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Top 5 Gold Investments


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


1. 1oz Gold Bar

1oz Umicore Bar

1oz gold bars prove particularly popular with smaller investors seeking low margin 1oz flexible units. 1oz 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.

Nationality: Various

Unit Size: 1oz

Manufacturers: Various

Karat: 24kt pure gold

Who Buys 1oz Gold Bars? Investors seeking excellent value for money and flexibility. Smaller investors often spending $1k to $24k. Investors who like a mix of smaller and larger units often holding coins and bars. Investors who like to hold 1oz units to track against the live gold price .


2. 1oz American Gold Eagle Coin

1oz Gold Eagle

Produced by the United States Mint and introduced in 1986, the American Eagle Gold Coin is struck in 22 karat gold (.9167) and contains 31.10 grams of pure gold. It is an official US Bullion coin, with a face value of $5, recognised throughout the world, easy to store, share and sell.

The obverse design of the Gold Eagle features Liberty, holding a torch and an olive branch. The reverse features a male eagle carrying an olive branch, protecting a nest containing a female eagle and hatchlings. Years from 1986 to 1991 have Roman Numerals denoting the date. From 1992 the date is in the standard format.

Bullion By Post’s Best Value Gold Eagles ( Best Value 1oz American Gold Eagle ) are our cheapest way to buy and worth the same when selling back to a dealer.

Nationality: USA

Unit Size: 1oz

Manufacturer: United States Mint

Karat: 22kt pure gold (916.7)
Who Buys 1oz Silver Eagles?
Smaller and first-time investors spending from $1.3k - $6k. Larger investors who spend $12k plus. Investors looking to hedge their gold investment and diversify their portfolios.


3. 100g Gold Bar

Metalor 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.

Nationality: Various

Unit Size: 100g

Manufacturers: Various

Karat: 24kt pure gold.

Who Buys 100g Gold Bars? Investors seeking greater value for money whilst requiring relative flexibility. Larger investors spending between $12k - $60k plus. Investors who like to mix unit sizes holding bars and coins.


4. 1oz American Buffalo Gold Coin

1oz Gold Buffalo

The Beautiful American Buffalo , 1 ounce gold coin, is America's first ever one ounce 24- karat gold coin. It was originally produced to compete with other foreign pure gold coins, as some collectors prefer pure coins. It has a legal tender value of $50, just like the other main US bullion coin the American Eagle.

The design is based on James Earle Fraser's Indian Head nickel, issued in early 1913. The obverse (front) of the coin depicts a Native American with the motto "LIBERTY" on the top right, the year of mintage on the bottom left, and below that the letter F for Fraser.

Nationality: USA

Unit Size: 1oz

Manufacturer: United States Mint

Karat: 24kt pure gold

Who Buys 1oz American Buffalos? Smaller and first time investors spending from $120 - $6k. Larger investors who spend $12k plus on 500 coin Monster Boxes. Investors looking to hedge their silver investment and diversify their portfolios.


5. 1kg Gold Bar

1kg Gold Bar

1kg Gold Bars prove particularly popular with larger investors seeking low margins on large units. 1kg bars are an economical option for. All bars are essentially the same product with prices varying on your preferred brand. The cheapest bar ( Best Value 1kg Bar ) represents the best value for money as they are all worth the same when selling back to a dealer.

Nationality: Belgian, German and Swiss

Unit Size: 1oz

Manufacturers: Umicore and Metalor

Karat: 24kt pure gold

Who Buys 1kg Gold Bars? Large investors seeking excellent value for money.