You can purchase gold for less per gram. Some of them, such as Pamp Suisse are LBMA accredited refineries. The difference with the Karatbar is due to the security built in. Pamp Suisse does not offer the security technology that Karatbars offers.

In 1993 UBS bank from Switzerland announced the creation of the Kinebar which is the hologram feature on the back side of the gold. This was the first time in history that people felt comfortable removing their bullion from the vaults. Prior to that, the gold stayed in storage because it would lose value once if it was not under the bailsmen’s watch.

If you took physical delivery and ever needed to convert the gold back into a currency, then the burden was on the holder of the gold to prove purity, fineness and weight once again. The creation of the hologram/ kinebar made world news within days. The kinebar gold bar is the most sought after gold in the world even today and allows the confidence to be restored to the owner to take physical delivery of the product. As long as the hologram remains intact, the holder does not have the burden to prove the gold has not been altered or manipulated. If the gold does not have this feature and you need to liquidate, then the burden is on you to find an assayer to assay the gold and prove fineness, purity and weight all over again. The process is not only costly but also time consuming. If you need to liquidate do you really want to wait for the process to be done before you get your cash?

You can search all over the Internet or other bullion brokers, you will find that most all bullion brokers are out of stock on Kinebar gold. The security technology saves a ton of grief and time when and if you find yourself in a situation to sell.

There are only two refineries that use this technology other than Karatbars. They are Argo Heraeus and UBS.

Karatbars has always required this technology with those who produce our product. Unfortunately around 3 years ago, UBS and Argo Heraeus trademarked the name Kinebar preventing us from using the word to show a comparison. We refer to our security as the hologram protection.

As of Jan of 2015, Karatbars created a much safer and secure product than anyone in the marketplace. All of our gold still has the hologram, but we also use DNA technology where the gold is bathed literally in a unique DNA bath. We also have Genetic Markers hidden in the card and gold itself which can only be seen by black light technology.

Our lamination process is 2nd to none!  In the beginning we had the refineries produce our gold with the same lamination which UBS and Argo Heraeus use. Unfortunately, we had issues with the laminate peeling. This led Harald Seiz to find the highest lamination technology in the world. He purchased the machines and hired the staff whereas we now seal the gold in house at our corporate offices in Stuttgard.

We challenge anyone to hold a UBS 1 gram kinebar next to a 1 gram Karatbar.  There is absolutely no contest when it comes to quality and security. We also challenge anyone to find a gram with this technology that is being sold for less. Karatbars will be from $5 to $20 less per gram than any other reseller.

There is a video explaining why the security technology we use is so valuable and why gold whether it be produced by Karatbars or any of the kinebar dealers (Argo Heraeus or UBS) is being sought after by so many gold bugs.

At first corporate decided to go with the Karatbars name being embedded in the gold itself.  This is quite a major feat to have a refinery actually mint the gold with your name embedded!

If you notice the new Karatbars cards, the DNA is already included along with 2 (not 1) holograms. One is silver in appearance and is embedded in the card.  The other hologram still remains on the back side of the gold.   The name Karatbars is lasered in the gold as well beneath the hologram.

The hologram is a BIG deal.   As long as that hologram remains intact,  it virtually takes away the question of whether you have tampered with the gold or tried to counterfeit the gold.

The DNA/Genetic markers are there to prevent anyone from counterfeiting our gold.   If you need to liquidate, it is easily proven whether you have altered the gold content or counterfeited the product.

Did you watch the above video showing how a major reseller in NYC got hoodwinked by buying gold with only an etch test?  All those little gold shops, small jewelers and pawn shops are unlikely to have the equipment to verify the content of the gold’s weight, fineness and purity.   If they have an extra 1 million laying around, they can buy one of the new laser testers that only high end refineries use.

As the economy falters, this security will be more and more valuable.  Use your search engine to see what has transpired within the past 5 years.  Google/search the words:  Green Gold Showing up in Vaults

This feature alone explains why you will have a hard time finding gold with the security features Karatbars offers.  Try finding Kinebar gold now. Most resellers are out of stock.  Why ???   Because it is invaluable when it comes the time you need to liquidate, sell or use it as a form of exchange ,like money, in any of the thousands of stores worldwide who accept Karatbars as payment.

Price: Karatbars versus Goldline (Prices On Dec. 15th, 2015)

    Goldline 3.11 gram 999. Bar (LBMA accreditted refinery?) and no security features.  It’s the smallest size gold you can purchase at Goldline.

    The cost is $830 (755 euro – 1.10 exchange rate on the above date) for a five pack and you have to purchase the whole five pack before you can take possession of the gold.  Your first order the shipping is free, but from then on shipping is $25 minimum. If you order less than $2500 in product you have an additional $25 fee added. They will store the gold for free for a period of time.

    Based on their cost of 755 euro for a five pack, divide that by five and the cost is 151 euro for a 3.11 gram bar, if you divide that into a gram it comes out to be 48.52 euro per gram.

    Karatbars comparison:

    Available in 1 gram, 2.5 gram, and 5 ggram, 999.9 pure 24K gold London bullion market association certified along with many security features embedded in the card which the Goldline product does not have. Also available are 1/10 of a gram special cards and soon to be released 1/10 of a gram paper money.

    Karatbars prices are as follows as of 12/15/15

    1 gram, sold individually, equals 52.79 euro and with a 3% discount which you can have for a year – the cost is 51.21 per gram and there is no minimum purchase.

    2.5 gram sold individually equals 120.35 euro and if you add a 3% discount that comes to 116.74 euro.  If you divide that by 2.5 per gram the total comes to 46.70 euro per gram.

    5 gram sold individually cost 219.30 euro. And if you add a 3% discount that comes out to 212.72.  If that’s divided by five that comes out to 42.54 euro per gram.

    There is free storage in Germany and you can hold your gold till you want to make your FedEx charge make sense which is $25 charge.

    Our affiliate program has seven ways to get paid and even with free account five – so when you refer others you can get your gold with zero cost out of pocket (all from commissions earned), and make money depending on your goals.

    There is also a brand-new calculation called the VIP 100 where you can purchase 300 grams of gold at a time.

    The Karatbars per gram cost, if you calculate out of the 5 gram bars, comes to 42.54 euro and the Goldline per gram in that 3.11 gram bar comes out to 48.52 euro per gram, and you don’t have an affiliate program.