How do I know the gold and silver are real?
If you’re new to investing in gold and silver, then a typical concern is ensuring the gold or silver you buy is authentic and of a high grade. The motivation for most gold investors is to reduce their overall risk, so the last thing they want is to risk buying bogus coins or bars. Certainly, for the novice, the safest bet is to buy from a reputable dealer.
Research is crucial to ensure the credibility and integrity of the dealer (and as such, the metals they provide). At Physical Gold we operate a very tight process to ensure sub-standard or counterfeit metals don’t enter our system.
We source our metals direct from manufacturers or mints, or from authorised dealers, ensuring their provenance is known. Gold or silver purchased from the public is tested and verified by our numismatic team and rejected if it doesn’t meet our strict standards.
We are proud members of the British Numismatic Association (BNTA), which means we adhere to a strict code of ethics and guidelines on all our metals. Membership requires prior vetting and approval by existing members, to verify a dealer’s integrity. Regular stolen and fake goods alerts are circulated within the BNTA so that we’re aware of any forgeries on the market. Look out for the BNTA logo to ensure your dealer is accredited and has signed up to such code of ethics. We’re also members of the British Numismatic Society, an organisation made up of coin professionals, established as far back as 1903.
We can provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request with a purchase you make through us, guaranteeing its authenticity and that your purchase has been checked and meets our standards.
We are proud to offer all our customers a guarantee to buy back all gold or silver bought from us, regardless of time lapsed. This demonstrates the confidence we have in our own checks and processes.
So if you’re considering purchasing silver or gold, but are unsure how to judge its authenticity, then worry no more. That’s our job as the experts, to provide you with protection and assurance.