The 100 gram minted gold bar from Argor-Heraeus is a 99.99% purity gold bar with a high-lustre finish and rounded edges. Argor-Heraeus is one of the premier gold refineries in the world and is now fully-owned by German precious metals refinery Heraeus.
The front surface of the 100 gram minted gold bar is imprinted with the Argor-Heraeus refinery stamp of the letters 'AH' encircled by the words 'ARGOR HERAEUS SA', The front face also records the refinery location 'Switzerland' and the bar's weight and fine gold content, '100g Fine Gold 999.9'.
Each bar also has a unique serial number inscribed on the front surface. The reverse of the 100 gram bar contains a recurring circular AH refinery motif.
The 100 gram minted gold bar comes presented in a transparent tamper-proof blister pack which doubles as the bar's assay card. The reverse of this presentation pack also displays the bar's weight and fine gold content, along with the signature of the Argor-Heraeus certified assayeur.
The Kinebar contains a kinegram as added proof of authenticity. Besides the added security of authentication, the kinegram also boosts the gold bar aesthetically by improving the visual appeal for it.
The Argor-Heraeus gold refinery is located in the Swiss Canton of Ticino, close to the Italian border. Ticino is sometimes referred to as the 'Golden Triangle' of Swiss gold refining, since in addition to Argor-Heraeus, it is also home to two other major gold refineries, PAMP, and Valcambi.