‘Gold Leaf’ Bars HONGKONG
From the 1930s until the end of the Vietnam war in 1975, unusual ‘gold leaf’ bars were widely manufactured in Vietnam. Their thinness makes them extremely portable, easily placed inside shoes, sewn into the lining of clothes or rolled into narrow tubes. Thousands of these bars, smuggled by Vietnamese refugees, were sold to gold dealers, mainly in South East Asia. The standard bar weighs around 15 g.
The Exhibition displays gold leaf
bars which are on loan from the Kenneth Yeung Collection, King Fook Finance Co Ltd, Hong Kong.