISSE with assay mark (a rectangle enclosing CHI in a circle and ESSAYEUR FONDEUR)