Many people are intimidated by the idea of buying physical gold as an investment. But it isn’t any different to buying jewellery or diamonds. You simply go to a shop and purchase it.
Just like jewellery, there are more reputable sellers, cheaper ones and more convenient ones. All you have to do is make a quick comparison so your purchase is informed.
Below is a list of leading gold brokers where you can buy the different forms of gold – bullion, coins and bars. There are options to buy online, by phone or in a branch.
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|Physical Gold Ltd||2008||N||Y||N||London|
|The Pure Gold Company||2012||Y||Y||Y||London|
|Gold Made Simple||2010||Y||N||N||London|
|Baird & Co||1967||Y||N||Y
|ATS Bullion Ltd||2002||Y||Y||Y||London|
|Coin Invest Direct||2007||Y||Y||Y
|GoldCore||2003||Y||Y||N||London & Dublin|
|The Gold Bullion C.||1993||y||N||Y
|Bullion By Post||2008||Y||Y||Y||Birmingham|
|Atkinsons Bullion & Coins||1990||Y||Y||Y||Birmingham|
|The Royal Mint||886||Y||N||N|
|SA Bullion||2005||N||Y||Y||Cape Town|
Go ahead and buy one
See how it makes you feel. If it helps your wealth feel more robust, go ahead and invest a more substantial sum.
If you enjoy semi-numismatics like the sovereign, there are many very similar options from countries around the world. The Canadian Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrand, American Eagle and Australian Kangaroo are great options.
But buying pure bullion bars is the most basic way of investing in the gold price. You pay the lowest premiums. Each different maker has their own.
Category: Investing in Gold