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Top 5 Gold Investments


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


1. 1oz 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.
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Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Tax Status: VAT Free and Capital Gains Tax Free.
Carat: 24 carat (2013 onwards)

Please note: Gold Britannias manufactured during 2012 or earlier are 22 carat purity. These
gold Britannia coins contain exactly 1 troy ounce of pure 24ct gold, but their weight was slightly
higher than 31.1g or 1 troy ounce.
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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

Gold sovereign coins are the most recognisable British coin in the world and are our second
best-selling 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.
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Unit Size: 7.98 grams
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Tax Status: VAT Free and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exempt.
Carat: 22 carat gold coin. Contains 7.315 grams of pure 24ct gold.
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Who Buys Gold Sovereigns?
First time investors looking to spend less than £1,000
Larger investors spending £100,000 + and everyone in between.
British investors anticipating strong returns.
Investors paying or who anticipate paying Capital Gains Tax.


3. 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.

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Unit Size: 100 grams
Manufacturers: Umicore , Heraeus , Metalor , RMC & PAMP
Tax Status: VAT Free.
Carat: 24 carat pure gold.
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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

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, Krugerrands represent a good value investment. Always try to buy
for the lowest price however - all Krugerrands are worth the same when selling back to a dealer.
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Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: South African Mint (Rand Refinery)
Tax Status: VAT Free
Carat: 22 carat gold coin. Contains 1 troy ounce of pure 24ct gold.
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Who Buys 1oz Krugerrands?
Investors not concerned with CGT.
Investors seeking very good value for money and flexibility.
Investors spending between £1,000 to £20,000 +
Investors buying Krugerrands in addition to CGT free British gold coins and larger unit bars.


5. 1oz Gold Bar

1oz gold bars prove particularly popular with smaller investors seeking low-margin flexible units
who are not concerned with Capital Gains Tax.

The 1 ounce 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.
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Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturers: Umicore , Heraeus , Metalor & PAMP
Tax Status: VAT Free
Carat: 24 carat pure gold
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Who buys 1oz Gold Bars?
Investors seeking excellent value for money and flexibility.
Smaller investors often spending £1,000 to £20,000.
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 1 ounce units to track against the live gold price.
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View our full range of gold investment products

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


Related Links: If you have any questions about gold or silver bullion investment, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable and friendly team on
0121 634 8060 who will be happy to talk your through any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and
we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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