With all the focus in the 21st century on rising prices and demand for silver and gold, platinum has largely flown under the radar for many investors and collectors. The number and variety of platinum bars and coins on the market has been growing, and today you have a chance to invest in this valuable metal. Right now, 1 oz Platinum Bars are available for purchase online from GoldProBar Highlights: Arrives in protective plastic. Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum. Obverse and reverse designs vary. Offered by many mints around the globe. Each of the 1 oz Platinum Bars offered through this GoldPro listing features .9995 pure platinum content. We cannot guarantee the specific bar design youll receive or the mint of origin. The design is dependent upon the mint which refined the bar. GoldPro ships 1 oz Platinum Bars to you based upon availability in our warehouse when your order is fulfilled for shipping. Platinum is one of the rarest metals on Earth, occurring at a concentration of just .005 ppm in the Earths crust. There are various known deposits of platinum naturally occurring throughout the world, with the largest modern deposits found in South Africas Bushveld complex. From here, 77% of the worlds platinum production occurs. Often mistaken for silver in appearance, platinum is one of the least reactive metals known to man and has incredible resistance to corrosion, even when exposed to high temperatures. As such, it is considered a noble metal. Platinum has many uses outside of precious metals collecting and investing. Used in catalytic converters that clean harmful chemicals from the exhaust from internal combustion engines, it is also popularly used in electrical contacts and electrodes, and has even found in as part of other compounds used in chemotherapy when treating certain types of cancer. There are various mints and refineries around the globe producing 1 oz Platinum Bars. Among the most common products out there are bars struck by Valcambi Suisse, Credit Suisse, and PAMP Suisse. Credit Suisse is the oldest of these three Swiss giants of the precious metals industry, refining precious metals since the 19th century. PAMP Suisse is today the leading precious metals brand in the world, with its famed Fortuna bar series serving as an international symbol of the refinerys quality and status. Valcambi Suisse was founded by precious metal enthusiasts, and has grown in stature over the past six decades.