|One ounce bullion bar.|
I purchased several small bars of gold for spurious reasons in the early 1990s from a coin dealer near Berkeley, California. They added up to one ounce total. In April 2002 I traded them for a single one ounce bar at Specialty Stamp and Coin in Champaign, Illinois (for $25). I then had a 14K gold loop welded to the back of it by Brian Knox jewelers, Champaign, Illinois, so it could be locked down to the table with a length of stainless steel cable.
Pure gold is incredibly soft! It keeps getting bent, but I think if I put a label on it saying "please don't bend the gold" it would only make the problem worse.
Source: Coin Shop in California
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 15 April, 2002
Price: $400/including loop