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How to Buy Gold

Welcome to Hatton Garden Metals, the questions and answers below help to answer the majority of questions our customers have about buying and selling gold and silver. If your question is not answered on these pages or you would like additional help, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Why choose Hatton Garden Metals?

Buying Gold from Hatton Garden Metals is buying from the UK’s No.1 Gold Company, we are top rated on every review site and have an honest and trustworthy reputation. Hatton Garden Metals buy and sell gold in the most professional way. You will always be able to buy gold and make your gold investment with Hatton Garden Metals at the lowest prices possible. You can trust Hatton Garden Metals to provide you with the best quality gold exactly as described, delivered or securely stored.

Hatton Garden Metals offers a full Bullion service. That means when it comes to gold you need look no further than our top-rated company for buying or selling gold. We offer the highest prices when you sell gold and offer the best prices when you come to buy gold. Our dedicated coin and bar department is the best in the world and our knowledge of coins and bars is unparalleled in the industry. We are the UK’s No.1 Gold Company and provide the best possible service to investors, collectors, gold buyers and scrap gold customers in the UK.

When it comes to buying gold Hatton Garden Metals is the best company to buy gold from. We offer Free Postage on all our items so the price you see is the price to have your gold investment delivered securely to your door. Hatton garden Metals also offers the UK’s best storage solution for gold investments. You can store your gold purchase from Hatton Garden Metals free for 10 months at Hatton Garden Metals storage vaults.

Hatton Garden Metals is the No.1 place to buy gold from. Investors choose Hatton Garden Metals for the service, the price, the quality and the reliability of the UK’s No.1 Gold Company.

What does CGT Exempt mean on Bullion Gold?

Gold coins that are minted in the UK such as the Gold Sovereign and the Gold Britannia are CGT exempt. This means that when you come to sell your investment then you have to pay no capital gains tax. This means that investors get the full value of their gold investment when they come to sell their gold with Hatton Garden Metals. It important to know which products are CGT exempt and Hatton Garden Metals can help. Please speak to the office on 02074044000 for mire advice on which products are CGT exempt. We ensure that investors are kept up to date with any changes in legislation and know that when you buy gold it’s important to know all the details of your investment. Investors looking to maximise on their investment chose Hatton Garden Metals to buy their investment gold. Buying from Hatton Garden Metals is easy and clear. We ensure that our gold investors buy gold from Hatton Garden Metals at the lowest premiums and that we have a wide range of CGT Free gold that you can choose to invest in

No VAT on Investment gold

There is no VAT to pay when you invest in gold coins or bars. When you buy gold from Hatton Garden Metals, we ensure that there is no VAT to pay on any of our gold investment products

Vat-Free purchases on gold

There is no VAT charge on any gold investment bullion. All gold coins and all gold bars bought in the UK and EU are VAT Exempt.

Investors chose to invest in gold as there is no VAT to pay when you buy gold coins and bars in the UK. This makes gold such an attractive investment as you can invest in the full value of gold. Gold is a great investment for investors looking to invest in a product with no VAT.

VAT is payable at 20% on silver bullion and coins. This means that 20% will be added in VAT to the price of any silver bullion bars or coins bought from Hatton Garden Metals.

Investors are advised to treat silver bullion and silver coins as they would like any other product which includes VAT in the sale price.

When you come to sell your investment of silver then it’s important to know if you are VAT registered. VAT registered investors will receive a VAT payment when they come to sell silver bars and coins. However, if you are not VAT registered then you will be unable to receive the VAT on your silver sale. It’s important when you invest in gold and silver to consider which is the better option when you factor in VAT. Gold coins and bars bought and sold in the UK have no VAT on them.

I am VAT Registered If you are VAT registered, we advise that you seek advice from a professional with regards to claiming back VAT on your purchases. If you are a business purchasing metal you will need to open a trade account with us. Please visit the Trade section of our site and complete the Trade Application Form, we will then be in touch with a trade account form which you will need to complete along with our due diligence pack. It’s important to inform Hatton Garden Metals if you are VAT registered as you will need to provide your VAT certificate to us here in order to receive the VAT payment for selling Silver.

Why buy physical gold?

The physical ownership of gold puts you, the owner, in sole control of your investment. Holding physical gold means you are not tied down to interest rates, volatile banking, or turbulent stock markets. Purchasing physical gold can protect your wealth against these factors. Holding a percentage of physical gold and bullion can further diversify your investment portfolio, and this dynamic holding allows for flexibility and control when purchasing this precious metal. Physical gold bullion is tangible and always has an intrinsic value. Physical gold unlike other traditional investments allows the investor to hold the item and can sell where and when the investor wants. Coins like the gold krugerrand are so popular amongst gold investors as they can be bought and sold around the world as this is the worlds most traded coin. As the price of gold is traded in ounces the price of 1oz of gold reflects the value of these 1oz coins, allowing investors to easily see the price of their assets. That’s one of the many reasons why gold is such a popular investment. The benefits of buying physical gold that you can either receive through free delivery or take advantage of Free Storage for 10 months at Hatton Garden Metals.

