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Top 5 Gold Investments


Looking to invest in gold but not sure what to buy? Here are our top 5 best-selling gold bullion investments including a brief profile of each product and who buys them.


1. 1oz Gold Britannia Coin
gold britannia 1oz coin

The 1oz gold Britannia is one of our best-selling products favoured by investors. Gold Britannias offer
larger investors the perfect balance between flexibility and cost, tending to be the cheapest way
to buy British tax free coins.

Gold Britannia coins are easy to store, trade and sell due to their relatively small unit size.
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Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Karat: 24 karat (2013 onwards)

Please note: Gold Britannias manufactured during 2012 or earlier are 22 karat purity. These
gold Britannia coins contain exactly 1 troy ounce of pure 24kt gold, but their weight was slightly
higher than 31.1g or 1 troy ounce.
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Who buys Gold Britannia coins?
Investors spending $10-20k or more.
Large investors looking to spend $50k - $100k plus.
Large investors holding larger unit bars seeking added flexibility.


2. 1oz Gold American Eagle Coin

Gold Eagle coins are the most recognisable US coin in the world and are our second best-
selling product on our American site. The coins are made to the same specifications as the
Gold Krugerrand coins from South Africa. The Gold Eagles contain 31.10g of pure gold, as
well as nearly two grams of other metal to make a stronger alloy. While the Krugerrand
typically uses copper (hence the orange colouring), the Gold Eagles use both copper (5.33%)
and silver (3%) in order to stay true to the gold colouring.

The cheapest coin, the Best Value American Eagle, will represent the best value as all 1oz
Gold Eagles are worth the same when selling to a dealer.
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Unit Size: 33.9 grams
Manufacturer: US Mint
Karat: 22 karat gold coin. Contains 31.10 grams of pure 24kt gold.
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Who Buys Gold Eagles?
First time investors
Larger investors spending $100,000 +


heraeus 100g gold bullion bar

3. 100g Gold Bar

100g gold bars are our most commonly invested size bars favoured by investors of all types.
100g bars represent better value for money than coins whilst still maintaining an element of
flexibility and are often purchased in addition to smaller unit coins and bars.

All our bars are essentially the same with prices varying on your preferred brand. The cheapest
bar (Best Value 100g Bars)
will represent the best value as they are all worth the same at resale.

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Unit Size: 100 grams
Manufacturers: Umicore, Heraeus, Metalor & PAMP
Karat: 24 karat pure gold.
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Who buys 100g Gold Bars?
Investors seeking greater value for money whilst requiring relative flexibility.
Larger investors spending between $10k - $50k plus.
Investors who like to mix unit sizes holding bars and coins.


4. 1oz Canadian Maple Gold Coin

The gold Maple comes from neighbouring Canada, and like the Britannia and the Eagle is one
of the world's most recognisable coins

The Maple offers a very good balance between value and flexibility, and is easy to store, trade
and sell. The Canadian Mint has a reputation as a leader in refining quality, and recently reached
999.99 purity on a new 2019 gold coin.

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Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
Karat: 24 karat gold coin. Contains 1 troy ounce of pure 24kt gold.
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Who Buys 1oz Maples?
Investors seeking very good value for money and flexibility.
Investors spending between $1,000 to $20,000 +
Investors buying Maples in addition to larger unit bars.


5. 1oz Gold Bar

Metalor 1oz gold bullion bar

1oz gold bars prove particularly popular with smaller investors seeking low-margin flexible units
who are not concerned with Capital Gains Tax.

The 1 ounce bars are very easy to store and sell. All bars are essentially the same product with
prices varying on your preferred brand. The cheapest bar (Best Value 1oz Bar) represents the
best value for money as they are all worth the same when selling back to a dealer.
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Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturers: Umicore, Heraeus, Metalor & PAMP
Karat: 24 karat pure gold
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Who buys 1oz Gold Bars?
Investors seeking excellent value for money and flexibility.
Smaller investors often spending $1,000 to $20,000.
Investors who like a mix of smaller and larger units often holding coins and bars.
Investors who like to hold 1 ounce units to track against the live gold price.
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View our full range of gold investment products

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Interested in silver bullion? View our top 5 Silver Investments.


Related Links: If you have any questions about gold or silver bullion investment, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable and friendly team on
1-888-334-1630 who will be happy to talk your through any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and
we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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