Those who want a share of the gold rush | The Royal Mint

17 Jun 2010

As Tuesday’s Budget draws closer, people will once again consider where their money lies and the security of their assets. Prompted by the fluctuations in the values of the pound, the dollar and the euro over the course of the last 24 months, people are beginning to look at financial alternatives to the uncertainty of the stock market and the precarious position of shares. At a time when prices are at an all time high, buying gold appears to be the new vogue way to ensuring that your money stays within easy reach.

With gold prices escalating in the last 10 years, and the cash for gold market remaining strong, there are more reasons than ever to consider buying gold coins. The Royal Mint has released a three and four coin Britannia Gold Proof Set to meet demand for gold proof coins, which are currently exempt from capital gains tax. As Tuesday’s delivery from the Chancellor approaches, the Royal Mint is able to offer fast delivery for those seeking a share of the gold market. Moreover, the Royal Mint is also holding its gold prices until the end of this month so that people can capitalise on this opportunity.

Dave Knight, Director of Commemorative Coins for the Royal Mint says, "With the price of gold on an upwards trend towards a new record high last month, gold proof coins represent an ideal and accessible way for Britain’s sensible savers to buy gold in a format they can hold in their hand and pass on to their children."

The Britannia gold collection for 2010 features the first new design for two years and is now available with each of the four companion coins bearing the new serene profile portrait of Britannia. All four coins, the highest denomination coins of the realm, are struck in 22 carat yellow gold to beautiful Proof quality – the large £100 coin contains a full ounce of gold, the £50 a half-ounce, the £25 and £10 a quarter-ounce and tenth ounce respectively. The family comes in a handsome presentation case with a uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing the issue limit of just 1,250 sets. Please see the website for further details.

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