Buy VAT Free Gold Bars Online

Not only does investing in tax free gold bars offer a financially attractive way to secure your cash but it also offers a way to diversify your existing investment portfolio. The idea of buying gold in bars from dealers may seem like the preserve of the incredibly wealthy but is, in fact, a standard way in which anyone can invest in gold. Available in a variety of sizes to suit your budget, you can buy gold bars online that are tax free direct from Physical Gold Limited, gold bar dealers you can trust. Not only do we deliver golds bars in the UK direct to your door but we can also offer storage for your gold holding in secure, high-commodity vaults.
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Best Value 1oz Gold Bar

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Best Value 100g Gold Bar

from £3,153.15

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Metalor 5g Gold Bar

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Metalor 10g Gold Bar

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Metalor 20g Gold Bar

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Metalor 1oz Gold Bar

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Metalor 50g Gold Bar

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Metalor 100g Gold Bar

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Metalor 250g Gold Bar

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what are gold bars
You can buy gold bars ranging up to delivery bars at 400oz and even 1kg and more. Image via Flickr.
Gold bars (or ingots) are produced in standardised weights, measured in troy ounces. Equivalent to approximately 31.1035g, a troy ounce is slightly heavier than an imperial ounce at 28.3495g. Though the weight of gold bars is referred to in ounces, be aware that this measurement is different to that on your standard kitchen scales. Banks utilise a common derivative of gold bars in the UK, a 400-ounce ingot called a ‘delivery bar’. Most gold bars owned by central banks are manufactured wholly flat for easy storage though European banks and investors still prefer the traditional brick shape. You can purchase them in varying denominations, from 5g up to 1kg or more, from UK gold bar dealers. The smaller your bars, the more divisible the assets when you come to selling your gold. Gold bars can be manufactured by casting or minting; casting is the process of pouring molten gold into a bar press whereas minting is done via cutting bars from flat gold. Gold bars that have been minted are usually more expensive as the process takes longer and requires more precision handling.
Gold bars can be manufactured by any mint or bullion producer but not all gold bars are produced with the same quality. You can buy gold bars with varying purity levels depending on the manufacturer and for some investors this is a critical element. This is due to the fact that the internal revenue agencies in some countries set minimum purity levels for gold bar reserves. This is most commonly a level of 999.9 gold fineness. The greater the purity, the higher the value of the gold bar. Each manufacturer may also offer varying levels of security with and of their gold bars purchased online including serial numbers of tamper-proof seals (see below). Bars of gold are predominantly manufactured in Switzerland as well as government mints with the major producers being Credit Suisse, Metalor, Umicore, Emirates Gold and UBS. How Secure Are Gold Bars? When purchasing gold bars online you should always use a gold bar dealer that can provide provenance and/or a certificate of authenticity. Large gold bars (over 250g) usually have a serial number printed on them. A way of preventing gold bars from being stolen or counterfeited, these unique numbers should tally with the certificate provided or sealed inside. Small denominations of gold bars from dealers do not usually have these security features. However, minted bars produced in the last few years are most commonly sealed in tamper-proof packaging with a holographic security seal. Known as a Kinegram, bars that contain these diffractive logos are referred to as Kinebars. Storage When it comes to securing your investment, the safest way to store gold bars in the UK is in a recognised gold bullion vault. Not only does this keep your investment safe but it also allows you to maintain a record of provenance (‘Good Delivery’) that assures the integrity of the gold’s value. However, the choice is yours and, if you want to take physical delivery of the gold you purchase online, then you can do so. You have the option of storing your gold in a bank safety deposit box or at home in a safe. Bear in mind that if you do choose to keep your gold bars at home then you will need to inform your home insurance company. Remember that this is likely to increase your premium. If you buy large quantities of gold online then your gold bar dealers should be able to offer secure storage options on top of providing you with details of gold prices.
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We offer safe storage of gold with our high commodity gold bullion vaults. Image via Flickr.
The major benefit of buying gold bars is the size of secure investment that you can make in one transaction. Gold bars are typically produced with certification as to the purity and value and are protected with sealed packaging to prevent counterfeiting. In short, they offer investors with a very secure way to invest in gold that has a guaranteed purity. Gold coins, on the other hand, generally don’t come with certification. However, coins can attract additional value that gold bars do not. This is often related to their collectible value in addition to the worth of the raw materials. When it comes to storage, bars are easy and, if you are investing a lot of money, take a lot less space and organisation than the equivalent value in coins. Coins offer the opportunity to spread your investment as they can be purchased at a lower cost over a longer period of time and offer this same flexibility when liquidating your assets. Coins also offer the added advantage of their design aesthetics and historical significance. This is appealing for numismatists who enjoy collecting coins as well as investing. Lastly, there can be less of a premium when buying gold in bars as it costs less to produce a single bar than the equivalent minting costs associated with the same weight in gold bullion coins.
In the last few years, there are several new methods of buying gold bars in the UK including gold-to-go style vending machines. The first such device in the UK was installed in a Westfield Shopping Centre in London in 2011. The trend for these gimmicky sales outlets started in Abu Dhabi and appeals to the impulse purchaser rather than a savvy investor. You can buy gold bars online from Physical Gold as well as from gold bar dealers in the UK. Our gold bars are produced by the Swiss manufacturers, Metalor, and are of a 999.9 finesse grade. You can purchase gold bars online in up to 9 different denominations from 5g to 1kg. All of our bars of bars are VAT free and come with unique serial numbers printed on each bar as well as a certificate of authenticity. Our smaller denominations (5g to 100g) also come sealed with tamper-proof packaging. What Size Gold Bar Should I Buy? The choice of size is entirely up to the individual investor and the amount of money being invested. However, you should bear in mind that when it comes to liquidating your assets, it is easier to sell off part of your portfolio if you have several smaller bars than if you have a single gold bar of a higher value. You should also factor in economies of scale as larger bars can be purchased at a discount.

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