Rothschild Gold Bars
Gold Bars for Collectors
Mostly the gold bars we sell are intended purely as an investment in gold, and we do not guarantee to supply any specific make of bar, however we get many requests for specific makes or styles of bar for gifts or collectors, and so we try to provide these as an extra service. Naturally we charge extra for supplying specific designs and makes of gold bar. If you wish to buy gold bars at the lowest bullion prices, please see our main Gold Bars For Sale page.
One of the most frequent requests we get is for Rothschild gold bars. While we cannot always obtain these on demand, we try to buy them whenever we can, in which case we can supply them as shown in the table below.
The Royal Mint Refinery
Nathan Rothschild began to deal in bullion from 1809 and his successors retained a close involvement with many aspects of this precious commodity, receiving gold dust from agents in California and Australia, securing rights over the Spanish quicksilver mine in Almadén (in order to sell the quicksilver to refiners of gold and silver bullion) and in 1852, taking over the lease of the Royal Mint Refinery in the East End of London. The Refinery business was sold to Engelhards in 1967, at which point many of its records were destroyed but enough survive to make a study of the history of the business a potentially rewarding project.
NMR acquired the lease of the Royal Mint Refinery in 1852 at a significant time when gold had recently been discovered in California and Australia. The first manager, a Frenchman, Michel Poisat, was recommended to Sir Anthony de Rothschild by his brother Nathaniel who was based in Paris. Poisat had been associated with the French Rothschilds in a refinery business in Paris and he supervised the recruitment, in France, of workers for the London business. To accommodate the influx of workers, Sir Anthony arranged for the construction of labourers' cottages on the refinery premises, near to the Royal Mint in London's East End. Over the following century the Royal Mint Refinery diversified to deal with a range of metals from bars of silver to copper foil. The enterprise was sold to Engelhard Industries Limited in 1967.
Strangely, we had never consciously noticed before October 2005, that the initials on Rothschild gold bars were RMR (or R.M.R.), rather lazily assuming they said NMR (or N.M.R.), after the initials of the London Branch of the Rothschilds empire, in turn named after Nathan Meyer Rothschild, the founder of the branch. We only became aware of this fact when we noticed an offer on eBay which stated this.
We show the front of a Rothschild 50 gram gold bar, the most popular size of Rothschild bar, other sizes exist, but we only see them occasionally, and they are similar in design. The reverse of Rothschild bars do not always have the same stamps as shown in our photograph.
At last we have managed to source a small number of the elusive 100 gram bars, and have added them to our photograph gallery. Interestingly some have a Samuel Montagu stamp on the reverse, presumably because Montagu produced them under contract for Rothschild.
Rothschild Tola Bars
We have only seen these on two occasions in the past six years. We have created a separate page for 5 tola bars.
One Kilo Rothschild Gold Bars
We have at last managed to source one of these, and have added its photograph. We hope this will be the first of many. We have now created a separate page for it.
The approximate dimensions of Rothschild bars in millimetres and inches respectively, are:-
Gold Bar Prices & Availability
These are sample prices based on gold at £800 per ounce.
Please telephone for current prices and avaiIability.
The $ prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Rothschild Quits Gold Market
Certificates for Gold Bullion Bars
Certificates are unnecessary, or should be unnecessary, for gold bullion bars.
These usually state their weight and fineness, being stamped on them, and are generally difficult to fake.
Rothschild 50 Gram Gold Bar
Gold Bullion Bars
Rothschilds 100 Gram Gold Bar
Stack of Rothschild Gold Bars