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What are bullions?


#1

Could anyone please enlighten me on the meaning of “bullion” and/or
gold “bullion”? And …how is this word pronounced?

Thank you,
Irina


#2

In the UK, it means ‘gold or silver in lump or valued by weight’.

We pronounce it bull(as in the animal)-ee-on

It, or a similar word, is also a synonym for gimp/french wire as
used in beaded jewellery when attaching clasps.

Pat


#3

“Bullion”, pronounced just as it’s spelled (BULL-yun), is gold as
bulk gold, rather than as worked stock. If you buy bar gold, that’s
bullion. If you find a broken 24k chain and buy it for only its
worth as gold, that’s bullion. It’s a commodity term, I guess you’d
call it. Gold by the ounce, bars, etc., is bullion; many gold coins
are actually bought as bullion, though they carry a premuim for the
minting. Who would spend a gold maple leaf or krugerrand for its
face value?

Tas
www.earthlywealth.com


#4
Could anyone please enlighten me on the meaning of  "bullion" and/or
gold "bullion"?  And ..how is this word pronounced?

Irina, nobody does it better than Merriam-Webster (except the OED):

Pronunciation: 'bul-y&n, -"y=E4n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, mint

1 a : gold or silver considered as so much metal; specifically :
uncoined gold or silver in bars or ingots b : metal in the mass

2 : lace, braid, or fringe of gold or silver threads

James in SoFl going to make some boullion for soup.