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.

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