1 oz Gold Bars

1 oz Gold Bars are an exceptional way to build your portfolio with quality gold bullion. Hero Bullion sells a wide range of some of the world’s most popular 1 oz gold bars, and we’re excited to help you build your portfolio using our inventory. 

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Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz Gold Bar

Featuring a stunning obverse depiction of the mint’s logo and a repeating reverse-side design, the Royal Canadian Mint’s 1 oz gold bar has quickly established a reputation as one of the world’s most popular small gold bars. The bar is minted with a purity of .9999, which is standard for most popular gold bars. On the obverse, you’ll find both the English and French names for the Royal Canadian Mint, as well as a stylized version of the mint’s logo. The weight, purity, and material of the bar are listed below this intricate design, along with a serial number. Its reverse side shows off the same logo as the obverse; it repeats all over the bar and is set against a lined background. 

Valcambi 1 oz Gold Bar

Swiss-based mint Valcambi Suisse has an impeccable reputation among gold bar collectors. And with the remarkable design of their 1 oz gold bar, it isn’t tough to see why. The Valcambi 1 oz Gold Bar features a simple obverse design. The mint’s stylized name is set against a smooth .9999 gold background. Flip the bar over, and you’ll see the Valcambi mint logo, along with a serial number and the bar’s weight, fineness, and material. The apparent simplistic design philosophy behind the Valcambi 1 oz Gold Bar is one of the reasons gold stackers love these popular bars. 

Perth Mint 1 oz Gold Bar

If we had to give an award for the most beautiful gold bar design, Perth Mint’s 1 oz gold bar is a clear contender. On the obverse, the bar shows off everything the Perth Mint has to offer. The name of the mint and its location appear inside of a circle, along with a beautiful stylized portrait of a swan. Like many of the Perth Mint’s most popular products, the Perth Mint 1 oz Gold Bar places Australia’s beautiful wildlife on full display. Naturally, the bar’s purity (.9999), weight (1 oz), and material are included below the artwork. Flip the gold bar on its reverse side, and you’ll find the repeating image of another of Australia’s classic animals: the kangaroo. We love the look and feel of the Perth Mint 1 oz Gold Bar, and we think you will too. 

Asahi 1 oz Gold Bar

This is the first gold bar on our list minted right here in the United States, and it certainly does not disappoint. The bar is minted with .9999 fine gold bullion and features a unique serial number on the obverse. In addition to its serial number, your gold bar will come with a sleek, beautiful depiction of the Asahi logo on the bar’s front side. A brilliant combination of classic simplicity and modernized sleekness, the Asahi 1 oz Gold Bar is an excellent choice for consumers who want quality gold bars to build their growing portfolios. The craftsmanship of the reverse on this gold bar is exceptional. Asahi chose to decorate the reverse of their most popular gold bar with a repeating image of their mint logo. 

Buy 1 oz Gold Bars

Every gold investment strategy is different. Some investors buy gold and silver bullion with the intent to profit as their investment becomes scarcer over time. Others are more interested in benefiting from the historical price appreciation associated with the precious metal itself. Regardless of your personal investment or collection objectives, Hero Bullion is here to support you as you build and diversify your bullion holdings. 

We offer a wide range of one ounce gold bars. While a single ounce of gold still comes at a relatively high cost, single ounce bars are a great way to expand your stake in gold bullion without completely breaking the bank. While gold bars are traditionally designed to minimize the premium paid for bullion, modern gold bars often offer astonishing attention to detail, particularly when it comes to design. This means that investors who are interested in both the pure precious metal and the beauty of collectable gold might benefit from buying one ounce gold bars. 

This guide should provide you with every bit of information you need to know about one ounce gold bullion bars. One ounce gold bars are for sale all around the world, and knowing the basics about the history, designs, and investment potential of popular gold bars is essential for new (and seasoned) bullion investors. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the information on this category page, we recommend following up with our primers on popular one oz gold bars online, including the Perth, Royal Canadian Mint, and Valcambi variations. 

Mints With One Ounce Gold Bars

The good news: there’s no shortage of mints offering high-quality 1 oz gold bars online. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most prominent one oz gold bars on the market. Hero Bullion sells small gold bars from almost all of the most popular mints in the world; be sure to check out some of our offerings if you decide to invest in 1 oz gold bars. 

