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  • Gold Coins

    Our collection of pre-owned gold bullion coins is extensive, featuring a wide variety of gold coins that are perfect for connoisseurs and admirers alike. Every gold coin for sale has been authenticated by our team of experts.

    From gold sovereign coins to Krugerrand 1oz gold coins, there's a coin available for every buyer, whether you're looking to complete your collection or start it.

    Why do people buy gold coins?

    Gold coins are a popular purchase for individuals with a keen interest in historical artifacts. As gold coins are limited in numbers, they're often priceless pieces in an enthusiast's collection. But that's not all they are good for. Here are some other properties of gold coins:

    • They're tax-free: Royal Mint gold coins are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

    • They can be used as an international currency: the fixed nature of gold means that they can be used internationally, even where the native currency has lost its value.

    • They're low maintenance: gold bullion coins are easier to sell than jewellery as they don't require the same level of maintenance.

    Our pre-owned gold coins for sale

    We have a wide variety of gold coins for sale at H&T, so there's something for every buyer. Ranging from different designs, sizes, and carats, here are some of the gold coins available in our stock today:

    Britannia gold coins

    A Royal Mint coin that is a popular choice amongst collectors is the Britannia gold coin, first out in circulation in 1987. It is recognised and trusted worldwide and is one of the highest-denomination gold coins of the realm. They range in price between £100 to £800 and above.

    Gold Sovereign coins

    The Royal Mint first introduced gold sovereign coins in 1817 and they have since become one of the most recognisable gold coins in the world. This is a popular addition to any seasoned coin collection and is significantly cheaper than other recognised gold coins. It is smaller and lighter than modern coins and is available in Quarter, Half, and Full weights.

    Krugerrand gold coins

    The Krugerrand gold coin was introduced in 1967 and was the world's first gold bullion coin. It is produced by the South African Mint in several weights, including 1oz, ½oz, and ¼oz. The Krugerrand gold coin is made using a gold-copper alloy, unlike most other gold coins.

    Why choose H&T to buy gold coins?

    We take pride in the quality of our pre-owned items, so all the gold coins for sale in our collection have been subject to rigorous quality checks. Before any of our gold coins are put up for sale, our dedicated team checks them over to make sure they are cleaned and refurbished to the highest standards.

    What's more, our experts can guarantee authenticity. But if something does go wrong with your order, each purchase of our gold coins and bars comes with a 30-day returns policy. Orders over £150 will qualify for secure courier service to ensure the safe delivery of your gold coin. Alternatively, you can use our click & collect tool which allows you to pick up your purchase from your nearest store. We have 250+ stores in the UK so use our store locator to find the closest one to you.

    Get in touch today

    If you've found the right gold coin or bar for your collection, don't wait to buy it! You can shop our online selection from the comfort of your own home, but we understand that purchasing a gold coin or bar is a serious commitment so you may want to view in person. All you need to do is register your details and book a no-obligation visit to one of our 260+ stores.
    Don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any more information about the gold coins or bars for sale. Call us at 0800 169 0780 or send us an email at

    A member of our expert team will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible. You can also look at our FAQs to see if your question has already been answered.

    Frequently asked questions

    What different types of gold coins are there?

    Gold coins come in all different shapes and sizes. As such, some are more valuable than others. Some of the most popular bullion coins include:
    Gold Sovereign coin – a Sovereign gold coin is minted in 22-carat gold and contains 7.32g of fine gold. Depending on the size and design, they can be sold for between £200 and upwards of £1,000.
    Britannia Gold coin – a favourite of UK and international buyers, this gold coin is available in 22-carat gold or 24-carat gold. A Britannia 1oz gold coin has a face value of £100 but can be sold for over £800.
    Krugerrand 1oz gold coin – a 22-carat gold coin with a rich history, the Krugerrand can be sold for prices above £1,000.

    Is buying gold coins taxable?

    You do have to pay Capital Gains Tax on silver and gold bullion coins, but some are exempt like the Britannia 1oz gold coin. Gold coins must have a purity of at least .900 and have been minted after 1800 to meet exemption requirements. They also need to have been legal tender in their country of origin and sold at a price that does not exceed 180 percent of the value of the gold within the coin .

    Can you buy gold coins from the bank?

    You used to be able to exchange banknotes for the equivalent value in gold at the Bank of England, but this has not been possible since the 1930s. You can, however, purchase gold coins from local collectors or online vendors like us here at H&T. Browse our catalogue today and get in touch if you have any questions about the gold bullion coins we have available.

    What's the difference between buying gold coins vs bars?

    Although largely similar, gold coins and bars do have their differences. Unlike bars that come in set amounts, gold coins are significantly smaller, meaning they offer more flexibility and control upon sale. As gold coins come in small packages, it's easy to sell parts of a gold coin collection over time. On the flip side, gold bars are better suited to those looking to make larger acquisitions. Bars of gold have the same benefits as gold coins regarding maintenance requirements and retaining their value, but they have lower premiums. This is due to the higher production costs for coins.

    How do I know if a gold coin is authentic?

    If you're thinking of purchasing a gold coin, you'll want to know if it's authentic. To tell if the coin is real or not, you should look out for the following features:
    • Mint marks
    • Weight
    • Purity
    You can also use the 'ping test'. Normally, you can tell if a coin is made from real gold by listening to the noise it makes when struck. Genuine precious metals will make a high-pitched ringing noise. Fake gold will be muted and abrupt.
    But the best way to guarantee the authenticity of a gold coin is to buy through a reputable dealer – such as us. With over 5,000 reviews from happy customers, you can rely on us to provide nothing but high-quality, genuine gold coins.

    What's the difference between bullion coins and numismatic coins?

    Bullion coins are typically valued based on their weight and purity, whereas numismatic coins are valued based on their historical importance and rarity. For this reason, bullion coins are usually purchased by investors and numismatic coins are chosen by hobbyists and enthusiasts.

    How should I store gold coins?

    Once you've chosen your coin, you'll want to keep it safe. The best way to store your gold coin is in a secure safe or safety deposit box. Gold coins must be kept away from heat, moisture, and other damaging elements to preserve their value and condition.

    How do I buy gold coins?

    If you're ready to purchase a gold coin, doing so with us is easy. Simply browse our collection of gold coins and add them to your cart. Then, once you're ready, check out and we'll handle the rest.

    How soon can I receive my gold coins?

    If you're based within the UK (including the Highlands and Islands), you'll receive your order within 5-7 working days.

    All gold coin orders worth over £150 will be sent using a secure courier. Below that, we'll use Royal Mail's 2nd Class delivery.

    If, for any reason, your delivery is going to be delayed, we'll notify you as soon as possible. See our delivery and returns policy.

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