Gold Bars Vs Gold Coins

Investors looking to choose between gold bars and gold coins should get all the fact on their investment. Gold Bars are often a great way to buy gold, they often attract lower premiums so you are often able to buy these gold bars at a very good rate with a low premium. Gold coins are a fantastic way of buying gold, there is lots of history and sentiment with gold coins and many gold investors and collectors loke to buy gold coins because of the history of the coins. Often gold coins are a little more expensive than gold bars because of their collector value, however here at Hatton Garden Metals we ensure that all our gold investment products are sold at the best prices and for the lowest premiums.

It’s important to know that there are certain coins that are CGT Free. are CGT exempt. This means that when you come to sell your investment then you have to pay no capital gains tax. This means that investors get the full value of their gold investment when they come to sell their gold with Hatton Garden Metals. It important to know which products are CGT exempt and Hatton Garden Metals can help.

Choosing between gold bars and coins for your gold investment? Take a look at our website and we will show all the available gold investment items from coins to bars of every size so you can make an informed decision about the type of gold investment you wish to make.

Gold V’s Silver, Platinum, Palladium

Investors looking to invest or buy precious metals should choose the right way of investing. You can choose between buying gold, silver, platinum or palladium. The biggest variety of investment coins and bars are in gold and silver, with few coins and bars made of palladium and platinum. The markets in palladium and platinum have seen large hights and lows over the last few years, meaning that there is more volatility in the platinum and palladium market than with gold and silver. The availability of platinum and palladium products is slightly less than the availability of investor products in gold and silver. Hatton Garden Metals provides investment opportunities for you to buy physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium. There are benefits to each different metals and we are happy to answer any questions you have by calling the office on 0207404400.

Some of the benefits of buying certain gold products such as the gold sovereign and the gold Britannia are that they are CTF Free. It’s important to know that there are certain coins that are CGT Free. are CGT exempt. This means that when you come to sell your investment then you have to pay no capital gains tax. This means that investors get the full value of their gold investment when they come to sell their gold with Hatton Garden Metals. It important to know which products are CGT exempt and Hatton Garden Metals can help. Investing in white metals such as investing in platinum or investing in palladium or investing in silver can incur a VAT charge. It’s important to know which items and products have VAT attached.

Why is the Gold Sovereign so popular with investors?

The sovereign is one of the most popular investment coins that investors buy when choosing to buy gold. Hatton garden Metals offers gold sovereigns by year, so you chose the year of the coin that you want to buy. These are especially popular with investors who wish to buy gold as a gift or buy a gold coin to give as a birthday present. Hatton Garden Metals offers a wide range of gold sovereign for investors to buy.

Top 5 Coins when buying Physical Gold

The top five coins for investors when buying gold is a matter of great debate. The most popular items for investors who are choosing to buy gold are the following.

The Gold Krugerrand is one of the most popular coins of the world. This is the most traded coin in the world. The first gold coin to contain precisely one ounce of fine gold, the gold Krugerrand was the original bullion coin to be tenderable at the market value of its face gold content and was intended from the moment of creation to enable ownership of gold amongst private individuals. Bestowing legal tender status upon the gold Krugerrand opened up ownership to citizens of the United States which at that time prohibited private ownership of bullion but allowed ownership of foreign coins. Today the gold Krugerrand, along with the gold Sovereign represents the most popular gold coin investment that we see. The gold Krugerrand is available from Hatton Garden Metals. We provide a wide range of gold Krugerrands for sale for investors at Hatton Garden Metals

The Gold Sovereign is one of the top gold coins in the world. The gold sovereigns are available to buy from Hatton Garden metals by monarch and by year. The gold sovereign is the collectors and the investors choice for buying gold and investing in gold. One of the most widely traded gold coins in the world, the gold sovereign is always a popular choice with investors because of its status as legal tender in the UK which makes it exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT). The gold sovereign is predominately produced by the Royal Mint in the UK, but also by royally sanctioned Mints in Australia, India, Canada and South Africa. Regardless of where the gold sovereign is produced, it will always carry the British design and therefore remain legal tender with a nominal value of £1 Sterling. Struck in 22ct Gold and weighing 7.98grams the Gold Sovereign would be a great addition to any gold collection. Investors love the gold sovereign because its quick and easy to release some of your investment or release a proportion of your gold investment by selling sovereigns.

Unlike a gold bar which you need to buy or sell in one transaction, the same value in gold sovereigns could be made up of a number of coins so you can buy more sovereigns to add to your investment or sell just a few sovereigns to release some of your investment. The gold sovereign is available from Hatton Garden Metals. We provide a wide range of gold sovereigns for investors and collectors alike at the lowest premiums making sure investors get the best value when buying from Hatton Garden Metals.

