Guide to gold

Buying gold coins compared to BullionVault

How to buy the equivalent gold in a coin for the cheapest price

Using BullionVault you can buy from as little as 1 gram of gold. Your gold is stored and insured in professional vaults at the lowest wholesale prices in your choice of location.


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Comparing gold coins to vaulted gold using BullionVault

Buying gold, silver & platinum coins Vaulted gold, silver & platinum using BullionVault
Delivery costs often hidden within the price Your gold in 400 oz wholesale bar format is already in the vault so no delivery fees charged
Big difference between buy & sell prices (spread) Tight spread because BullionVault users offer and bid prices to ensure a competitive market price
Long delay between deciding to sell a coin, sending it to a dealer and receiving your cash Sell 24/7 and have proceeds available for withdrawal instantly
Shipping & insurance costs to send your coin back when you decide to sell Your gold is already in the vault so no return shipping fees required
Storing coins at home could invalidate your home insurance Worry free fully insured storage in a professional vault
VAT charged on silver & platinum coins No VAT or Sales Tax on vaulted silver & platinum saving up to 20% depending on where you live
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400 oz Good Delivery Wholesale Bar

400 oz good delivery wholesale gold bars

With BullionVault you buy gold bullion in this large-bar format.

As demonstrated above there is a better way to buy gold than in coin and small bar form. Using BullionVault you can buy AND sell gold at wholesale prices.

Open an account today with just your name, email, username and a password to take advantage of our low commissions that start at 0.5% and fall quickly on larger quantities, meaning you’ll pay a maximum of 1% roundtrip compared to about 10% if you bought and then sold a small bar or coin from a retail dealer.

That wholesale price – also known as the 'spot price' – is the price for buying or selling gold in the form of large, 400oz (12.5kg) bullion bars. These large bars are the size and format the professional market deals in. All small bars and coins are made by melting and re-casting these large bars into smaller units.

BullionVault gives you access to the professional market. You buy bullion in this same large-bar format at prices right next to the spot price, avoiding the additional manufacturing costs and dealer mark-ups of buying coins. You don't need to buy a whole bar to benefit from these savings. You can buy from as little as 1 gram and up to 100kg or more.

To see the potential cost savings, compare the online price of any gold coin you're thinking about with the price you would pay for the same amount of gold using BullionVault.

Gold bars for delivery

As explained above, owning wholesale bullion in a market-accredited vault is the safer, cheaper and easier way to invest in gold, silver, platinum and palladium. That said, we recognize that some people also like to keep a little bullion at home, and so we now enable UK users  to withdraw gold in the form of a 100 gram bar.

Please Note: This analysis is published to inform your thinking, not lead it. Previous price trends are no guarantee of future performance. Before investing in any asset, you should seek financial advice if unsure about its suitability to your personal circumstances.

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