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Platinum price FAQs

To better understand how the platinum price works and what products to buy, knowing a few facts can be useful.

What is the spot price of platinum?

The spot price of platinum is the current price platinum can be bought and sold for on the market. It is usually calculated in Troy ounces but can also be given in grams or kilograms. The price of a platinum product is the spot price plus the premium, which is the part of the price covering our margin, production, and operational costs.

What is a troy ounce of platinum?

A Troy ounce of platinum is the official unit of measurement in the professional platinum market. One troy ounce represents 31.1 grams of platinum. Unless stated otherwise, the price of platinum will always be indicated in Troy ounces.

What moves the price of platinum?

The price of platinum moves depending on a combination of supply, demand, and investor behavior. Its value tends to increase along with demand. Its supply, however, tends to remain rather constant, making it a famous hedge against inflation when the supply of paper money starts increasing. The spot price fluctuates throughout the day, making it important to follow current events and market conditions, as they will affect your buying and selling price for precious metals.

How are platinum coins prices set?

Platinum coins are a very unique investment. They are sometimes considered legal tender and are produced and recognized by the issuing government. The coins are always labeled carefully with the correct year of issue, the platinum purity, and the weight of the coin. Platinum coins prices fluctuate daily, as they move separately from the stock market. Platinum coin prices can be affected by several different factors. Factors like rarity, shifts within the money market and the stock market, a recession, or the threat of a recession, elections, political movement, or even geopolitical issues. These are all factors that can influence the price of platinum coins.

How are platinum bars prices set?

Currently, there are many types of platinum bars circulating the world's precious metal market - meaning there are endless possibilities to pick from. Buying platinum bars is the most popular way of investing in the precious metal market. Their price is set based on their quality, craftsmanship, weight, and sometimes year of issue and rarity. The price of a platinum bar contains three main elements: the metal price, the premium, and the VAT. Platinum is not exempt of VAT, and while countries like France will apply a 20% VAT, Switzerland has the lowest tax rate in Europe with only 7.7% VAT. The metal price is directly based on the spot price which is the most recent price of platinum on the market. Depending on its weight and quality, a platinum bar will have a higher or a lower metal price. Finally, the premium is our margin, it is the part of the price of your platinum bar that will come back to GOLD AVENUE to pay for production and others costs related to selling the bar. The margin can vary for each product depending on its level of craftsmanship for example. This is why minted bars tend to have slightly higher premiums than cast bars, as it takes into account the bar’s artistic value.

Should I invest in physical platinum?

If you are thinking about investing in platinum, then you are at the perfect place! Platinum is the most valuable and popular commodity available on the market. GOLD AVENUE has a wide and beautiful selection of platinum coins, ingots, and bars available for you to start your precious metal journey. You can choose between the most popular platinum coins on the market: the classic American Eagle coin from the US Mint or the stunning Canadian Maple Leaf from the Canadian Mint. If perhaps coins aren’t what you are looking for, you can find the products for you in platinum cast bars or minted bars from the world-renowned Swiss refinery PAMP. We are also the official online retailer of the most famous minted bar: the classic Lady Fortuna from PAMP. Platinum is a timeless and elegant commodity that every investor should consider to diversify their investment portfolio with.

Should I buy platinum bullion bars?

Platinum bars are considered a unique and interesting investment in the precious metal market alongside

platinum coins. Platinum bars are generally much larger in size, and heavier in weight than coins. Compared to coins, there is not as much variety available with platinum bars in terms of shapes and formats either, simply due to their ‘set size’, however, their classic designs are renowned worldwide. Platinum bars are considered to carry intrinsic value, as there will always be a market available for platinum. You can always invest in platinum to diversify your investments, prepare for your future, or as a gift to your family for a generous investment or savings opportunity.

Should I buy platinum bullion coins?

At GOLD AVENUE, we offer a wide range of platinum coins from the world’s most reputed mints, each with its own unique individual designs. There are many mints available worldwide such as the Royal Mint, the Monnaie de Paris (French Mint), the Swiss Mint, the US Mint, etc. Platinum coins also vary in size, weight, valuation, and style. Coins can also be limited editions or collectibles, hence, making each purchase unique. Collectible and limited edition coins are often used as gifts or as investments by collectors.