What Is Investment Gold

Written by Lawrence Chard - Company Director and Expert Numismatist • Last updated 21 Nov 2018

For the purpose of VAT exemption, "Investment Gold" is defined as:

Gold of a purity not less than 995 thousandths that is in the form of a bar, or a wafer, of a weight accepted by the bullion markets;

  1. 428investmentgoldA gold coin minted after 1800 that-
  2. is of a purity of not less than 900 thousandths, 
    is, or has been, legal tender in its country of origin, and 
    is of a description of coin that is normally sold at a price that does not exceed 180% of the open market value of the gold contained in the coin; or
  3. A gold coin of a description specified in Notice 701/21A Investment gold coins.

VAT Exemption - As from 1st January 2000, investment gold became exempt throughout the entire EU.

Identification - Please be aware that for callers to our showroom hoping to buy Investment Gold we must see two forms of identification. Please see our identification page for further details.

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