Gold bars have the advantage of easy storage and are also a lot harder to steal, especially due to their weight. Gold bars are not only an easy storage form for coin material, but unlike nuggets, are a good way to pay for larger transactions, as the worth of a gold bar is fixed. It can be used to store wealth as well (especially by the government). Of course it is always possible to return a gold bar to the mint in exchange for its worth in coins.
- -Cynthia at the Royal Mint in Ultima VII will exchange every gold bar for 100 gold coins.
- -Bucia in Moonshade in Ultima VII Part Two will exchange each gold bar for 400 gold coins.