Metalor 250g Gold Bar
This brand new Metalor cast gold bar consists of 999.9 pure gold and comes with a unique serial number and certificate, for buyer confidence. Metalor has been producing some of the world’s finest gold bars since 1852 from their base in Geneva, Switzerland and is an LBMA approved refinery.
When selecting which gold bar to purchase, quality, brand, purity and reputation are all considerations. While Metalor is renowned as one of the world’s leading gold producers, its bars strike a fine balance between quality and value. For this reason, they’re arguably the most popular manufacturer of gold bullion in Europe.
Cast gold bar or minted
There are two ways of producing gold bars. The first is known as minted gold bars, whereby individual bars are cut from a much larger sheet of gold. This gives a very clean, fine finish and is a popular method for modest size gold bars. All the Metalor bars we sell are Minted gold bars up to 100g in weight. This 250g Gold bar is the first size we offer as a cast bar.
Cast gold bars are manufactured differently. Molten gold is poured into various sized moulds and then cooled to produce the more rugged brick-like finish. Corners tend to be more rounded, and the bars tend to appeal to traditionalists who know and desire gold bars in brick-like shape. The minted bars tend to be thinner and flatter which can be useful for storage.
The important thing to remember is that there isn’t any difference in value between the two types. Gold content and purity is the most important factor in determining value. With these bars being stamped with a serial number and accompanied by a certificate, they always fetch a high price.
Our expert opinion
As the smallest cast bar Physical Gold Limited sell, the 250g Metalor gold bar is popular for those desiring the rugged looks of bars they see in films, rather than the more clinical finish of the small gold bars.
It’s a decent option for investors seeking value, as premiums are relatively low, as you pay for the gold content and a manufacturing cost only, there’s no historical or numismatic value.
If you’re looking to buy a larger quantity of gold, then quantity discounts can be made from purchasing a number of the 250g bars. However, it’s worth calculating whether this will be cheaper than buying 1kg gold bars which are generally cheaper due to their size.
Don’t forget that liquidity is also important and the flexibility to sell some of your holdings if you need it. So sometimes it’s better to own several bars than 1 large gold bar, to give you options if circumstances change. Another investment strategy could be to buy silver bars, this diversifies a portfolio and a 1kg silver bar is affordable to virtually all investors.
If you’re seeking tax efficiency, then you may want to consider combining the 250g gold bar with UK coins such as Britannias and Sovereigns. Low prices can be achieved with these coins, especially when buying in bulk, but they have the added advantage of being Capital Gains Tax free too.
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.
For more details please see section 4 of our Terms & Conditions and our Delivery & Storage page.
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.
Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.
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.