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Gold coins and bullion

Gold coins are fantastic investment products and are minted precisely for this purpose by internationally renowned mints. We stock a complete range of the world's most popular investment gold bullion coins. Gold coins are VAT free in the UK and British gold coins such as the gold Britannia or the gold sovereign are capital gains tax exempt.

Buying gold bullion coins is a very flexible method of owning physical gold due to their greatly recognised purity of 22-carat gold (916.7) or 24-carat gold (999.9) and their established sizes of 1 troy ounce (31.10348g) pure gold, with the exception of the gold sovereign (7.32g). CoinInvest.com is one of the leading websites in both the UK and Europe for buying gold coins online and helps you invest in gold easily.

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    How buying gold coins online works

    Step 1

    Add your desired gold coin(s) to your shopping basket.

    Step 2

    We’ll carefully package your product in discreet, secure packaging. All items are insured in full.

    Step 3

    We’ll aim to send your item via one of our trusted couriers within 1-3 working days.

    How and why to invest in gold coins

    Gold is one of the rarest materials on earth so it’s no wonder gold bullion coins are so popular with investors across the globe. Gold coins are one of the longest standing forms of currency and have been around for hundreds of years.

    Unlike bars, coins have a fabled history – each of the series is linked with an interesting backstory that arouses the interest of collectors. These historic connotations makes them a valuable investment choice.

    Like other precious metals, such as silver, gold coins also hold their value against inflation and unpredictable stock market crashes. When an economic crisis hits, those who have invested in the stock market suffer financial losses, but gold owners don’t have this risk because gold is a hard asset that won’t vanish.

    Because of its staying power, gold is considered a safe option by investors looking to protect themselves against financial turmoil. Moreover, it can be passed down through the generations because it maintains its value and has the potential to offer healthy returns over the long term.

    Gold coin prices explained

    Gold can either be traded in bars or bullion coins. Bullion gold coins are usually more expensive because they are considered more valuable. This is due to their heritage, mintage and the fact many have previously been used as currency and become novelty items because they are no longer in circulation.

    Numerous gold bullions coins have been created to mark special one-off events too, such as the 50 oz Krugerrand, making them even more precious. Gold coins have high liquidity and re-sale value if they are kept in good condition.

    The price of gold largely depends on supply and demand. Unlike paper money, gold has limited availability and demand outweighs supply, making it a highly sought-after metal that maintains its value through financial hardship. Now used in medical devices and electronics manufacturing as well as investment and jewellery, there’s no sign of the demand for gold slowing down.

    Its ever-increasing popularity is one of the main reasons why it is more expensive than other materials. A safe investment in tough economic times, gold typically increases in price when the economy is suffering and falls when the economy is in a stable position.

    To see gold prices, take a look at our gold price index for real-time updates. We update our prices at one-minute intervals, so you can be assured you’re always getting the most current spot metal price.


    Popular gold coin series at CoinInvest

    Gold coins have always been popular, but some series are more sought-after than others. All of the most desired ranges are available to buy from CoinInvest.com:

    • South African Krugerrand

      The South African Krugerrand is considered an attractive investment option by collectors. First minted in 1967 in Germiston, Johannesburg, the Krugerrand has enjoyed worldwide popularity. The Krugerrand has remained legal tender ever since it was first minted. However, it doesn’t have any monetary face value, which means it’s valued at the market price of the gold. The benefit of owning a Krugerrand coin is you can legally exchange it for the cash value equivalent of its weight in gold.

    • Canadian Maple Leaf

      Another popular gold investment coin is the Maple Leaf. Its maple leaf motif is the internationally recognised symbol of Canada and is one of the most traded coins on the market. The Maple Leaf isn’t manufactured with alloy and therefore has a purity of 24 carat (99.99% fineness). It was the first bullion coin to be launched with 99.9% purity and is considered one of the purest coins to date.

    • American Eagle

      The United States’ most highly sought-after investment coin is the American Eagle. Acclaimed for its detailed heroic design, the gold American Eagle has a high value and is considered a good investment for the future.

    • Vienna Philharmonic

      One of the most fascinating pieces is the Vienna Philharmonic gold coin from Austria. Austria gave birth to one of the most respected orchestras in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The coin commemorates this group with its beautiful engravement of the Musikverein’s Great Organ and instruments. The Vienna Philharmonic coin was released in 1989 and has garnered interest worldwide, making it one of the best-selling bullion coins on the market.

    • Britannia

      Another series with a high value is the gold Britannia coin. The Britannia was the first European investment coin and has British legal tender status. Gold Britannia coins are popular because they are exempt from Capital Gains Tax and are considered an affordable route to investing in gold.

    How your gold coins will be delivered

    We take extra care when packaging your items; everything comes delivered in discreet packaging for added security. Orders are typically shipped within 1-3 business days and are insured in full. We only use the most reputable couriers, so you can rest assured that your purchase is in safe hands.

    Gold coin FAQs

    Learn more about buying and selling gold coins with CoinInvest.com – browse our FAQs to find out about payment options, shipping, and more.

    What people who’ve bought from us think of our service

    “Price was excellent, order was securely packaged and promptly delivered. Good deal and will be used again.”

    5/5 Excellent - Norman H, Trusted Shops

    “I cannot say one bad thing about this company, 5 star service from order to delivery.”

    5/5 Excellent - Paul T, Trusted Shops

    Choose from our selection of gold coins


    Britannia


    Sovereign


    Maple Leaf


    Krugerrand