Discover more about gold and investing in precious metals at our live discussion with an expert panel. Join The Royal Mint’s Precious Metals Division Director Andrew Dickey, Information and Research Manager Chris Barker and the World Gold Council’s lead analyst Louise Street at 11am on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 to learn about gold as an investment. Find out why the weight of a coin was assigned a fixed value in the eighteenth century and how this led to Britain’s adoption of the gold standard 100 years later. You will also learn about gold’s influence on the economy and why the United Kingdom finally abandoned the gold standard in 1931. If you’re interested in investing in gold, our experts will also explore our gold offering, which includes DigiGold, a convenient alternative to owning physical gold, and our range of bullion coins, including the Gold Standard coin.