Where to Buy Gold and Silver in the UK and Worldwide

Author: Ian Davis - Chief Operations Officer

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2022


Where to buy gold and silver in the UK? Chards Coin and Bullion Dealer, of course! Whether your looking to buy gold and silver in the North West, Manchester, Birmingham or London, we believe we are the company that offers the best service and have done so for over 50 years!

Chards Harrowside Premises

Best UK Bullion Dealer

Chards have been voted the UK Bullion Dealer of the Year for the last four years running. Against stiff competition from the biggest bullion dealers in Great Britain, we are the only UK dealer to be awarded the title of 'Bullion Dealer of the Year'. We also won the best e-commerce platform and numismatic expertise awards. If you are looking to buy top quality products at highly competitive prices, we are very proud of our websites and believe our new site www.chards.co.uk is the leading the way in buying gold online. We even won "E-commerce Bullion Website Of the Year" to prove it. We offer some of the lowest prices on the market, provide a wealth of honest information and host a huge range of products - you will not be disappointed! We regularly compare prices on our leading products with our top competitors and we challenge you to find prices that are cheaper elsewhere! If you are looking for the best place in the UK to buy gold, come to Chards.


We advise our customers to research the products available, prices and the bullion dealers they are about to trade with prior to investing in gold. Research is essential to ensure you don't get ripped off by paying over the odds or end up in a trading dispute after receiving substandard products or no products at all. After all, you want to ensure that you are buying gold and silver bullion safely.

There are many sources of information available to potential investors in the form of books, magazines and "experts" but the internet is probably the greatest source of information. Be warned though, this can be both good and bad. Many bullion dealers have advice sections on their websites, there are many forums available and plenty of companies offering newsletters with commentary on the gold market. With any consumption of information, it pays to have a healthy scepticism when taking any advice and reading multiple sources is always recommended. 

As mentioned previously, many bullion dealers have information pages with one of our biggest competitors providing very good advice; much of which we respect and agree with. However, we believe there are more points to consider that have been omitted, these include dealing with a trusted and long-established company, with physical premises you can visit without an appointment and fully published financial accounts. They seem to argue that "no hidden charges" extends to "free postage" which increases the cost for most buyers, something of which we educate our own customers on ensuring they are fully aware of exactly what they are paying for - we pride ourselves on offering honest and transparent trading practices. You can read here why free postage might be cheating you out of the best deal.  It is also essential to deal with a company offering a fully insured postal service and for those offering storage we believe it is best to store gold on site rather than outsourcing. They fail to mention that numismatic expertise is essential, especially for dealers who also handle older coins, which are often better value and more collectable than new ones. With over 50 years numismatic experience we have amassed a huge collection of coins from classical antiquity all the way through to modern issues, including our extensive range of over 5,000 dated and graded sovereigns

Our Distance Buy In Service

We offer fully insured, door to door service for any value and quantity of bullion gold and silver regardless of where you live in the UK! We arrange a trusted courier to pick up from your front door and deliver everything next day to our offices in Blackpool. This service is fully tracked and signed for and you can be rest assured the whole investment value is insured. After you inform us what you would like to sell, we will offer an option to fix the price and provide an estimate of delivery costs. Following this we will post out a tamper proof box, shipping label, packing instructions that are easy to follow and book a courier to collect at your convenience. All we ask, is that you provide a 3-hour window during which you are happy to wait in for collection.

The whole process takes 3 or 4 working days and you can expect payment as soon as we check the coins/bars for authenticity and quantity quoted.

This process is perfect should you have very large quantities of gold or silver (such as monster boxes) or should you live too far away to justify driving.

We offer some of the best buy back prices on the market and no matter where you live, you can take advantage of our prices without even leaving the house!

When you're ready you can give our staff a call on 01253 343081 to fix your price! If you are sending items, download the Sell To Chards form, fill it in and send it with your items. Further information, including postage advice, can be found below the products.

Postage costs of £25 (+ insurance) are for domestic UK parcels up to 10kg on a next day weekday service. We can arrange shipping of large quantities, weekend collections and even a worldwide service if you need it. Please get in touch on 01253 343081 to get a custom quote. 

Are You Paying for Advertising?

On a final note, another useful exercise to conduct is to use Google to search for commonly associated search terms such as gold bars and gold coins. Google has a clever technique which ranks websites relevant to the search phrase typed into the search box. By returning a website within the top 3 results of a search, it adds a touch of credibility; that this bullion dealer’s website is trusted and well visited by customers. However, we advise people that the first 3 places (even 5) on Google used to be reliable, but now it means that these are the businesses who have paid Google the highest AdWords amount to be placed higher. Chances are companies advertising and paying for the privilege are charging customers more money for the products sold to cover this expense. Take our advice, that it is best to look for the unpaid links, but Google has now made these increasingly difficult to spot. At the moment, if you take a look at the very first word of the Google listing, just before the web address of the company, you will see the word Ad (short for advert) if the company has paid for their page to rank highly in the search for your chosen search term. 

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