“You are absolutely correct there are other dealers where you can purchase the gold for less per gram. Some of them, such as Pamp Suisse are LBMA accredited refineries. The difference with the Karatbar is due to the security built in. Pamp Suisse does not offer the security technology that Karatbars offers.
In 1993, UBS bank from Switzerland announced the creation of the Kinebar which is the hologram feature on the back side of the gold. This was the first time in history that people felt comfortable removing their bullion from the vaults. Prior to that, the gold stayed in storage because it would lose value once if it was not under the bailsmen’s watch.
If you took physical delivery and ever needed to convert the gold back into a currency, then the burden was on the holder of the gold to prove purity, fineness and weight once again. The creation of the hologram/ kinebar made world news within days. The kinebar gold bar is the most sought after gold in the world even today and allows the confidence to be restored to the owner to take physical delivery of the product.
As long as the hologram remains intact, the holder does not have the burden to prove the gold has not been altered or manipulated. If the gold does not have this feature and you need to liquidate, then the burden is on you to find an assayer to assay the gold and prove fineness, purity and weight all over again. The process is not only costly but also time consuming. If you need to liquidate do you really want to wait for the process to be done before you get your cash???
You can search all over the Internet or other bullion brokers, you will find that most all bullion brokers are out of stock on Kinebar gold. The security technology saves a ton of grief and time when and if you find yourself in a situation to sell.
There are only 2 refineries that use this technology other than Karatbars. They are Argo Heraeus and UBS.
Karatbars has always required this technology with those who produce our product. Unfortunately around 3 years ago, UBS and Argo Heraeus trademarked the name Kinebar preventing us from using the word to show a comparison. We refer to our security as the hologram protection.
As of Jan of this year, Karatbars has created a much safer and secure product than anyone in the marketplace. All of our gold still has the hologram, but we also use DNA technology where the gold is bathed literally in a unique DNA bath. We also have Genetic Markers hidden in the card and gold itself which can only be seen by black light technology. Our lamination process is 2nd to none!!!!
In the beginning we had the refineries produce our gold with the same lamination which UBS and Argo Heraeus use. Unfortunately, we had issues with the laminate peeling. This led Harald Seiz to find the highest lamination technology in the world. He purchased the machines and hired the staff whereas we now seal the gold in house at our corporate offices.
I would challenge anyone to hold a UBS 1 gram kinebar next to a 1 gram Karatbar
There is absolutely no contest when it comes to quality and security. I would also challenge anyone to find a gram with this technology that is being sold for less. Karatbars will be from $5 to $20 less per gram than any other reseller from what I have seen.
Check out the UBS web site & their 1 gram card cost for yourself : https://www.suissegold.com/product.php
I will post a video following this note to share with you why the security technology we use is so valuable and why gold whether it be produced by Karatbars or any of the kinebar dealers (Argo Heraeus or UBS) is being sought after by so many gold bugs.
Be aware & make your Customers aware of these Gold counterfeit scams going on out there…