Bar Highlights: Bar arrives in a sealed assay card capsule! Produced by the Perth Mint! Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold. Obverse features the mint logo and identifying markers. Reverse field includes a repeating design of the kangaroo. The Perth Mint remains a world leader in the production of gold bullion to this day. The Classic Assay card is a symbol known around the world to investors who have been buying gold from Australia for decades now. The 1 oz gold bars available to you in this product listing are minted ingots. A minted ingot is one produced through enhanced refining techniques. While traditional methods consist of cast gold bar production that pours melted gold into molds, minted ingots are refined further. Computer-controlled machines stamp out the exact size and shape of the bar to create a product with the right weight. Then, computer-controlled engraving machines produce the image on the bars. Obverse designs of the 1 oz Perth Mint Gold Bar include the Perth Mint logo with its Swan as the focal point. The swans wings sweep back behind its figure in a stylized manner within the center of the circle. The name of the mint and nation of issue are included within the circle. Other inscriptions on this face of the bar are the purity, metal content, and weight of the gold bars. Reverse imagery on the 1 oz Perth Mint Gold Bars is both simple and beautiful. This face of the bar includes a repeating pattern of kangaroos as they leap across the outback. The design includes only the silhouettes of the kangaroos, but it offers a true glimpse of beautiful designing from the mint. The Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia. It was founded in 1899 as a third branch facility of the Royal Mint of England on the Australian continent. The mint outlived the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint and provided coining for gold sovereigns in Australia through the decimalization movement in the 1950s and the founding of the Royal Australian Mint in 1965. Today, it remains the only other operating mint in Australia aside from the Royal Australian Mint. These 1 oz Perth Mint Gold Bars are available in a sealed plastic assay card capsule with the classic green assay card included inside of the packaging.