Platinum is an increasingly popular precious metal for investors to buy. Though many mints and refineries introduced platinum products in the 1990s, the early 2000s saw many of those items discontinued as the demand for platinum plummeted and prices flattened. Following the Great Recession though, many refineries and mints reintroduced platinum bars and coins to capitalize on renewed interest and rising prices.
The 1 oz Argor Heraeus Platinum Bar is a perfect example of standard platinum bullion refining. The bars have no special design elements but are refined to the highest standards of precious metal production.
Argor Heraeus was founded in 1951 in Chiasso, Switzerland as Argor SA. The company was acquired by UBS in 1973 and a merger between UBS and German Heraeus resulted in the modern Argor Heraeus founding. Today, the company operates out of a new headquarters in Mendrisio, Switzerland.