Bar Highlights: Arrives in protective plastic. Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure palladium. Obverse includes the identifying engravings of the bar. Eligible for Precious Metal IRAs. Privately refined in Switzerland. With your purchase of a 1 oz Credit Suisse Palladium Bar today, you receive an investment-grade palladium bullion product that includes exactly 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure palladium. These bars make an excellent choice for diversification in any investment portfolio. Palladium is a metal very similar in appearance to platinum. This should be no surprise when you learn that palladium is part of the platinum precious metals group along with platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. Palladium shares many chemical properties with each of these metals, but is the least dense and has the lowest melting point of all metals from the group. The obverse face of all 1 oz Credit Suisse Palladium Bars features the primary engravings used on these particular bullion bars. Youll find the name and logo of the refinery, Credit Suisse, at the top of the bar. Other markings listed vertically going down the bar include the weight, metal content, and purity of the bar. Below those markings you will also find the assayers mark on the bar, along with an individual serial number for each product. Palladium bullion bars from Credit Suisse have serial numbers listed in a two-letter, six-number format. All Credit Suisse palladium bars in this listing are minted ingots. These bars are refined using computer-controlled production processes that result in extreme precision in the edges, cut, weight, and purity of each individual bar. Today, Credit Suisse is one of the most recognizable brands in the global precious metals marketplace. The company has grown to develop a global reach that includes active operations in 50 countries, a total of 48,200 employees, and a presence in more than 150 different countries around the globe.