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  • Gold Bullion Market Update – August 2017
    The gold spot price crept up steadily throughout August, opening on the 1st at £957.76 per troy ounce and peaking at £1,022.67 on the 31st. Prior to that late-August peak, however, we saw a 9-month high of £1,005.93 on Friday 18th following an Islamist attack in and around the Spanish city of Barcelona. Sixteen people were killed and more than 100 injured in a series of attacks thought to have bee...
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  • 3 Reasons Shrewd Investors Love the Secondary Gold Market
    At the beginning of the month, we answered a few common questions on the secondary gold market. Since then, we’ve spent some time outlining the benefits that keep many investors going back to it time and time again. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran, the secondary gold market offers a genuine opportunity to increase your investment holding in gold. Here are the top 3 reasons why: Rare and valua...
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  • LME Launches New Gold and Silver Contracts
    The London Metal Exchange (LME) launched a new initiative on July 10, 2017, in an attempt to win a slice of London’s reported $5tn-a-year gold market, the Financial Times reported. Three years in the making, LMEprecious contracts are exchange-traded and centrally cleared. They comprise of spot, daily and standardised monthly futures for both gold and silver. Thanks to the use of gold and silver bu...
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  • Secondary Gold Market – Essential Information
    We’re answering some common questions here on the secondary gold market as an introduction for those of you who are considering a slightly different approach to gold investment. For further information, head on over to our learning centre or give our friendly team a call on 01902 623 256.  What is the secondary gold market? The secondary gold market is where second-hand gold is traded. It’s gold t...
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  • Gold Bullion Market Update – July 2017
    Market update July has been a month of upheaval for the price of gold. After prices held steady in the gold bullion market in the days following the ‘accidental’ sale of 1.8 million ounces of gold on 26th June, the price later dropped to £937.54 on 11th July – the lowest price we’ve seen all year. The pure gold price dip followed the announcement of stronger than expected jobs data for the United ...
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  • What is the Gold Spot Price?
    You’ve likely heard the phrase ‘gold spot price’ several times before and, if you’re an investor, you’ll be familiar with live price charts that show the current price of gold following any fluctuations in the market. But do you really understand the gold spot price and what it means for you? What exactly is the gold spot price? The gold spot price is quoted per troy ounce of the precious metal. Y...
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  • The Gold Price: What You Need to Know
    The gold spot price, the live gold price, the gold fix price, gold futures prices – what do they all mean and what’s the difference between them? When you’re new to investing in gold, you may find yourself confused by the different terms, figures and prices used to explain what’s happening in the market. By taking the time to understand these key words and numbers, you will put yourself in a bette...
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  • Is a Computer or a Human behind the Accidental Gold Sale?
    The price of gold reached a 5-week low of £977.65 on 26th June following the sale of 1.8 million ounces of gold. Whilst most traders agree that a sale of such a massive quantity of gold must be a mistake, there are differing views on how it might have happened, with no one knowing for sure what caused the sale. Some traders are calling it a ‘fat finger’ error and believe the mistake was likely mad...
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  • The UK Bullion Gold Market Update June 2017
    It’s been a relatively steady month for the gold price throughout June, right up until the end of the month when prices took a downturn. The spot gold price ended the month at £957.41 per troy ounce on the 30th at 16:17 following a high of £1003.80 on the 6th. The uncertainty surrounding the UK General Election on 8th June saw the gold bullion price drop momentarily to £987.44, but it soon rose ag...
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  • Are Commemorative Coins a Wise Investment Choice?
    Commemorative bullion coins are those that are produced to celebrate a specific event or occasion. As an example, The Royal Mint has produced a commemorative edition of the gold Sovereign for 2017, as the coin celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Whilst commemorative coins typically consist of the same purity and quality as their non-commemorative counterparts, they will usually feature a s...
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  • Focus On: The 2017 Silver Britannia Coin
    The Royal Mint has launched a new 2017 silver Britannia coin minted from .999 purity silver. The .999 purity level was first introduced with the 2013 coin, which pushed it up from the previous mandatory purity level of .958 in a bid to maintain quality in line with silver bullion coins from the rest of the world’s big mints. The history of the silver Britannia coin The historic .958 purity was set...
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  • Your Quick Guide To Capital Gains Tax-free Coins
    Investing in bullion – An overview Gold is typically considered a safe-haven, with comparatively steady prices during times of economic instability. Silver, on the other hand, is a less stable market, and so whilst investments in silver do generally carry more risk, they also offer the potential for high returns. Whichever precious metal you’re looking at, the decision on whether to buy bars, coin...
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  • Gold Bullion Price Eyes UK General Election
    As the UK general election approaches, we look back at the gold bullion market’s performance over the past month and ahead at predictions for June. The market opened on 1st May with a price of £982.44 per troy ounce of gold bullion, a 4.4 per cent decline from the year’s high of £1,028.08. Things have risen slightly since and at the end of the month the price is sitting around £984.01 on the morni...
