I'm really excited about today's article highlighting investment grade aluminum bullion bars.
As you may know, I'm a huge fan of specialty exotic metal bullion bars. I'm a large collector of
copper bullion bars and
have recently expanded into also buying
stainless steel bullion, and
nickel bullion. I have
seen aluminum bullion ingots for quite some time and finally had to buy some for myself! The picture
on the left shows my 150 gram aluminum bullion bar from our friends at
Jetco Minting. The
image below and to the right are aluminum bullion dice from Jetco Minting as well. I'm very happy
with both purchases and looking forward to sharing my experience with you.
Aluminum Bullion Versus Other Base Metals
Aluminum is a surprisingly lightweight metal. It's amazing how light the bars are compared to their
size. The 150 gram aluminum bar on the left actually fills up my entire hand (and it's only
150 grams). This is a very different experience than copper, brass, stainless steel, and the
precious metals. I have actually been following the aluminum market for a while via publicly
traded companies such as Alcoa (ticker AA). Aluminum
has many uses in industry because of its strength coupled with light weight. Some applications
include construction and wheels on autos.
Is Aluminum Bullion An Investment
Compared to the other base metals, Aluminum is worth less (approximately half the value of copper
bullion). Moreover, the value of metals is calculated as a function of weight. Since aluminum is
extremely lightweight, you need a large amount (by volume) of aluminum to make up the same weight
as a more compact metal such as copper or gold. Consequently, aluminum is not a practical way
to store your wealth for the everyday collector and investor. If you are into options strategies
and/or have a large warehouse to store your bullion, that may be a whole different story. I personally
look at gold and silver as great stores of wealth and investments. Copper bullion is a newer base
metal investment in which I allocate a growing portion of my portfolio (and am extremely optimistic
about). I am overall very impressed
with copper bullion and see a strong future in this metal. Aluminum, however, is not quite as practical.
Don't get my wrong, it's totally fun to buy and I am very happy with my purchases (and intend
to buy even more in the future without a doubt). I just want to underscore that aluminum bullion is more
for fun, collecting, and gift giving than investing and storing wealth.
Collectible Aluminum Bullion Ingots
Of course, a growing trend in the industry is collecting all sorts of different base metal
investment grade ingots. You can see that I'm personally doing this because I find it fun. I currently
own copper, brass, stainless steel, and now aluminum. I plan on featuring more in the future. If you
are interested in collecting ingots, go for it! The look and feel of my aluminum bars is
amazing. There are few things more fun to collect than these neat bars.
Where To Buy Aluminum Bullion?
I have made many orders from
Jetco Minting. They are
absolute superstars in the field of investment grade base metal bars and ingots. Their products are
top notch and I am always happy with the customer service. I highly recommend doing business with
Jetco Minting and that is where I got the 150 gram bar pictured at the top of this page and the dice
to the right.
Handling Exotic Bullion Bars
When I got my first copper bullion bar from Jetco, I smudged it with the oils from my hands leaving
stains on the copper. This time, I decided to buy white gloves that Jetco sells for a very nominal
amount. I highly recommend doing the same if you are serious about collecting ingots and bars. It's
much easier to handle and store them properly than have to clean them in the future. How do I store
my aluminum bullion? I like to keep them in Ziplok freezer bags sealed to perfection.
Aluminum Bullion Dice Paperweights
I could not close out this article without talking about my aluminum bullion dice! As you can see
in the picture on the right, Jetco Minting also offers collectible paperweights. I presently have
my dice sitting on my bookshelf right next to my desk and they look amazing. If you know someone
who really likes metal bars (including yourself), give them the gift of these dice. You will not
be disappointed. It's really remarkable what Jetco is able to produce and I'm super impressed.
Want more? I also just purchased a 1 pound
bronze bullion bar from Jetco Metals.
Check out my article on this bar as well!
My New 1 Pound Aluminum Bar From Pangean Metal Exchange
Really excited to have just purchased a beautiful 1 pound aluminum bullion ingot from Pangean Metal
Exchange. You can read all about my new aluminum bar and view pictures of it right here:
Pangean Metal Exchange Aluminum Bar.
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