Gold bars and bullion
Gold bullion bars have been valued by traders and investors for centuries and they are still extremely popular today. People invest in gold bars for several reasons, including protection against currency fluctuation or inflation.
Gold bars are often considered a "safe haven" investment and even during periods of crisis can increase in value. Many investors buy large gold bars to bolster their portfolio, while others enjoy smaller bars or products like the Valcambi CombiBar®, which are highly portable and divisible.
We stock various sizes of gold bars at competitive premiums above gold spot. All our bars are manufactured by LBMA approved (London Bullion Market Association) refiners including Valcambi, Argor-Heraeus, Perth Mint and PAMP Suisse. Investment gold is VAT free in the UK and all EU countries. As one of Europe's leading gold bar sellers, you'll discover a comprehensive selection at StoneX Bullion including 1g gold bars, 1oz gold bars, 100g gold bars and 250g gold bars.
How buying gold bars online works
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Often referred to as ingots, bars are produced by many of the world's most famous refiners in various weights and sizes. We stock gold bars ranging from 1g to 12.5kg (400oz).
Different types of bars are available, depending on the size you select. Smaller bars from 1g to 100g gold are typically minted and embossed under high pressure, while larger bars may be cast and embossed. Bars weighing over 250g are almost always cast. Bars are stamped with their weight and fineness, and many include the manufacturer's logo or mint mark. Some come certificated with a unique serial number. Those who want extra security can even choose exclusive products like Argor-Heraeus Kinebars®, which are marked with a security hologram.
Whatever type, weight or size you prefer, no VAT is payable on gold purchases, providing they meet a minimum purity of 99.5% for bars and 90% for coins. Should you decide to sell your gold bars within a year of purchase, any profits will be tax free.
StoneX Bullion selects gold bars with a fineness of .9999 (24 carat) from some of the world's most prestigious manufacturers. We only deal with LBMA approved (London Bullion Market Association) refiners, so you are assured of an authentic product of the highest quality.
The 400oz bar is commonly chosen by bullion traders and held as gold reserved by banks, while the 1kg gold bar or kilobar is a manageable choice for traders and investors. Other buyers prefer smaller weights – bars that can be divided into 1g units like the Valcambi combibar. These are ideal for those who wish to use gold instead of cash while 1oz gold bars are perfect for both new and established investors.
How and why to invest in gold bars
Generally, bars are more affordable than bullion coins because their larger unit size means they are cheaper to manufacture and therefore have the lowest premium over spot price. They are often favoured by investors who are looking to buy a large amount of precious metal for a low price. Bars are easy to store and trade and come complete with a certificate validating their authenticity.
Investing in gold bars has so many advantages. Unlike paper money, gold is in limited supply. Demand for the world's favourite precious metal often outweighs supply, helping gold to keep or increases its value, even during periods of financial uncertainty, war or conflict.
For example, 1oz of gold has almost the same purchasing power that it did 400 years ago, while the value of most major currencies has decreased considerably. Currency savings are prone to risk from inflation or devaluation, while gold is often unaffected. Add gold bars to your investment portfolio and enjoy the many long-lasting benefits of products that are highly valued and easily tradeable.
At StoneX Bullion, all orders are dispatched quickly and securely. Why not look today and discover products like Argor-Heraeus Gold Bars or Valcambi Gold Bars and bars from leading manufacturers like The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Umicore, PAMP Suisse, and C. Hafner?
How much is a gold bar worth?
Like many resources, the price of gold is reliant on supply and demand. Gold has the advantage of being able to retain its wealth and can make a solid investment for your portfolio. Used widely in the electronics and medical industry as well as jewellery and investment markets, it’s very much in demand.
Typically, the price of gold moves in the opposite direction to the stock market around 50% of the time. It can, therefore, be considered a diversifying asset as it can reduce the risk of your assets rising or falling at the same time. For more information on gold prices, take a look at our gold price index.
What's the difference between gold bars and gold bullion?
What is bullion?Bullion is any precious metal such as gold or silver, which comes in the form of coins, bars, and ingots. It is valued by purity and weight.
What’s the difference between bars and bullionThere is no difference between bars and bullions, they are essentially the same thing. The term bullion is an old-age term that isn’t commonly used any more. It derives from the French name “bouillon” which means melting pot.
What does a gold bar weigh?
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