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  • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the South African Gold Krugerrand Coin
    First produced by the South African Mint on 3rd July 1967, the South African gold Krugerrand coin is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. During its 50 years in production, the coin has generated billions in foreign exchange revenue, according to MoneyWeb, with just under 53.5 million ounces of gold sold in the coins. Richard Collocott, the Rand Refinery’s executive head of marketing told t...
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  • The Benefits of Investing in Small Gold Bars
    Widely cited as a good investment for the future and with a strong history as a financial safe haven, many investors buy gold bullion to secure their wealth against potential financial turmoil. But while investing in gold bars generally appeals to large scale investors, more and more people are discovering the benefits of small gold bars.   Small gold bars offer easy storage Available from one gra...
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  • Precious Metal Investments – Securing your future with us
    Why choose us? Precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium are assets that offer great re-sale value. By purchasing precious metal bars, buyers are not only securing their wealth but also increasing their chances of making a profit from their investments. Such products serve a great purpose especially during hard times. Therefore, having clear access to an entire collection of pre...
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  • News update – The New Pound Coin, May Triggers Article 50 and The ‘Big Maple Leaf’ Coin Stolen
    The new pound coin has been released and Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. The European Union have began to outline a strategy for Britain leaving the EU and start 2 years of negotiations. In Germany the ‘Big Maple Leaf’ coin was stolen from the Bode Museum in the early hours of the morning on 27 March. New Pound Coin A new 12-sided pound coin entered circulation on the 28 March. Boa...
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  • News Update: Interest Rates, European Elections and Brexit
    Interests rates have been publicized both in the U.S and the U.K, the deadline to trigger Article 50 is to commence the 29th of March, and important European elections have taken place. How does all this affect gold prices & the pound? Interest rates The US Federal Reserve has announced the interest rates will be hiked by 0.25% and with the possibility of three increases throughout 2017. The Key s...
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  • Bullion Coins – The American Eagle
    Brief History The modern American Gold Eagle coin was first minted in 1986 and quickly became one of the most popular bullion coins for investors across the world, most noticeably in the United States. One of the reasons for it being so popular among American investors is that the U.S Government guarantees the weight, purity and Gold content of each and every coin. While the 1 ounce Gold & Silver ...
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  • Bullion Coins – The Chinese Panda
    Brief History Chinese Panda Gold were first issued in 1982 and have since proven to be an extremely popular choice for bullion investment, both with investors and collectors. These coins initially came in denominations of one troy ounce, half troy ounce, quarter troy ounce and one-tenth troy ounce with 0.999 of fine gold content. In 1991 a further Gold Panda coin was added with a fine gold content...
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  • Bullion Coins – The Canadian Maple Leaf
    Brief history Minted in 1979 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Gold Maple Leaf coin has became a highly collectible item throughout the world. In actual fact, more than 25 million troy ounces of the coin have been sold since its debut. By 1982, the Pure Gold content used in the manufacturing of these bullion coins increased to .9999 (or 24 carat). In other words, they are made only of Gold. Given th...
  • Bullion Coins – The South African Krugerrand
    Brief history Introduced in 1967 as an item to allow private, physical ownership of gold. The Gold Krugerrand is one of the most popular gold coins worldwide. With over 50 million ounces’ worth of gold sold to this day. During South Africa’s policy of apartheid from 1948-1994, the Krugerrand was made an illegal import for many western countries. This did not however, impede individuals from invest...
  • Bullion Coins – The British Britannia
    Brief History Britannia has been a prominent figure on British coinage for more than 300 years. More so, during times when Great Britain was governed by the Roman Empire. She first appeared on the reverse of bronze Farthing coins throughout the reign of King Charles II in 1672, as a symbol of Britain’s naval superiority. By 1952, she featured extensively on copper and bronze pennies of every monar...
  • Can We Predict What Will Happen To The Pound?
    As we all know the Pound took a beating after Britain voted to leave the EU. The value of the Pound slumped to a 31 year low following the Brexit vote. However, there is hope the initial shock of the Brexit vote will finally disappear, especially with the upcoming month. Theresa May has spoken of her plans to trigger article 50 at some point this month. It will be an interesting time for Sterling....
  • Spot Prices Decline Due To Possible Interest Rate Hike
    Spot prices on precious metals are beginning to decline at the prospects of the US Federal Reserve raising interest rate. In recent weeks, the odds of the interest rate rising had been disregarded by many as investors began to doubt the interest rate hike would happen. However, after further hints from the Fed, there is a stronger possibility of the rise happening very soon. This may be one of the...
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  • How To Buy Gold Bars On Our Website
    In this short article, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to navigate across our website to find a gold bar product to invest in. We’ll find a product, add it to our cart and then proceed to the checkout using a few simple steps. So, let’s begin. 1. Finding gold bars from the home page. Our home page layout is divided into a few different sections to make finding what you need quicker and easier....
  • A Trump Uncertainty & Gold Prices
    Gold prices are currently at a 3 ½ month high. We have seen prices at £1011 per Troy ounce and above on the 27th February 2017. These gains come prior to President Trump’s speech which he delivered to congress on the 28th February. The long-awaited speech addressed the details of the impending tax reform along with other issues regarding his recent actions that have come under scrutiny by the medi...
