Rhenium (Re) Pre-Order

Rhenium (Re) Pre-Order

Regular price $165.00 Sale

Rhenium metal ingot Pre-Order - one troy ounce - .9999 bullion


We are out of our rhenium ingots for the first time in a long time. We are planning a new batch. We plan a change for the style of these ingots to be more coin like in their dimensions and we have adjusted the sintering parameters to attempt to achieve a density of at least 20 g/cm3. We also plan for them to be highly polished as we have done with our iridium, osmium and ruthenium ingots in recent years. They should be spectacular! To help us finance this next batch we are offering a pre-order as we have done with some of our other expensive metals. If you are willing to wait on this next batch until the end of April you will realize substantial cost savings. This pre-order will end on 2/29/2020. Those who want to pay by check or money order can take a 3% discount off the listed price as it helps us with our credit card expenses. If you'd like to pay this way, just order it through this site and choose the option "Pay by check or money order" and mail it to our address listed under "Contact Us" at the bottom left of this page. You can take 3% off your entire order when paying this way and the envelope containing this payment must be postmarked by 2/29/2020 to qualify for this pre-sale. We fully expect these ingots will be available to ship by 4/30/2020. 

Rhenium was discovered in Germany in 1925, was the last stable element to be discovered, and is named after the Rhine River. It is among the most rare elements in the earths crust with an estimated concentration of 1 part per billion. In 2012 only 52 tonnes of rhenium was mined worldwide compared to 2700 tonnes of gold and 1,100,000,000 tonnes of iron. Rhenium has the highest boiling point of all elements, the second highest melting point of all elemental metals and is among the most dense. It's annealed form is very ductile and its alloys can be superconductive. These properties make this metal critical and essentially irreplaceable in military and other high performance jet engine components. The unique properties of rhenium have other applications in the chemical, electronics and energy industries. Please see the below links for additional information.

Inscribed on our ingots are the chemical symbol (Re), purity (99.99%), weight (one troy ounce), and a serial number (this number is unique and will vary). On the reverse is our logo. These ingots are nicely polished though not all are as well polished as the single one pictured. Please also notice the preferred ingot type of one of our customers (we assume it is the one in the foreground). Each ingot will be shipped with an assay certificate and with a velvet bag for storage. As we suggest with all of our metals please keep in a safe place, do not ingest, and keep out of the reach of children.

Each ingot will be shipped with an assay certificate and every shipment will include our velvet logo bag. If you are not completely satisfied with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund (buyer to pay return shipping). Domestic shipping is free for all orders over $99 (enter code free shipping at checkout). For orders of $99 or under, domestic shipping is $9.95. International shipping is via DHL, FedEx, or USPS international express and costs $45 for shipments up to a pound (9 one ounce ingots or less including packaging materials) and $10 for each additional pound.  International customers please be aware that your country may levy import duties and/or VAT taxes on your purchase from us. We have nothing to do with this and cannot pay it for you. If you refuse our package because of this extra cost we will take it back and will refund your order in full once received minus the cost of the return shipping. If you are unsure what these import costs will be please check with your country's customs office. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhenium

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundance_of_elements_in_Earth%27s_crust

http://www.curiousnotions.com/home/metals.asp

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/statistics/riskList.html

 https://www.911metallurgist.com/blog/the-worlds-10-most-precious-metals