Platinum bars

Platinum bars

Platinum is a key member of the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and is celebrated for its exceptional resistance to corrosion and high melting points. These characteristics make it a vital material for catalytic converters in diesel vehicles, among other industrial applications.

Platinum is also an important metal for jewellery and a traditional gift for 70th birthdays and anniversaries. In 2022, the late Queen Elizabeth II became the UK's first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

Why buy platinum?

Investing in platinum metal bars and other precious metals has become a more attractive strategy for investors looking to diversify their portfolios. Platinum, with its significant industrial use, particularly in the automotive sector, and its popularity as a collectors’ item, is a great choice. This tangible asset also has the potential to increase in value over time; like other precious metals.

Why invest in platinum bars?

Like other precious metals, including palladium, silver, and gold, platinum is often seen as a safe haven during times of economic uncertainty. For instance, when inflation is high or a recession is predicted, investors may shift some of their assets into commodities like platinum. While the value of stocks and shares may decline during economic downturns, the value of precious metals like platinum can increase due to more demand from investors.

Factors influencing the price of platinum

The price of platinum metal bars per gram is influenced by events in the automotive industry, given its essential role in manufacturing catalytic converters. The platinum price can also be affected by the demand for platinum jewellery products and supply constraints, which may be exacerbated by geopolitical tensions or labour strikes in important platinum-producing countries. These events can lead to fears of supply shortages, potentially driving up the prices of platinum bars and coins.

What will the future price of platinum be?

Although it’s possible to forecast the future price of platinum, predicting the exact future price of this precious metal or any other commodity is impossible (even for the most intrepid investor!). Nonetheless, the price of platinum has risen significantly over time, with sharp ups and downs, driven by robust demand and limited supply.

Buying a platinum metal bar means you are investing in a rare commodity that has great intrinsic value across multiple industries. Whether you choose a 100g platinum bar or 1 oz platinum bars, building a palladium portfolio can help you hedge against inflation and currency devaluation. This is why buying platinum can be a good way to diversify your investment portfolio.

Investing in platinum bars vs. platinum Coins

The choice between investing in platinum bars or coins depends on individual investment goals, budget, and preferences. All our platinum bars and coins adhere to the .9995 purity standard, which is the requirement for investment platinum.

Investing in platinum bars

  • Platinum bars are heavier so usually carry a higher price tag than coins.
  • Despite the higher cost, our platinum bars generally have lower premiums, making them a cost-effective option for building a platinum portfolio.
  • However, reselling larger platinum metal bars might take longer since they are not as easily divisible.

Investing in platinum coins

  • Due to their lighter weight, platinum coins are more affordable than bars.
  • This affordability can make them easier to resell individually.
  • However, it's important to note that our platinum coins typically come with a higher premium due to the costs associated with their intricate designs and production.

VAT-FREE platinum bars

For UK investors accustomed to the standard VAT rate of 20% on goods and services, our VAT-FREE platinum bars offer significant savings. This tax advantage not only lowers the entry barrier for new investors but also maximises the potential returns from their palladium bars over time.

Storing platinum bars

Securing your platinum bars is crucial once you have made a purchase. For small to medium-sized collections, a secure home safe can offer good protection. For larger collections, considering professional storage options, such as bank safety deposit boxes, might be more appropriate.

Our secure Swiss storage facility, insured against theft, damage, and loss, provides a safe haven for your investment. Depending on the specific platinum bars you purchase, you might also be eligible for VAT-FREE storage options.

How to buy platinum bars

Choose from our range of platinum metal bars, coins, or cast bars by PAMP an other renowned brands. Get them delivered straight to your home or to our secure Swiss storage facility - whichever option is more convenient for you.

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