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When to Buy Gold Coins

Author: Ian Davis - Bullion Manager

Published: 22 Jan 2019

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2021

Synopsis

Here, we discuss when is the right time to buy gold coins... Or any gold for that matter!

Live Prices 

We have just mentioned that paying as close to intrinsic price as possible will maximise returns. How do you do this? Well you need to watch the live gold price and we offer multiple precious metal charts for different metals, weights and currencies. The intrinsic value is linked to the live gold price and in order to calculate the intrinsic price you can multiply the live price by the actual gold weight of the product you are interested in. Just make sure to match the live price to the weight of gold you're looking to buy. So, use the live price in ounces if you are want to buy or sell 1oz or 2oz products. Similarly, if you are using grams, please make sure to choose grams when looking at our live price graphs. Finally, make sure you are in the same currency! Comparing USD against GBP will obviously give the wrong answer! 

Your Investment Needs

Gold is not often used as a vehicle to make rapid gains and quick profits with those investing holding onto their gold for many years. If your aim is to protect your wealth long term the buy sell spread is of slightly less importance. On the other hand, if your investment is purely about making as much profit as possible in as short time period as you can (as you can do in stocks, art, property etc) the spread is something you must pay very close attention to. Figuring out why you're investing can help you reach a decision on the products to buy. Even if customers are looking long term, we still advise best value products with a narrow spread as we can’t see why you wouldn’t want as much gold as possible for your money!

Below, you can view all of our best value range and our dedicated page for special offers. All of our products are arranged best value first (i.e. lowest premiums) so do check the buy back rate to get your spread so you know what you can get when you sell it. Please be aware, buy back rates can fluctuate depending on stock levels and demand.

Best Value Gold Products

We have listed a few of our secondary market best value items here. If we are out of stock you can set email reminders (if you have an online account) or alternatively check our new gold bars or new gold coins

1 oz Gold Coin Bullion Best Value - Secondary Market

In Stock

ourchoicesecondarymarketsilver500-B-1

Quantity Premium % Total
1
3.1
£1,348.62

Price Per Item:
£1,348.62

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
5
2.85
£6,726.75

Price Per Item:
£1,345.35

Est UK Delivery
£10.00
10
2.8
£13,447.00

Price Per Item:
£1,344.70

Est UK Delivery
£14.00
25
2.75
£33,601.00

Price Per Item:
£1,344.04

Est UK Delivery
£28.00
50
2.7
£67,169.50

Price Per Item:
£1,343.39

Est UK Delivery
£55.00
100+
2.6
£134,208.00

Price Per Item:
£1,342.08

Est UK Delivery
£115.60

1 Kg Gold Bar - Our Choice Pre-Owned

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1kilogoldbars500-B-1forweb

Premium: 1.5%

Price: £42,686.20

1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coin Best Value - Secondary Market

In Stock

2011southafricakrugerrandoneouncegoldrev500-B-1

Quantity Premium % Total
1
3.2
£1,349.93

Price Per Item:
£1,349.93

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
5
3.1
£6,743.10

Price Per Item:
£1,348.62

Est UK Delivery
£10.00
10
3
£13,473.10

Price Per Item:
£1,347.31

Est UK Delivery
£14.00
25
2.9
£33,650.00

Price Per Item:
£1,346.00

Est UK Delivery
£28.00
50
2.8
£67,235.00

Price Per Item:
£1,344.70

Est UK Delivery
£55.00
100+
2.7
£134,339.00

Price Per Item:
£1,343.39

Est UK Delivery
£115.60

250g Gold Bar - Our Choice Pre-Owned

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250ggoldbars500-B-1forweb

Premium: 2.5%

Price: £10,776.72

1 oz Gold Coin Bullion Best Value - Minty

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OurChoiceOneOunceGoldCoin500-B-1forweb

Quantity Premium % Total
1
3.8
£1,357.78

Price Per Item:
£1,357.78

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
5
3.75
£6,785.60

Price Per Item:
£1,357.12

Est UK Delivery
£10.00
10
3.7
£13,564.70

Price Per Item:
£1,356.47

Est UK Delivery
£15.00
25
3.65
£33,895.25

Price Per Item:
£1,355.81

Est UK Delivery
£28.00
50
3.6
£67,758.00

Price Per Item:
£1,355.16

Est UK Delivery
£56.00
100+
3.5
£135,385.00

Price Per Item:
£1,353.85

Est UK Delivery
£116.60

Gold 1 oz Britannia Coin - Minty

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1ozbritanniabestvaluenew500-B-1forweb

Quantity Premium % Total
1
4.2
£1,363.01

Price Per Item:
£1,363.01

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
5
4.15
£6,811.75

Price Per Item:
£1,362.35

Est UK Delivery
£10.00
10
4
£13,603.90

Price Per Item:
£1,360.39

Est UK Delivery
£15.00
20
3.95
£27,194.80

Price Per Item:
£1,359.74

Est UK Delivery
£24.00
50
3.9
£67,954.00

Price Per Item:
£1,359.08

Est UK Delivery
£56.00
100+
3.85
£135,843.00

Price Per Item:
£1,358.43

Est UK Delivery
£116.60

1 oz Gold Bar - Our Choice Pre-Owned

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oneouncegoldbarourchoice500-B-1forweb

Premium: 3.5%

Price: £1,353.85

1 oz Gold Coin Maple Bullion - Minty

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newlymintedmapleourchoice500-B-1forweb

Quantity Premium % Total
1
5.1
£1,374.78

Price Per Item:
£1,374.78

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
5
4.75
£6,851.00

Price Per Item:
£1,370.20

Est UK Delivery
£10.00
10
4.7
£13,695.50

Price Per Item:
£1,369.55

Est UK Delivery
£15.00
25+
4.65
£34,222.50

Price Per Item:
£1,368.90

Est UK Delivery
£28.00

Further Reading

You may wish to view all of our articles on our gold guide.

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