1 oz. Credit Suisse Platinum Bar

$1,012.05

These beautiful Swiss made Platinum bars are produced by the renowned mint, Valcambi. The Credit Suisse company is much more than a Platinum bar producer, Credit Suisse is an investment banking and financial services firm, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1856, their original purpose was to fund the development of Switzerland’s rail system as well as their electrical grid and even some of the more broad European rail system. Today, Credit Suisse is one of the nine largest and most profitable banks under Wall Street’s bulge bracket.

Historically, Platinum has been the more expensive metal when compared to Gold. In fact, Platinum is actually 30 times rarer than Gold. Platinum is so rare, that it is mined in a few deposits around the world with South Africa making up 80% of the total reserve. Platinum is often referred to as the Rich Man’s Gold due to it’s prestigious uses in Platinum jewelry. Platinum is more frequently used for industrial purposes. Today, Platinum trades lower than Gold even though it is much rarer than its counterpart, which is why many investors have turned to Platinum for their investment needs.