  • The Leekfirth Iron Age Torcs
    It has recently been reported that two amateur metal detector enthusiasts struck gold whilst searching on a Staffordshire Moorlands farm. The two friends found four pieces of jewellery which are said to be from the Iron Age. The different pieces of jewellery were found scattered a meter apart from each other. The jewellery is now being called The Leekfirth Iron Age Torcs. These items were more tha...
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  • Is the Euro In Trouble?
    The European Union may be facing an unsettled year. As the year goes on there will be several important elections happening across Europe. Britain is aiming to trigger Article 50 by the end of March. There are also European countries which are suffering from financial difficulties, so will the Euro cope under all the pressure? The European Union in trouble? As we have discussed in recent blogs, th...
  • Are Silver Prices On The Rise?
    We are currently seeing silver prices showing steady gains however the silver market can be very volatile. People are catching on to the possibility of prices surges in silver. Maybe now is the time to invest in silver. Silver Market From February 2016 to now silver prices have shown steady gains. The prices improved after the Brexit vote in the summer. Unlike gold, silver prices rely heavily on t...
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  • America vs. China – Trade Deal Disagreement?
    Trade deal agreements seem to be the most talked about topic globally. There are several countries which are reviewing their current trade deals. It was recently announced by Theresa May that Britain will no longer have access to the Single Market. The need for a free trade deal is crucial. Before the speech, Donald Trump offered the possibility of a quick and fair trade deal between the UK and th...
  • St. Valentine’s Day – From the Beginning
    Many of us celebrate Valentine’s Day as a day of love and showing affection to our loved ones. It is celebrated every year on February 14th. However, St. Valentine’s Day is actually the feast day of St. Valentine.  The annual holiday honours various saints named Valentine. In spite of this, there are many different stories about how the origin of St. Valentine’s Day came to be a day of love and ro...
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  • Chinese New Year 2017 – Year Of The Rooster
    The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first new moon of the year. Unlike the western New Year, Chinese New Year is celebrated on different dates each year. The festive period usually falls between the 21st Jan to the 20th Feb and the celebrations last for 15 days. This year the celebrations will begin on Saturday 28th January 2017. Mythology According to tales and legends, the Chinese New Year...
  • Brexit Update – What We Know
    On June 23rd 2016, 51.9% of Britain voted to leave the European Union. Ever since then the word ‘Brexit’ has been all over the news. This led to David Cameron stepping down as Prime Minister and Theresa May stepping in. It was initially stated Article 50 will be triggered in March this year. However, due to complications, it is unknown when the process will begin. Triggering of Article 50 Article ...
  • Will Trump’s Inauguration affect gold prices?
    We are now only days away from Donald Trump’s inauguration. Since he won the election in November 2016 we have seen gold prices rise and fall with Trump’s every move. This week we saw the first press conference held since he won the election. The man has had such an influence on America already and it has only been 2 months since he was elected. He is featured daily in the news. He is a man who is...
  • New Bullion for 2017
     2017 brings many new designs and special features to well-loved products. Royal Mint Britannias in both Gold and Silver now have a modern ‘sunburst’ design to the reverse and the iconic Sovereign bears a celebratory privy mark to commemorate 200 years since it was first produced in 1817. The Chinese Year of The Rooster is also a popular theme for bullion this year with stunning designs from Perth...
  • 200th Birthday of the Gold Sovereign
    A brief history The original sovereign, or  the English gold sovereign, was first introduced in 1489 during King Henry VII’s reign and was the biggest coin being minted at that time. The first sovereign originally featured the king in full coronation regalia. The reverse side depicting the royal arms crowned and superimposed on a double rose to signify the union of York and Lancaster after the War...
  • Can the 2017 gold prices be predicted?
    During all the doom and gloom we have recently faced, gold prices have again spiked during big political events. In 2016 we saw the United Kingdom begin the lengthy process of leaving the European Union. In America, quite arguably one of the most influential countries in the world, we saw the election of a controversial new president. In India, we saw drastic currency reforms and new Sharia Laws w...
  • US Federal Reserve increase interest rate
    A long time coming. After a year of anticipation, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has finally announced an interest rate increase. After 7 years of being 0% or as close to 0% as possible, the US saw interest rates increased for the first time in 2015. With this being only the second time the rates have increased since 2008, after the financial crisis, it has been noted that the rates may b...
  • Gift of Giving – Three Wise Men
    With Christmas drawing closer… It is the month of December when one of the most popular times of the year is celebrated. The festive holiday that is Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ which falls annually on the 25th December. Most commonly celebrated by Christians, there are many ways in which the festive period is celebrated. As many of you may know the Christmas season for most cult...
  • Diwali – The Festival of Light Explained.
    Diwali – The Festival of Light Explained by UKBullion: The festival of Diwali is a major celebration for a large part of the Asian community in the UK who have maintained their culture and traditions whilst living away from their historic homelands. Due to the significant numbers of emigrant populations in countries around the world the celebration of Diwali is not limited only to Asia and as foll...
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