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Engraving lathe puts marking on a bar with “four nines”- 99,99% pure (State Standart 28058-89) at “The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant”. “Four nines” is the highest purity of gold bar which is economic to produce for the investment market. Only scientific market would not anything of greater purity, and the production costs would increase disproportionately. Mandatory marking consists of serial number, sample, gem characters, stamp, production date and bar weight in grams or ounces. Bars of the State Standard have the weight from 11000 g to 13300g. Bars of Krasnoyarsky plant have the branch quality mark- Good Delivery status what allows to come to the international market of gems. Besides Krasnoyarsky plant, five more Russian plants have the same status. Total number of the factories all over the world that have the same high Good Delivery Status is 55.
Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant produces also gold bars of nine types (State Standard Р51572-2000)- from one gram to one kilogram of gold. This plant produces silver, platinum and palladium bars, besides the gold ones.
P.S. Reserves of gold in Russian government reserve was 495.9 tons in December of 2008.