Here are just a few of the most revered 1 oz gold bars from around the world: 

  • RCM 1 oz Gold Bar
    Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz Gold Bar

    Royal Canadian Mint 1 Oz Gold Bar. Produced in the highly respected Royal Canadian Mint, this 1 oz gold bar for sale has quite a bit to offer. Like most of the gold bars we sell, the Royal Canadian Mint 1 Oz Gold Bar is struck using the highest purity currently possible – .9999. Its reverse features a repeating design of the mint’s logo, and its micro engraving offers an unprecedented level of security against counterfeiting. On the obverse, we note the weight, purity, and material, as well as a beautiful engraving of the mint’s seal surrounded by pearl-like dots. The fine design of this gold bar makes it one of the most popular 1 oz gold bars online, and we’re beyond proud to offer this excellent piece to our customers.
    Perth Mint Gold 1 oz Bar
    Perth Mint 1 oz gold bar
  • Perth Mint Gold 1 Oz Bar. Another former member of the British Royal Mint, the Perth Mint is well-known for intricate designs and exceptional attention to detail. The 1 Oz Gold Bar from the Perth Mint is no exception. On the obverse, we note the Mint’s seal, which includes both the mint name and a shiny rendition of their beautiful swan logo. The reverse of the gold bar would be incomplete without yet another homage to the notable wildlife of Australia. That’s right: the reverse includes a repeating design of the kangaroo that has helped to make Australia one of the most recognizable countries in the world. This gold bar also comes packaged in Perth Mint’s patented tamper-evident seal, providing a solid deterrent against counterfeiting or tampering.
    PAMP Suisse 1 oz Gold Bar
  • PAMP Fortuna 1 Oz Gold Bar. We’ll add to our list of some of the most popular 1 oz gold bars online with this brilliant piece by PAMP Fortuna. While this mint may not be quite as heavy a hitter as the Canadian Royal and Perth Mints, the Swiss-made collectable has quickly gained popularity to rival its most noteworthy competitors. Part of the reason for its exceptional sales numbers is the beautiful design. On the obverse, we see a highly detailed rendering of Fortuna, Roman goddess of fortune. She wears a blindfold and is surrounded by an overflowing cornucopia, symbolizing both fortune and plenty. This is easily one of the most beautiful designs we offer among our one oz gold bars, and the reverse does not disappoint. Here, we see the PAMP logo, as well as the weight, material, and purity (.9999) of the famous gold bar. This gold bar also comes packaged in PAMP’s tamper evident case.
    Valcambi 1 oz Gold Bar Serial Number
    Valcambi 1 oz Gold Bar

  • Valcambi 1 Oz Gold Bar. Another classic and sleek design from a Swiss mint, the Valcambi 1 Oz Gold Bar, offers a simple and classy design. On the obverse, Valcambi Suisse’s logo, as well as the weight, material, and purity of the piece are displayed. Valcambi chose to go with a simple design on the reverse; we’re given a neat inscription of the company’s name. For collectors looking to expand their collection with pure gold in a straight-forward design, the Valcambi 1 Oz Gold Bar is an excellent choice.
    Asahi 1 oz Gold Bar
  • Asahi 1 Oz Gold Bar. Asahi Refining offers collectors one of the most visually appealing 1 oz gold bullion bars on the market. The obverse includes the company logo/name, as well as the material, weight, and purity of the bar. We also note the serial number, which is etched into the bottom of the obverse. The reverse includes a repeating logo of the company, which gives the piece both an excellent, clean appearance and an exceptional texture. Of course, the Asahi 1 Oz Gold Bar is minted with the industry standard .9999 pure gold bullion. 

We encourage investors to take a look at our full offerings. While these three bars are some of the most popular 1 oz gold bullion bars in the world, we are confident that we can provide something to fit every investor’s tastes and interests. 

History of the One Ounce Gold Bar

Gold bars themselves have been used for thousands of years. The earliest forms of gold shaped into ingots have been noted by historians studying the beginning years of Ancient Rome. Some historians even argue that gold bullion bars have unofficially been used as a store of value in civilizations existing long before Ancient Rome. Ancient Egypt, for example, had used gold bars as a currency as far back as 2,500 BCE. Because standardized weights for gold bars had not yet been established, these bars were misshapen and often weighed upon receipt to mark any kind of value. 

In recent years, the popularity of gold bars as we know them has increased considerably. In the United States, gold bullion bars have been collectable commodities for quite some time. We didn’t see the trapezoid-shaped gold bars we now enjoy, however, until 1986. Gold bullion bars before 1986 were usually shaped like bricks and offered little-to-no artistic design or vision. This is because gold bars have traditionally been used as objective stores of value; collecting gold bars was often just a way for wealthy individuals to keep a concrete record of their wealth that could persist outside of the whims of the market. 

