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Old 06-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Valcambi Gold Inc ??

Hello There,

I have been on the PM bug for about a year or so now and have LOVED every minute of it


SUCH a great place


I Have a question...


Has anyone ever had any dealings with " Valcambi Gold Inc. ???

https://www.valcambigold.com/categor...-products.aspx

I mean for as legitimacy and what not...I figured I would make the inquiry here before making a FIRST purchase from them.


i Would REALLY Like To give there 100x1g Sheets of AG a try...


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Old 06-06-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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This is the first time I've seen Valcambi silver CombiBars. Their 50x1gram gold have been discussed here (do a search), and are deemed legit. Apmex and Goldmart both sell the gold CombiBars.

That said, current POS is $22.41/toz, or ~$0.72/gram. The spot price of 100 grams of silver is $72.05, yet according to the link you posted, the price of a 100x1gram bar is $114.24. That's a 58% premium. Does not make sense.

With the price of silver where it is, I personally wouldn't look at anything smaller than 1 toz. But there are 1/2 toz rounds out there if you're so inclined.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:59 AM   #3
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #4
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Even though I can understand the logic of 1 gram units of silver considering a huge price appreciation, I just can't get excited about these combibars or the Shire Silver.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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I am an owner of some combibars and have ordered them directly from Valcambi last summer:
http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f13/new-k...-694/#post8250

Here's my experience: Shipping took roughly 5 days after payment (wire transfer). They used FedEx. The bars were well protected from breaking with plastic inserts.
The chocolate bar style is going to be a nice feature during a shtf scenario because it allows trading in 1 gramm units. However, minting these bars isn't cheap, so premiums over spot are high. They also tend to break (or at least deform) at the sutures if you don't transport them cautiously.
Valcambi is the largest precious metals refiner in Europe. They're located in Southern Switzerland. 50% of the company is owned by Newmont Mining. It's a very reliable company. You're getting a certificate with a serial number for every combibar. I also know somebody who works there in a management position. Combibars aren't their main business. The real volumes are in 400 oz standard gold bars.

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:52 AM   #6
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Last time I checked the price per gram for these was too high... I'd prefer buying 5, 10, 20 grams separately, then trading the small ones when necessary. Price per gram is lower.

Valcambi was never among the cheapest ones, but it's a "big name". Like PAMP and like Johnson Matthey...
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #7
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...very expensive in comparison (per OZ/gram), not very practical after breaking apart (to a large degree, defying the whole purpose of having "breakable" gold, IMHO), and nothing that couldn't be achieved with some silver rounds instead. Gimmick in my opinion, but if it gives you giggles, heck why not.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #8
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I like these bars and they seem cool but the premiums are just out of control. I can't pay a $15 premium per ounce for silver no freaking way same with the gold bars its just to high of premium but a cool idea.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:42 AM   #9
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It's not an entirely rational purchase, but if you are anticipating a possibly irrational future, it might make sense. Personally I think the concept of breakable bars is quite clever unless they become worthless, in which case I have a feeling we're not going to care. So premium or not I give them a thumbs up with fingers crossed (which hurts my hand) but only with money that you can afford to lose, so if you lose it, you won't care, so it won't matter either way. This seems like a good place to put a dancing banana because that makes just as much sense.
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