The Gold Britannia is one of the most popular coins to buy for an investor. Investing in gold and want UK coins? Look no further than the CTF Free Gold Britannia. In 1987 at the Royal Mint, Britain introduced their version of the one-ounce gold coin with production of the Gold Britannia. All Gold Ounce Britannia were minted in 22ct up to 2012, after this date they changed to 24ct. This British One Ounce coin is popular with Investors being Capital Gains Tax Exempt as it has legal tender status. Investors and gold buyers should note that we hold stock of both the 22ct (Pre 2013) and 24ct coin. Without doubt one of the top 5 gold coins in the world for investors and collectors alike.

The Gold Britannia is sold in both 22ct and 24ct gold. However, both of the coins contain exactly one ounce of fine gold. Buying Britannia’s is popular with investors as gold is traded in ounces and you can keep track of the price of gold as it is traded in ounces which is the same value as a gold Britannia. Investors like the simple way of investing in one ounce of gold at a time by purchasing Britannia coins from Hatton Garden Metals

The Canadian Maple leaf is one of the top coins that investors choose when they are looking for a one-ounce gold coin. It is without doubt one of the most popular coins in the world. The 1oz Gold Maple is one of the world’s most widely traded gold coins. These popular coins contain 1 troy ounce of fine gold and are struck in 24ct by the Royal Canadian Mint. These 1oz gold coins are the official bullion coins of Canada and have been minted since 1979. From November 2002 onwards the Royal Canadian Mint struck these coins with a 999.9 purity, a slight increase on the 999 purity these coins were initially minted in. The Canadian Maples are very popular amongst investors of fine gold coins, and in the early years were the only real rivals to the South African 1oz Gold Krugerrand. Hatton Garden Metals has good availability of these fantastic coins.

Investors choose the Canadian Maple leaf due to its popularity. It is popular with investors as gold is traded in ounces and you can keep track of the price of gold as it is traded in ounces which is the same value as a gold Canadian Maple Lead. Investors like the simple way of investing in one ounce of gold at a time by purchasing Maple coins from Hatton Garden Metals. This makes the Canadian Maple Lead one of the top gold coins in the world

The Chinese Gold Panda is one of the top gold coins in the world. Investors buy Gold Pandas as they are one of the worlds most traded gold coins and collectors love the Chinese gold Panda due to its wonderful and changing designs. The 1oz Gold Chinese Panda coin is again one of the world’s most widely traded 1oz bullion coins. Minted with a purity of .999 from 1987 onwards and with a weight of 31.1035g. Wonderfully playful designs of the beloved Chinese Panda are featured on the reverse and the majority of years will show a differing design. The 1oz gold coins make fantastic bullion coins to collect as the design has been constantly changed throughout the years (except in 2001/2002). These 1oz Gold Panda coins make a fantastic coin to have in your portfolio as both a coin collector and investor in gold. The simple way of tracking the price of the gold panda is to see the price of gold. As gold is most commonly traded in the weight of a 1oz gold coin such as the gold Panda it’s very easy to see the price of your gold investment. Investors want to know what the value of gold is. They can easily check the value of gold and the value of their one-ounce coin by checking the gold price on the day and see the value of their investment in an easy way. When you want to invest in. gold coin Hatton Garden Metals is the investors choice to buy gold coins.

Gold Price trends

It’s important to note the Hatton Garden Metals does not offer investment advice. Whether or not you should invest in gold should be your own decision. It’s important to remember that the value of your investment may go up as well as down and you may get back less then you put in.

The price of gold today is easy to find, you can use the Hatton Garden Metals website and easily find out the price of gold today. We show the price of 9ct gold today, we show the price of gold coins and the price of gold bars. Our prices for Gold are the highest you will find and you can trust Hatton Garden Metals to offer you the best prices for your gold. The price trend for gold has been very positive over the last two decades. The price of gold has increased dramatically and investors who have bought gold in previous years are now seeing huge returns on their investments.

Gold is seen as a safe haven for investors, this term means a reliable and secure place to keep money in times of market volatility. The best place to put your money during bad times is often called a safe haven, and gold has the reputation as the safest haven of all times. During the coronavirus worldwide pandemic the price of shares and stocks on the traded markets was extremely volatile due to uncertainty the at the pandemic caused. This led to many investors turning to Gold as a safe haven for their money and in due course this led to an increase in the price of gold. The price of gold is affected by many external factors and it’s important to remember that the price of gold is traded in US dollars, so the exchange rate of the local currency to the US dollar can have as dramatic an impact on the price of gold as the price of gold itself. Here at Hatton Garden Metals, we keep a close eye on the gold market and we ensure that our pricing of investment gold matches the current price of gold on the market, so you can be sure that you are buying gold at the best possible rate and the market value of each item.

