A gold bar, also called gold bullion or a gold ingot, is a quantity of refined metallic gold of any shape that is made by a bar producer meeting standard conditions of manufacture, labeling, and record keeping. Larger gold bars that are produced by pouring the molten metal into molds are called ingots.
- Used as a precious metal throughout the history of mankind
- Resistance to corrosion
- Distinctive properties as a metal
- Gold has been used for coinage throughout the centuries
- Automobile industry
- General engineering industry
- Jewelry industry