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    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.


    Gold bars UK

    Browse our extensive range of pre-owned gold bullion bars that are available at competitive premiums. Our inventory is regularly updated with refined pieces that have been authenticated by our expert team and are ideal for all manner of gold enthusiasts. Whether you're a collector or a one-time buyer, there's a gold bar that meets your requirements and price range.
    Our collection ranges from 1oz gold bars all the way up to 10g so look through our gold bars for sale today.


    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.

    Our pre-owned gold bars for sale

    We have a wide variety of gold bullion bars available for purchase in our selection, so there is something for every buyer and collector.
    Our bars range in weight, starting from lower units of 5g and 10g gold bars up to 1oz bars of gold. The prices of our pre-owned gold bars vary according to purity and weight. If you can't find a gold bullion bar that meets your requirements, keep in mind that our stock is always changing so we'll be sure to get the right gold bar for you. If you're looking for something specific, contact us and we'll be happy to locate it for you.

    Why buy gold bullion bars at H&T?

    At H&T, we carry a selection of gold bars in a diverse range of units that are perfect for regular or one-time purchase. All the pre-owned gold bars for sale in our collection are expertly examined, cleaned, and refurbished to a high standard by our teams before going out for sale. This ensures that you get the best value for money when you purchase one of our bars of gold.
    Choose from our 2.5g to 11.66g gold bars from certified gold distributors, all of which are 24-carat. Not only do we have the best online prices, but we also provide an efficient delivery service that means you can receive your gold bullion bars in the way that suits you. You can also choose to receive your gold bars using our click & collect tool and pick up your purchase from any one of our stores nationwide. We also have a flexible returns policy as any of our retail items can be exchanged or returned up to 30 days after purchase, as long as you have a valid receipt.

    Why choose H&T to buy gold coins and bars?

    We take pride in the quality of our pre-owned items, so all the gold coins and bars for sale in our collection have been subject to rigorous quality checks. Before any of our gold coins and bars 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 or bar. 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 should I store gold bars?

    To ward off erosion, keep your gold bars in a cool, dry setting. We'd also recommend storing your gold bar somewhere secure – like a safe or safety deposit box at a bank. It's a good idea to insure your gold coins too, just in case.

    How do I buy gold coins or bars?

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

    What different gold bar sizes are there?

    Gold bars come in a range of different shapes and sizes. In the UK, gold bars generally start at around 1g and can be purchased in any weight up to 1kg. 100oz and 400oz are also available. However, these tend to be reserved for banks, funds, or institutional investors. The most common gold bar sizes include:
    • 1 gram
    • 2 grams
    • 2.5 grams
    • 5 grams
    • 10 grams
    • 20 grams
    • 50 grams
    • 100 grams
    • 250 grams
    • 500 grams
    • 1 kilogram

    Can I buy gold bars from the bank?

    No, you're unable to buy gold bullion bars from the bank. The Bank of England holds more than 400,000 bars of gold but stopped their sale in the 1930s. Buying gold bullion bars from the internet from well-known distributors such as H&T is the best way to guarantee the quality and authenticity of the gold bars you purchase.

    What should I look for when buying gold bars?

    The most important thing to look for when you're buying a gold bar is the purity level. Genuine bullion gold bars will always feature the name of the manufacturer, the purity, and the weight. Where possible, you should look for gold bars with a purity rating of at least 99.5%. As a reputable gold bar dealer in the UK, you can rely on us to stock only the best gold bars. Our commitment to stocking only the best quality gold bars means we've got an "Excellent" rating on Trustpilot.

    What is meant by the purity level of gold bars?

    The purity level of a gold bar is measured in carats or fineness. When referring to gold fineness, this is stating the percentage of gold in a bar vs other components. Although you might be more familiar with carats, fineness is a more precise scale. This makes it the preferred metric for measuring purity. Roughly speaking, a gold bar with a purity rating of 999.9 fineness (or 24 carats) is considered the purest form of gold. This is because it is generally accepted it is impossible to achieve or prove 1,000 fineness, in other words, 100% pure gold.

    How much is a 5g gold bar worth in the UK?

    A 5g gold bar is on the lower weight side, but you'd be surprised at how much it's still worth. In fact, 5g bars of gold are valued upwards of £280.

    How do I know if a gold bar is authentic?

    The best way to test whether a gold bar is authentic is by conducting the 'ping' test. Genuine gold will make a high-pitched pinging noise when it comes into contact with another type of metal. If you hear a dull thud, there's a good chance your gold is mixed with other metals. Another way to guarantee that your gold bar is authentic is by shopping with us. When you buy from Est1987, you can be sure that you're getting legitimate, superior-quality gold bars.

    How soon can I receive my gold coins or bars?

    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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