This 20g Gold bar is produced by Metalor, the renowned Swiss gold refinery.
Metalor are an LBMA approved company and are one of the oldest and most respected refiners in the world having been founded as far back as 1852.
They are one of the leading suppliers of all precious metals in the world using the latest technology to produce products of the highest quality. They are best known for their sought-after gold bars.
Each bar is produced in 999.9 Fine Gold and is individually sealed in a tamper-proof case.
The front of each bar has Metalor’s signature and the bar’s individual serial number. The rear of each bar contains a quality stamp.
Please note that on occasion, you may receive an alternative brand of bar if Metalor are out of stock. Brands will be of equal purity, reputation and presentation. Examples would be Credit Suisse, UBS, Heraeus or Perth Mint
Banking and Switzerland go hand in hand but Switzerland’s history with gold is just as important.
The original deposits in the Swiss banking system, around 1800, were predominantly gold and silver.
It refines 70% of the world’s gold in an average year. Mining companies export their product to Switzerland where it is purified to its maximum levels (.9999 or even .99999)
Of the top 6 refiners on the LBMA Good Delivery list, 4 are based in Switzerland. This list is a quality certification of the LBMA.
Our expert Opinion
Switzerland is synonymous with quality, gold and investment. Owning a Swiss gold bullion bar certainly appeals to the ego as well as providing a cost-effective way of hedging with gold.
The superb finish and casing mean that the Metalor 20g bar maintains its integrity and avoids scratches, guaranteeing a great buyback price. It’s size and shape provide a simple means of storage as they take up little space. Being of weight, the 20g gold bar provides access to the gold market for those with humble budgets but keen to get started with precious metals.
Alternatives to this bar may be to consider tax free gold coins which are similarly small in size (and therefore offer divisibility) but also benefit from being Capital Gains Tax free. For instance, the Sovereign coin contains 7.32g of gold, while the Britannia comprises 31,103g of pure gold.
If tax isn’t a consideration, but you wish to buy gold bars with a larger budget, there are two approached. One is to buy a high quantity of little bars like the 20g Metalor, and the other is to buy a far larger bullion bar like a 1kg bar. There are price reductions for both approaches, so depending on your budget, it’s worth comparing the two.
The advantage with the smaller bars is the flexibility to be able to sell small parts of your holding at any time. After all, we wouldn’t be keen on buying a 1kg bar which has been sawn in half if you only wish to sell part of your holding!
Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.
Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.
Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.
You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.
In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.
If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.
All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.
Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.
A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.
Live Gold Spot Price in Sterling.
Gold is one of the densest of all metals. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is also soft and the most malleable and ductile of the elements; an ounce (31.1 grams; gold is weighed in troy ounces) can be beaten out to 187 square feet (about 17 square metres) in extremely thin sheets called gold leaf.
Live Silver Spot Price in Sterling.
Silver (Ag), chemical element, a white lustrous metal valued for its decorative beauty and electrical conductivity. Silver is located in Group 11 (Ib) and Period 5 of the periodic table, between copper (Period 4) and gold (Period 6), and its physical and chemical properties are intermediate between those two metals.