As reported by “MK” in Rosstandart, the old standard for gold bars were introduced a quarter and in that time obsolete (even changed the rules of sale to citizens of the gold “pieces”, banks). A new document will be the same for Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. So buy gold bullion can be in any of these countries with confidence that in quality it will be no different.
As stated in the standard ingot size must be 254 88 mm (large base), and possible deviation from these parameter only 5 mm. the surface of the ingot must be so ugly that people saw in him reflected. Are not allowed burrs, scratches, chips, and all the dirt (because before selling the “bars” should be cleaned with special cloth or paper). Allowed two types of ingots: a mass of 1 kg, 100 grams and 1 kg 330 gr. But the most important requirement, of course, to content. The chemical composition of all bars should be the same: 99.9% gold, the rest silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, tin, iron, copper, etc.. it is Noteworthy that rabotchi Bank that will sell bullion, are required to provide the buyer with the opportunity to observe the process of weighing, and the scales must be accurate to 0.01 gr.