Metalor 5g Gold Bar
This 5g gold bar is produced by Swiss refiners Metalor and recognised by the LBMA. This brand new gold bar can be traded anywhere globally.
Each bar contains 5g of fine gold and comes in a sealed, tamper-proof credit-card-sized package with unique serial number and certification, for security and buyer confidence.
Please note that on occasion, you may receive an alternative brand of the bar if Metalor is out of stock. Brands will be of equal purity, reputation and presentation. Examples would be Credit Suisse, UBS, Heraeus or Perth Mint.
Our Expert Opinion
This is our starter size gold bar and is very popular for those wishing to get started with a gold portfolio. As our lowest priced gold bar, the Metalor 5g gold bar makes an ideal present for loved ones. The Swiss are world-renowned for their unrivalled gold bar manufacturing, so what better way to impress friends and family with one of their own. Despite its diminutive size, the item feels impressive and satisfying due to the sealed, certified encapsulation of the gold bar itself. Being protected within the casing, the bar will remain unscratched which will maximise its resale value.
Due to its humble size, larger bars provide more gold per gram. So if you’re considering building a more substantial holding, it may be worth considering larger bars such as the Metalor 50g gold bar or the very popular investment size of 100g. There are price reductions when purchasing a number of 5g gold bars, so the most cost-effective choice will depend on how many grams you wish to buy in total. Absolute buying cost isn’t the only consideration, divisibility and tax efficiency are also important. It may be wiser to buy 10x5g bars than 1x50g gold bar if you anticipate needing to sell part, but not all of your gold investment at some point in the future. Owning lots of small bars provides the ultimate in flexibility.
Our most popular alternative to the 5g gold bar would by the Half Sovereign or Sovereign gold coins. Providing gold content of 3.66g and 7.32g respectively, they are in the same price bracket as the 5g bar. Interestingly, while the Half Sovereign commands similar premiums to the 5g gold bar, stretching to the slightly larger Sovereign brings premiums down significantly. The added advantage of the coins is that they’re Capital Gains Tax-free. However, if the presentation is important, especially for a one-off purchase or present, then the Metalor bars are hard to beat.
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.