Argor Heraeus Gold Bars

Buy Argor Heraeus gold bars in all sizes from 1 Gram to 1 Kilogram. Argor Heraeus gold bars, Argor Heraeus Gold Kinebars, UBS Gold Bars, Austrian MInt Gold Bars by Argor Heraeus. Bars are available for secure vault storage or worldwide delivery.

Argor-Heraeus Refinery

Argor SA was founded in the 1960s in Mendrisio, located in Ticino, Switzerland. The company opened its doors to offer precious metals and industrial metal refining. The company was purchased by UBS bank in 1973, and in the 1980s partnered with Heraeus, a German industrial metals refinery. 

Argor Heraeus Kinebar Technology

Argor Heraeus has developed a unique technology that they use to help authenticate the gold bars that they make. This is the kinebar technology. A Kinebar is a gold bar that has been inscribed with a hologram, that is virtually impossible to replicate. The hologram designs differ according to the brand that the bar is being manufactured for. For example, UBS gold bars feature a three key hologram, where as Argor-Heraeus brand bars feature the Argor-Heraeus logo. 

Bullion Brands Manufactured by Argor-Heraeus

Today Argor-Heraeus is one of the most prolific precious metals refineries, and is responsible for manufacturing bullion bars for a range of brands.


In the 1980s, UBS bank introduced their own line of investment grade bullion bars, which were manufactured by Argor-Heareus, and still are to this day. At the time, retail precious metals investing was growing in popularity, and the bank introduced gold and silver bullion bars as a service for their clients. Today, UBS gold and silver bars are still available in the market, however, they are not as common as they once were.


Raiffaisen bank also launched their own range of bullion bars for their clients in partnership with Argor Heraeus. These are not readily available to investors who are not banking with Raiffaisen. 

The Austrian Mint

The Austrian Mint, famous for their release of the Austrian Philharmonic coin in gold and silver, also release a range of bullion bars. Because the mint currently only release coins, they have partnered with Argor-Heraeus to release their own range of bars. These bars include the famous Argor-Heraeus Kinebar technology. On the Austrian Mint bars, this includes a laser inscribed hologram of a Leipzeiger Horse. These bars are popular in smaller sizes.

Argor Heraeus

In addition to the range of bars that Argor Heraeus manufacture on behalf of its clients and partners, they also release a very wide range of bars using their own brand name. These include gold, silver, platinum and palladium bars in a range of sizes from 1 gram up to 1 kilogram. Argor Heraeus Kinebars, featuring their own laser technology, are also available in sizes up to 100 gram gold bars. Finally, Argor Heraeus release the multigram gold bar, which is designed to break into 1 gram increments, and be used instead of currency in an emergency. 

All Argor-Heraeus gold bars may be purchased for delivery worldwide or for secure storage located in Zurich, Switzerland. 

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