Gold bars have the particularity of not having a prime. This is why more “experienced” investors go for them: because their price is much more stable, and they are ultimately much more compact than a large package of gold coins.
However, this reality of low premium is only true on ingots that are compatible: either the 100gr, 250gr, 500gr, 1000gr or even the 12500gr ingots.
Indeed, the assayers are now offering small ingots, variants with lower weights than the traditional ingots (the kilo being the reference).
These ingots can be interesting, but only from a certain weight. At Orobel, we recommend that you go for ingots starting at 50 grams.
Why not smaller ingots? Because from an investment point of view, it’s expensive! The assayers pass on the cost of production of these ingots to their customers: you. Larger ingots are usually not very expensive to produce (or their cost has already been amortized by a previous investor), so they are more interesting.
This way can be considered a kind of premium, although it is not quite one.