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Martina Sablikova - Karatbars Collector Card

Martina Sablikova, world famous speed skater supports us with her own branding card. She is a Czech speedskater, specializing in long distance races. She is an Olympic gold medal winner and a multiple World champion. She became the first Czech to win two Olympic gold medals at one Winter Games in the 2010 Olympiad. The profits from the sale of these cards will help build the first ever indoor speed skating track in the Czech Republic.

Karatbars supports Voices of Africa with their own branded card. This foundation is dedicated to providing sustainable development through information, empowerment, food and education to children in Africa.

And to top it off, we have thousands upon thousands of very happy affiliates

around the globe (123 countries) making money with Karatbars!

Affiliates get paid what they have earned, on time each Friday

and Gold shipments are always received in a timely manner.



Pricing Facts

When producing 31 grams from a single ounce bar, the labor will also increase by 31 times.

The labor is intensified due to each unit must have a serial number and is assayed & certified separately.

Gram weights are normally so expensive to produce that most refineries do not offer individual

grams for sale, much less, one gram at a time.


The important factor is that the premium/production costs added to produce the smaller units will stay attached forever.

When selling to a reputable dealer, they will also recognize the production costs of the smaller units and also respect the premium.

Lets compare this on the opposite side of the Gold Industry. If you wanted a kilo or good delivery bar,

You are likely to hear the term, below spot or spot minus 2%...

It simply takes less labor to produce, assay, serialize, mint, store 1 kilo rather than 32 -1 ounce bars or 1000 = 1 gram bars. The key to really know the value is to look at our competitors and read the small print on the additional, storage, delivery and minimums required to purchase.


I suggest using GOOGLE and then do a search for the following key words to prove the value in the marketplace for a product comparable to a Karatbar.


LBMA kinebar (hologram)

1 gram 999.9 gold bullion

10/05/2013 pricing


Example: http://goldderoyale.com.au/shopping/products.php?cat=1&scat=26


Their cost : $84 usd Karatbars cost: $65.28

(price can be seen at the bottom of the page for similar product)


Example: https://suissegold.com/product.php?productid=16213&cat=249&bestseller=Y


Their cost: 54.21 € (73.49 usd) Karatbars cost: 48.15€ (S65.28 usd)

You will also find this very interesting that most Gold Re-sellers are constantly out of stock of gold grams

that are produced with the kinebar/ hologram feature and produced by an LBMA refinery.

What is a Karatbar & Why is it So Special ???


Our 999.9 pure gold is heat sealed into a card similar to size of a credit card. The card itself acts as the certificate which aids in proving authenticity. Within the body of the card/ certificate you will find, the assayers signature, the valued LBMA stamp (which basically means currency grade or gold that is on the good delivery list and may be used to settle debts globally) and last but not least, the unique hologram which adorns the reverse side of the gold gram will all be found within the confines of the Karatbar.

The hologram/kinebar feature was introduced by UBS bank in 1993 and literally made headlines around the world.

The addition of the embossed hologram on the underside of the gold acts as a a security device which proves using a naked eye the

product has not been tampered with. In 1993, UBS bank created the first hologram,

they refer to as a kinebar. In 2012, UBS trademarked the name kinebar referring to the hologram. Karatbars followed suit and trademarked the name Karatbars to distinguish our product from others.


Using the hologram technology, it was the first time in history where owners of physical gold felt comfortable

removing the gold from the vaults and from under the bailsmen watchful eye, to take physical possession of their gold.

Previously, once removed from the vault, the gold lost value and the burden was

on the owner to prove it was purity & authenticity. Many times prior, the gold would have had to been assayed and in many cases re-melted,

to actually prove there was not any tampering with the gold and its purity.

You may find that very few brokers actually offer increments as low as a single gram for delivery.

People have been paying a higher price for gold produced with a hologram since 1993 when

the hologram was introduced to the physical market. It is simply worth quite a bit more when it removes

the need or burden for gold owners to " prove it is ,what you say it is."


I am aware of only few refineries world wide, who offer the single gram weights.

This is due to the low profit margins and the increased labor intensity needed to produce the small 1 gram units.

While many brokers will use the gram weight to entice customers, we find when clients look at the small print

they see they can not buy "just a single gram." They post the gram price as a sales ploy and in the fine print explain

you need to purchase 1000 grams minimum which is the weight of a kilo bar.

The value of a Karatbar is one of the best in the industry based on the size and security features

as well as being heat sealed within the certificate of authenticity.


Cherylanne Gober

Senior Member

Karatbars Leadership Council

Karatbars International