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How heavy is a bar of gold?

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Nov 7, 2005
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How heavy is a bar of gold?

I was wondering how many ounces a bar of gold (the one we see on TV) is? I was thinking of purchasing one but I guess it'll be a bit expensive as it probably is about 500g? Does anybody know?
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Sr. Member
May 13, 2004
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A 500g bar of gold weighs 500g
Deal Expert
Oct 6, 2005
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I believe those are 12.5KG (400oz) bars... they'll cost you... ~\$288000!!!

Deal Guru
Nov 19, 2002
11956 posts
A cubit centimeter of gold weighs 19.3g, so when you see those gigantic gold ingots on TV that are about 15x15x30cm, they would weigh 130kg.

Which is why everyone picks them up one-handed and tosses them around.
Apr 20, 2005
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deep wrote:A cubit centimeter of gold weighs 19.3g, so when you see those gigantic gold ingots on TV that are about 15x15x30cm, they would weigh 130kg.

Which is why everyone picks them up one-handed and tosses them around.
lol 130kg. Apparently the gold bar weighs more than the average human hahahahah.

Anyway, they vary in sizes, the london weight is 12.5kg, they can weigh up to 32kg though.
Deal Guru
Nov 19, 2002
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Yes, REAL gold ingots weigh anywhere from a few grams to a few kilos.

I thought the OP was asking about "TV" gold...where we see enormous bricks of gold lying around all the time.

edit: just checked, and even the largest bars around, those used at the gold reserve, are a mere 30lbs. They are just 17 x 9 x 4 cm. Compare that to the next gold bar you see in a movie.
Mar 9, 2005
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Adi_None wrote:I was wondering how many ounces a bar of gold (the one we see on TV) is? I was thinking of purchasing one but I guess it'll be a bit expensive as it probably is about 500g? Does anybody know?
Going to see if the suspensions on those Minis will hold up a la Italian Job?
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Sep 16, 2005
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How heavy do you think a bar of mercury filled inside the same volume size of a bar of gold would be?
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Nov 19, 2002
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john widow wrote:How heavy do you think a bar of mercury filled inside the same volume size of a bar of gold would be?
Mercury is only 70% as dense as gold.
Aug 17, 2004
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Edmonton
Whats with all of this talk of multi kg gold bars? I thought the most common size for gold bullions / bars was 10oz (~6500USD), but occasionally, people buy 1kg bars (~23,000USD).
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Nov 7, 2005
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Tofu Drift Shinji wrote:Going to see if the suspensions on those Minis will hold up a la Italian Job?
hey, that's my secret, don't tell anyone :P
Aug 24, 2002
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I'd always thought the typical 'TV' gold bars were 28 pounds
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Whatever it ways?....
if you mean density then. Density is mass divided by volume.
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