Best Value 5g Gold Bar
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What is the best value 5g gold bar?
This is designed for those seeking the cheapest 5g gold bullion available and is not focused on a particular brand. You’ll receive 5g 24 carat (999.9 purity) gold bullion bars from stock, which will be manufactured by one of the world’s best-known refiners. Brands will include Heraeus, Umicore, UBS, Perth Mint, Credit Suisse, Pamp, Bairds, and Metalor, amongst others. Bars may be in cellophane bag rather than in laminated packaging.
Why are best value 5g gold bars a good option?
Gold bullion prices consist purely of the intrinsic gold content value plus a manufacturing cost. Unlike rare collectors coins, limited edition gold coin sets, or proof finish gold, you don’t pay a premium for rarity or history. Therefore, buying gold bars can provide excellent value for those focused on gold investing. Because the best value bars are from excess stock, you pay a lower price than if you were to select your brand.
Our expert opinion
Buying 5g gold bars hits the sweet spot for gold bullion. Due to its size, manufacturing cost as a percentage of the overall price is far lower than with smaller. For those seeking the lowest gold price per gram possible, focussing on larger denominated bars will bring down price per gram. Electing for the ‘best value’ bars provides an additional discount. Physical Gold Limited generally will pay the same when you come to sell one of these bars versus selling a gold bar whose brand you originally chose. After all, it’s still the same quantity of gold in the same format. Buying larger bars such as 500g or 1kg may shave a fraction more off the gold price per gram, but you then lose the flexibility of owning multiple pieces of gold and the ability to sell some, rather than all, of your holding.
Alternatives to the Best Value 5g bar
The two obvious alternatives to this product would be the Metalor 5g Gold bar. This costs slightly more, but you know you’ll own a Swiss produced gold bar in a sealed tamper-proof packet. If it’s a gift or you desire that certainty, then this can be a sound option. However, the ‘best value’ bars include Swiss refiners and sealed bars, so you may end up with the same bar at a lower cost, depending on what we have in stock.
If you’re looking to invest a sum of money that permits buying several 5g gold bars, then tax free gold coins are definitely worth considering. These have the advantage of buying more divisible, with Sovereign coins costing around £250 each and also being completely tax free. While gold bars are VAT exempt, the UK coins are also Capital Gains Tax free, meaning you’ll get to keep all your profits.
With an annual tax free allowance of over £12,000, UK investors can still make handsome profits on gold bullion bars without paying any CGT.
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.