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Top 5 Gold Investments


Looking to invest in gold but not sure what to buy? Here are our top 5 bestselling gold bullion investments including a brief profile of each product and who buys them.


1. 1oz Gold Britannia Coin
Royal Mint Gold Britannia Coin The 1oz gold Britannia is our bestselling product favoured by investors looking to benefit from its Capital Gains Tax Free status. Gold Britannias offer larger investors the perfect balance between flexibility and cost, tending to be the cheapest way to buy British tax free coins. Gold Britannia coins are easy to store, trade and sell due to their relatively small unit size.

Nationality:
British
Unit Size: 1oz
Manufacturer: The Royal Mint
Tax Status: VAT Free and Capital Gains Tax Free.
Carat: 22ct or 24ct. All gold Britannias manufactured during 2012 or earlier are 22ct. Coins manufactured during 2013 or after are now 24ct following specification change. Please note all gold Britannia coins contain exactly 1 troy ounce of pure 24ct gold.

Who Buys Gold Britannia Coins?
Investors spending £10-20k or more. Large investors looking to spend £50k - £100k plus. Investors who pay or expect to pay Capital Gains Tax. British investors anticipating strong returns. Large investors holding larger unit bars seeking added flexibility.


2. Gold Sovereign
Royal Mint Gold Sovereigns Gold sovereign coins are the most recognisable British coin in the world and are our second bestselling product favoured by investors of all sizes. Sovereigns offer the ultimate flexibility due to their small unit size and are Capital Gains Tax Free. Sovereigns are easy to store, trade and sell. The cheapest coin ( Best Value Sovereigns ) will represent the best value as all sovereigns are worth the same when selling to a dealer.

Nationality: British
Unit Size: 7.98g
Manufacturer: The Royal Mint
Tax Status: VAT Free and Capital Gains Tax Free.
Carat: 22ct gold coin. Contains 7.315 grams of pure 24ct gold.

Who Buys Gold Sovereigns? Investors of all budgets from first time investors looking to spend less then £1k up to larger investors spending £100k plus and everyone inbetween. British investors anticipating strong returns. Investors paying or who anticipate paying Capital Gains Tax.


3. 100g Gold Bar

100g Gold Bar 100g gold bars are our most commonly invested size bars favoured by investors of all types. 100g bars represent better value for money than coins whilst still maintaining an element of flexibility and are often purchased in addition to smaller unit coins and bars. All our bars are essentially the same with prices varying on your preferred brand. The cheapest bar ( Best Value 100g Bars ) will represent the best value as they are all worth the same at resale.
Nationality: Belgium, German and Swiss
Unit Size: 100g
Manufacturers: Umicore , Heraeus , Metalor & PAMP
Tax Status: VAT Free.
Carat: 24ct pure gold.

Who Buys 100g Gold Bars? Investors seeking greater value for money whilst requiring relative flexibility. Investors not concerned with CGT. Larger investors spending between £10k - £50k plus. Investors who like to mix unit sizes holding bars and coins.


4. 1oz Krugerrand
South African Gold Krugerrand The gold Krugerrand is the world's most recognisable coin and is our bestselling International gold bullion product favoured by investors of all sizes. The Krugerrand offers a very good balance between value and flexibility often being the cheapest way to buy a 1oz gold coin. Easy to store, trade and sell. The cheapest coin to buy will represent the best value investment as all Krugerrands are worth the same when selling back to a dealer.

Nationality: South African
Unit Size: 1oz
Manufacturer: The South African Rand Refinery
Tax Status: VAT Free
Carat: 22ct gold coin. Contains 1 troy ounce of pure 24ct gold.

Who Buys 1oz Krugerrands? Investors not concerned with CGT. Investors seeking very good value for money and flexibility. Investors spending between £1k to £20k plus. Investors buying Krugerrands in addition to CGT free British gold coins and larger unit bars.


5. 1oz Gold Bar
1oz Gold Bar 1oz gold bars prove particularly popular with smaller investors seeking low margin 1oz flexible units who are not concerned with Capital Gains Tax. 1oz bars are very easy to store and sell. All bars are essentially the same product with prices varying on your preferred brand. The cheapest bar ( Best Value 1oz Bar ) represents the best value for money as they are all worth the same when selling back to a dealer.

Nationality: Belgium, German and Swiss
Unit Size: 1oz
Manufacturers: Umicore , Heraeus , Metalor & PAMP
Tax Status: VAT Free
Carat: 24ct pure gold

Who Buys 1oz Gold Bars? Investors seeking excellent value for money and flexibility. Smaller investors often spending £1k to £20k. Investors not concerned with CGT. Investors who like a mix of smaller and larger units often holding coins and bars. Investors who like to hold 1oz units to track against the live gold price .

View our full range of gold investment products

Interested in silver bullion? View our top 5 Silver Investments.


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