The Istanbul Gold Refinery was founded in 1996 and is supported by the Turkish government, the Treasury Department of Turkey and the Istanbul Gold Exchange. IGR was the first refinery in Turkey to achieve a 9999 Fine Gold purity. Their high standards in precious metals manufacturing, innovation and quality control guarantee investors, customers and business partners with the assurance of purity and fineness. The mint is part of the acclaimed LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), and has received the Good Delivery Refinery status from COMEX.
The bars feature relatively simple designs — ensuring that all the focus remains on their pure gold content. The obverses showcase the initials ‘IGR,’ which stands for Istanbul Gold Refinery, followed by the purity and weight of the gold.
On the other hand, the reverse displays a simple, yet elegant, repeating pattern with the initals of the mint, ‘IGR.’