Since 1986, gold bars have become much more popular among the common folk. As public interest in gold bars rose, more and more mints began producing smaller denominations. After all, not all of us have enough capital to buy massive one-pound gold bars! 

Today, 1 oz gold bars are extremely popular among bullion collectors and investors alike, and many companies put a great deal of effort into making sure that their gold bars offer a mix of design intricacy and purity. We have Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome to thank for the gold bullion bars we love today! 

Pros and Cons of One Ounce Gold Bars

Choosing to buy 1 oz gold bars online isn’t for everyone. Like with everything in the gold bullion industry, buying one ounce gold bars comes with both advantages and disadvantages. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the pros and cons of buying one oz gold bars. As always, we recommend that consumers do their own research. Buying gold and silver is a personal investment, and buying this quantity of gold can be a significant financial decision. 

So what are some of the big advantages of buying gold in 1 oz bars? Should you consider adding 1 oz gold bars to your investment portfolio? 


There are a number of reasons why consumers gravitate toward one oz gold bars. We don’t have time to list all of the pros of buying this gold product, but here are a few of the biggest advantages to buying one oz gold bars online. 

  • Lower Premium Cost. Premium cost is one of the biggest concerns voiced by gold collectors of all experience levels. It’s always a tough pill to swallow the first time that you see how much of a premium you’re paying on top of the price of a precious metal. Luckily, gold bars offer some of the lowest premiums in the sector. Because many gold bars are designed with utility and bare necessities in mind, you’re oftentimes paying a price far closer to the value of the gold than you’d pay if you were buying an expensive collectable gold coin. 
  • Easy to Liquidate. Because of the low premium cost and the high demand for pure gold bullion, it’s often easier to liquidate 1 oz gold bars without taking a loss than it is to get rid of expensive, niche collectables like gold coins or rounds. This isn’t always the case; some gold bars, such as ones from respected mints like the Royal Canadian Mint, might be easier to sell for cash than others. Still, we believe that 1 oz gold bars offer a high degree of liquidity, especially when compared to other gold products we sell. 
  • Easy Storage. This benefit is especially true if you choose to purchase gold bars with minimalist designs. When you buy gold coins, it’s almost always necessary to carefully package these valuable collectables inside of protective cases. Gold bars should be kept in secure locations, but it’s not always necessary to go to great (and expensive) lengths to keep them from being exposed to scratches or scuffs. If you’re looking to buy gold for the precious metal and not the design, then the ease of storage associated with 1 ounce gold bars provides a solid opportunity for saving both money and stress. 

Again, there’s a long list of reasons why one ounce gold bars have become some of the most popular gold products available online. We don’t have time to list them all here, but we recommend considering gold bar investment if you’re a collector who wants to save money on premiums and capitalize on the consistent value appreciation of gold itself. 


Gold bars also offer a couple of distinct disadvantages, especially if you’re someone who is interested in the collectable value associated with intricately designed precious metal products. Here are some of the main downsides to creating a gold investment portfolio that’s heavy on 1 oz gold bars: 

  • Lower Collectable Value. While this is not always the case, gold bars tend to offer less traditional collectable value than other commodities, especially gold coins. Gold bars that are minted with minimalist designs are usually meant to be vehicles for investment in gold’s value alone, while gold coins are sold with the expectation that they include an intrinsic collectable value aside from the precious metal exchange rate. 
  • Storage. While we noted above that gold bars are often easier to store than expensive gold coins, this advantage comes with a caveat. Because buying multiple 1 oz gold bars can quickly increase the overall value of your portfolio, storage becomes a bigger concern as your collection expands in size. After all, it’s unwise to keep $100,000 in gold in your garage! For long-term investors, gold bars might present a storage obstacle as the size (and value) of their stock increases. 

Final Thoughts: Investing in 1 Ounce Gold Bars

Investing in 1 oz gold bars is an excellent way to expand your gold holdings in a meaningful way. Because many gold bars are designed with simplicity in mind, investors get more ‘bang for their buck’ when they buy gold bars than when they pay the costly premiums associated with other types of collectable gold products. Additionally, times have changed. While gold bars used to be as simple and, admittedly, bland as possible, modern designs range from breathtakingly intricate to beautifully simplistic. 

The versatility offered by the one oz gold bar is certainly an advantage, and we believe that this is one reason why so many consumers choose to put their money into this highly liquid and direct method of purchasing gold bullion. 

As always, we strive to keep our customers as informed and satisfied as possible. Hero Bullion offers a wide selection of different 1 oz gold bars online from around the world, and all of our gold products are shipped carefully to avoid any kind of scuffs, scratches, or damage during the delivery process.