How and where to buy gold coins and bars

A directory of leading gold brokers where you can buy gold bullion, coins and bars online, over the phone or even in branch.

We have compiled a directory of leading gold brokers where you can buy gold bullion, coins and bars online, over the phone or even in branch.

New to gold or would like to learn more? Read our beginner's guide to investing in gold and guide to buying gold bullion.

Company nameYear foundedBuy in branchBuy by phoneBuy onlineBranch locations
The Pure Gold Company2012YYYLondon
Bullion By Post2008YYYBirmingham
Physical Gold Ltd2008NYYLondon
The Gold Bullion Company1993NNYBirmingham
UKBullion1993NNYWolverhampton
Coin Invest Direct2007NNYLondon
GoldCore2003NYYLondon & Dublin
GoldMoney2001NNYJersey
BullionVault2005NNYLondon
Baird & Co1967YYYLondon
ATS Bullion Ltd2002YYYLondon
Chards1964YYYBlackpool
Atkinsons Bullion & Coins1990NYYBirmingham
SA Bullion2005YYNCape Town
Sharps Pixley2010YYYLondon
The Royal Mint1968NNYWales
Gold Investments 1981YYYLondon
Gold.co.uk2008YYYBirmingham

 We have also compiled a list of stock-exchange listed funds (ETFs) which aim to track the price of gold. If you'd like to know more about ETFs, see: All you need to know about exchange-traded funds

Name of ETFTickerAnnual feeEditor's comments
ETFS Gold Bullion SecuritiesLSE:GBSS0.40%Physically-backed sterling-denominated gold ETF. Can be held in a Sipp, but not an Isa.
ETFS Physical GoldLSE:PHGP0.39%Physically-backed sterling-denominated gold ETF. Can be held in a Sipp or an Isa.
ETFS Physical GoldLSE:PHAU0.39%Physically-backed dollar-denominated gold ETF. Can be held in a Sipp or an Isa.
ETFS Physical Swiss GoldLSE:SGBS0.25%If you don't trust the UK or US governments you may want to invest in gold held in Switzerland.
ETFS Short GoldLSE:SBUL0.98%A way to bet on the gold price falling. Most suitable for short-term holdings.
ETFS Leveraged GoldLSE:LBUL0.98%Designed to deliver double the rise in gold (and double the fall).
ProShares Ultra GoldNYSE:UGL0.95%Designed to deliver double the rise in gold (and double the fall).
SPDR Gold TrustNYSE:GLD0.40%US-listed physically-backed gold ETF - the most popular with investors.

Important information about this page: We've done our utmost to make this table as comprehensive as possible, including as many service providers as we can. We do not recommend a particular service and you should always select the service that's right for you. If you spot something that is not correct or feel there is a leading service provider missing, please contact us.

At MoneyWeek, we've been tipping gold since 2001. In that time it went from $250 to $1,900 an ounce in 2011 (a 660% increase), hitting record highs each year since 2002.

Successful investing is about the diversification and management of risk. It makes sense to have a part of your wealth invested in gold.

Recommended

We’re doing well on pensions – but we still need to do better
Pensions

We’re doing well on pensions – but we still need to do better

Pensions auto-enrolment has vastly increased the number of people in the UK with retirement savings. But we’re still not engaged enough, says Merryn S…
4 Jul 2022
The income investor’s dilemma
Income investing

The income investor’s dilemma

Pay attention to dividend growth as well as initial yield when picking income trusts, says Max King.
4 Jul 2022
How to boost your income as dividends come back in fashion
Income investing

How to boost your income as dividends come back in fashion

Dividends are back in fashion. But how do you go about building an income-generating portfolio?
4 Jul 2022
The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done
Renewables

The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done

We are on a path to “net zero” carbon emissions, says Edward Chancellor, but fossil fuels will be with us for some time yet.
4 Jul 2022

Most Popular

UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?
House prices

UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?

UK house prices hit a fresh high in June, but as interest rates start to rise, the market is cooling John Stepek assesses just how much of an effect h…
30 Jun 2022
How to invest in copper, the most important metal in the world
Industrial metals

How to invest in copper, the most important metal in the world

As the world looks to electrify and try to move away from fossil fuels, copper looks set to be the biggest beneficiary. But how can you invest? Rupert…
30 Jun 2022
Don’t try to time the bottom – start buying good companies now
Investment strategy

Don’t try to time the bottom – start buying good companies now

Markets are having a rough time, so you may be tempted to wait to try to call the bottom and pick up some bargains. But that would be a mistake, says …
1 Jul 2022