Among individual investors, the 1 oz bar may very well be the most popular way to own gold. Top-quality bars typically offer an unbeatable combination of low premium and instant liquidity. Brands approved by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) are recognized and welcomed throughout the world. For investors wanting to own .9999 pure gold at a small premium over spot, 1 oz gold bars are an excellent option. Hallmark of bars may differ depending on availability.