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Gold Bar Weight Gold Bar Sizes Gold Bar Weights

Gold bars made with gold bullion are by definition made with .999 fine gold.

Gold bar weight gets most often measured in troy ounces or sometimes smaller gram denominations.

One troy ounce in gold bar weight is equivalent to 31.1034768 grams.

One kilogram of gold bar weight contains 32.1507 troy ounces.

Have you any idea how much gold bar weight is in a ton of gold bullion?

Gold Bar Weight Ton of Gold Value

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For centuries before the collapse of the London Gold Pool price-fixing scheme and Nixon’s full fiat currency US dollar standard got underway in 1971.

The standard gold bar size and weight measured about 7 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches, at least that is according to the US Mint.

The most considerable gold bar weight comes in at about 400 troy ounces.

In a cumbersome gold bar weight that is often called a 'Good Delivery' gold bar.

Typically this most considerable gold bar weight comes in at about 25 pounds per 400 oz gold bar. Although the Good Delivery 400 oz gold bar weights are often not homogeneous, this makes their record-keeping and fungibility quite painstaking.

To this day, the internationally accredited central bank gold bar weight standards have dictated that a four-hundred ounce gold bar must weigh between 350 and 430 troy ounces. An eighty troy ounce variance in gold bar weight is equivalent to over $100,000 in value.

So yes, it is essential to know the exact gold bar weights in which you are dealing.

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Gold Bar Weight - A New 21st Century Standard

The following is a late 2015 interview, with one of the heads of one of the largest Swiss gold refineries in the world.

He describes in the interview how Chinese gold buying and ever-present China gold demand is setting a new gold bar weight standard for the gold refining world.

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China prefers the smaller, more uniform size of 1-kilo gold bar weights to former 400 oz Good Delivery gold bar standards used by governments and central banks the last few centuries.

Note that 1 kilo of gold bullion is 1000 grams of gold or 32.1507 troy ounces of gold bar weight exactly. About 12.44 kilos of gold bar weight would fit in an exact 400 oz Good Delivery gold bar. 

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Gold Bar Weight Variance: 400 oz to 1 Gram Gold Bars

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