One of the rarer elements naturally occurring in the Earth’s crust, platinum has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years amid higher prices and greater demand for the metal in both precious metal products and various industries.
- Individual bars ship in resealable plastic bags.
- Consists of ten troy ounces of .9995 fine platinum.
- Credit Suisse brand and logo engraved on the bar.
- Each bar is individually numbered.
Platinum is one of the least reactive metals in the world, making it highly resistant to corrosion. It is a popular metal used in a variety of industries, chief among them the automotive industry. Catalytic converters in automobiles convert potentially harmful output gases from internal combustion engines to minimize the impact of cars on the environment.
South Africa currently produces most of the world’s platinum, with roughly 80% of production coming from native deposits within the country. Platinum can also be found in some nickel and copper ores.
On the obverse face of the 10 oz Platinum Credit Suisse Bar is the corporate logo for the refinery and financial institution. Engravings are arranged vertically from top to bottom, and include the weight, metal content, purity, and assayer’s mark after the Credit Suisse logo. Each bar also has an individual serial number engraved on this face.
The reverse side of all these bars features a repeating pattern of the Credit Suisse logo. The familiar rectangular shape is arranged at a 45-degree angle and continuously streaks from the upper-left to lower-right corner of the bar’s reverse.
Credit Suisse was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1856, making it the nation’s oldest financial institution. Originally formed out of a need to provide lending and financing to the growth of the nation’s railway system, Credit Suisse also financed major projects such as the nation’s power grid. Today, Credit Suisse is a global brand with offices around the world, including in the United States.