When you come to buy your gold investment, we show you exactly what premium we charge, our item prices change with the gold market every few minutes so that you have a completely up to date price of gold. Hatton Garden Metals is the UK’s number one destination for buying gold coins and buying gold bars.

Gold Mints

Hatton Garden Metals provides gold from al, the major mints. We stock items from the Royal Mint, the Perth Mint, Metalor, Baird Mint, Pamp Suisse, Umicore to name but a few. We work closely with the Mints in order to provide our investors and gold buyers with the best availability of gold bullion on the market. Our close connections with the world’s largest mints allows us to sell gold to investors at the lowest premiums and best prices for gold direct from mints that you can find in the UK market.

Gold that comes from a mint comes in the form of bars and coins. Minted bars and coins will have a consistent weight and assay, so you know that when you buy gold from Hatton Garden that you are buying genuine and quality products that have been minted for investors and gold buyers alike.

Gold Coins that have been minted by the Royal Mint, such as the Gold Britannia and the Gold Sovereign are among the most popular items that we sell. Investors buy gold that has come from these mints directly from Hatton Garden Metal. The Royal Mint coins have the added benefit of being CGT Free. Gold coins that are minted in the UK such as the Gold Sovereign and the Gold Britannia are CGT exempt. This means that when you come to sell your investment then you have to pay no capital gains tax. This means that investors get the full value of their gold investment when they come to sell their gold with Hatton Garden Metals. Investors looking to maximise on their investment chose Hatton Garden Metals to buy their investment gold. Buying from Hatton Garden Metals is easy and clear. We ensure that our gold investors buy gold from Hatton Garden Metals at the lowest premiums and that we have a wide range of CGT Free gold that you can choose to invest in.

Hatton Garden works as a registered distributor of Metalor Products. This means that we have access the full range of investment gold that Metalor produces. You can buy Metalor bars from Hatton Garden Metals at the best rates. Investors often ask where is the best place to buy gold in the UK and the answer is always Hatton Garden Metals.

Reasons to buy physical Gold Bullion

Investors often ask, why do people buy gold? or why should I invest in gold? There are many answers why gold is so popular as an investment and we will explore some of the reasons below.

Gold is seen as a great store of wealth. This means that people choose to put their savings into gold and they expect that the value of that gold will not only remain stable but will grow, they can have a tangible asset in gold where they can see their wealth and hold the wealth that they own. Only gold gives this direct ownership of wealth. You can hold your savings in your hand as opposed to seeing them appear in figures on your screen or app. People want to invest in gold as its often the safest place for investors to put their money. Over the last 2 decades gold has seen tremendous growth and the haven status that gold rightly holds has been bolstered by the fact that the price of gold has increased year on year to make gold one of the most talked about and popular investments every year,

People chose to invest in gold bullion for many reasons, gold bars are often beautifully made, Hatton Garden Metals supplies gold bars from Pamp Suisse, Metalor and many other swiss and international gold bar producers. The gold bar is often slightly cheaper than the gold coin to buy which means investors can maximise on their gold investment buy buying gold bars from Hatton Garden Metals at the best prices

Where to store Gold Bullion

Hatton Garden Metals offers the UK’s No 1 Storage solution for gold investors. Any item of gold that you purchase from Hatton Garden Metals can be securely sored at the point of purchase. We are delighted to announce that Hatton Garden Metals are now offering a secure, cost-effective Storage Solution with Free Storage for your First 10 MONTHS on all Coin or Bar orders.

We are proud to provide a complete Storage solution that has been tailored to suit our customer’s needs and provides the luxury of choice, with the flexibility to buy, sell, collect or deliver your gold investments.

Our unique online portal will give you the power to access your virtual vault and arrange for either the sale of your metal through Hatton Garden Metals, or to deliver your stored items secured and insured to your door. Our Storage is simple, safe and gives you total control over your investment.

Investors choose to invest with Hatton Garden Metals as you can securely store your gold with the UK’s No.1 Bullion Company. Hatton Garden Metals is the investors choice for Buying Gold Coins and Buying Gold Bars. Investors looking for the best place to store gold choose Hatton Garden Metals.

Which Gold Company should I use to Buy Gold?

Hatton Garden Metals is the UK’s No.1 choice for investors looking to buy gold. You can invest in gold with Hatton Garden Metals in a clear and straightforward way. We offer a full Bullion Service meaning you can use Hatton Garden Metals for all your investment needs. Buy Gold from Hatton Garden Metals, Sell gold to Hatton Garden Metals. Investors large and small use Hatton Garden Metals as we are the UK’s No.1 Choice for Gold Buyers, providing the best prices for gold bars and gold coins in the UK. Check out our five-star reviews and get in touch with us today.

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