These brand new 500g Gold Bars are minted by Metalor, the Swiss-based and LBMA approved refinery.
Each bar contains 500g of fine gold (999.9 purity) and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The bars have the famous Metalor stamp on them, their country of origin and their own unique serial number.
Metalor is one of the leading and oldest suppliers of gold in the world and this bar continues to show the high level of craftsmanship that is synonymous with this company.
Our Expert Opinion
If you’re looking to buy gold bullion, then none are more prestigious and guaranteed of quality than Swiss-made bars like the Metalor. As an investment, the bar provides great value as there’s no numismatic value to pay, just the weight of the gold and the manufacturing cost. Its impressive size means the bar is satisfying to hold, unlike some of the far smaller bars like the 1oz gold bars.
If you anticipate needing to sell part of your investment, it may be worth considering buying a number of smaller bars to provide that flexibility. You’ll need to decide whether the absolute cost of versatility is your main objective. If you have higher investment capital you may wish to buy a 1KG gold bar instead of 2 x 500g gold bars.
Alternatively, buying Tax Free Gold Coins (such as gold Sovereigns and gold Britannias) to a similar value as the 250g gold bar may well be worth considering. Premiums may be slightly higher than the 250g gold bar, but you can have the flexibility of owning many pieces. The bonus is that any gains you make upon sale are free from Capital Gains Tax due to the UK coins being legal tender.
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.