Argor-Heraeus part of the Heraeus Group. Headquarted in Hanau, Germany, Heraeus is one of the largest providers of precious metals to a variety of industries around the world.
As a leading and well-acclaimed refinery originating from Switzerland, Argor-Heraeus gold bars are refined to a purity of .9999 fineness.
A KineBar is a special kind of gold bar that contains a holographic image as an additional security feature. The unique hologram with each kinebar is an easy and simple way to authenticate these gold bars.
The front of each KineBar stamped with a design that is appropriate and contains the pertinent details that are to be expected such as the manufacturers hallmark, weight and .9999 purity.
The back features a unique design incorporating a 3D hologram that reflects a visualization of the AH hallmark and is surrounded by a spacial spirographic visual that would be difficult to counterfeit.
The largest bar contains 100 grams of fine gold. A printed assay card that contains a unique serial number that matches the one etched on the bar is encapsulated inside a clear plastic tamper-evident sleeve.
The 50 gram and 1 oz size gold bars are suitable for investors with a larger budget.
Heraeus Group was founded in Hanau, Germany in 1851. The company specializes in technology around special and precious metals, medical technology, quartz glass, among others.
Argor SA was founded in Chiasso, Switzerland in 1951.
By 1960, Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) had acquired an 80% stake in the company. Shortly after, Argor became LBMA accredited in 1961 for Good Delivery.
By 1973, the refinery UBS retained full ownership of the refining business and in 1974, the COMEX marketplace began accepting gold bars from Argor SA into the exchange.
In 1986, a joint venture between Heraeus-Group and Argor S.A. formed Argor-Heraeus.
Argor-Heraeus is now a technology and precious metals global conglomerate. The precious metals division of the company is one of the world's largest refiners of gold bars and other precious metals.