The allure of gold

Gold has been coveted for thousands of years. It’s always been considered special – think of gold medals and wedding rings – and has been bought, traded and stored as wealth for generations, around the world.

Physical gold is not only visually appealing but is also a finite resource which has many industrial and commercial applications. As the most malleable of all metals, it takes many forms: gold bars, jewellery, coins – and now as fractions of 0.001oz (0.0311 grams) of a gold bar through Signature™, making investing in gold more accessible to everyone.

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Interesting facts about gold

  • 90% of the world’s gold has been mined since the 1849 California gold rush
  • In Fort Knox there are 4,600 tonnes of gold at the US Bullion Depositary, Kentucky
  • Gold never rusts and is so pliable that it can be made into sewing thread
  • It’s rarer to find a 1oz gold nugget than a 5ct diamond
  • Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history
  • The world’s sea beds are a treasure trove, estimated to hold up to 15,000 tonnes of gold

How much will it cost?

You can purchase any amount of gold you like, in 0.001oz (0.0311 gram) units. The price you pay is the market spot price at the time of your purchase and a premium, the minimum order value is just £20. We also charge a management fee of 0.5% + VAT per annum, based on the average daily value of your total gold holding.

AMOUNT PREMIUM SELL BACK PREMIUM
Up to $20,099.99 1.00 % 1.00 %
$20,100.00 - $100,099.99 0.75 % 1.00 %
$100,100.00 or more 0.50 % 1.00 %

Did you know?

If you’d invested £10,000 in gold in 2007, it would now have a value of £28,000. That’s a return of £18,000

Metal 2007 – Price per troy ounce 2017 – Price per troy ounce
Gold £342.72 £972.76

The above figures are approximate, based on historic gold prices. They do not take into account inflation or the deduction of any fees, including annual storage fees.

What you need to know

Price Clarity
Transparent premiums Yes
Premiums – For Sales
Sellback premium 1%
Vaulting
Storage location The Royal Mint
Storage management The Royal Mint
External audit Yes
Fully Insured Yes
Liquidity
Pricing/purchasing times 24/7/365
Holding level
Measurement level 0.001 Ounces
UK Tax status*
VAT Zero Rated
CGT Liable

Diversify your investments

Ever thought about diversifying your investments into other precious metals? Signature Silver™ and Signature Platinum™ may be the perfect next steps.