Investing in Gold
What Could a Gold Investment Look Like?
Using our historic price calculator will allow you to reflect on the gold market, enabling you to gain a better understanding of how the price varies over time. It can be used to indicate the approximate value of gold investments or the potential long-term growth of gold bullion products.
Please note that this feature does not provide investment advice. The investment calculator is based on historical GBP gold price data and is provided for information purposes only.
* Potential return calculations are based on a growth rate of 2%, which is the average gold price performance since 1999.
Frequently Asked Questions
The gold price can be impacted by various factors linked to supply and demand, as well as investor expectations about where the price may be heading in the future. The gold spot price represents the price paid per troy ounce of gold in unallocated form - physical gold usually incurs a premium above the spot price to cover costs associated with manufacturing, transportation and storage.
Bullion products from The Royal Mint incur a margin or ‘premium’ on top of the cost of the metal. This cost covers the design, craftsmanship, production and management of the products that we sell.
Our bullion prices are determined by the live gold, silver and platinum spot prices with a premium added. During checkout, the price that you will be quoted is what you would pay at that point in time for the product. This quote will be valid for a short period of time after which point it will refresh.
Put simply, the gold fix is a pricing mechanism which is in action throughout the day. It arrives at a value based on the buying and selling movement within the marketplace on a particular day. The London Bullion Market is the international home of gold pricing. Twice a day - at 10:30 and 15:00 GMT - prices are officially fixed.
Gold Price Charts
Our live gold price charts from The Royal Mint offer you a chance to view the UK gold price in pounds, as well as the price of gold in other currencies including dollar and euro. If you adjust the time range, the live gold price chart will update to show the live gold price as well as historical gold prices – depending on the option chosen. As well as the live gold price, you can choose the gold price today or view the gold price history, showing the historic gold value and visualise it over time. Our live gold price charts can be used to calculate the value of your investments such as the current gold Sovereign price or the price of a gold bar.
The gold prices shown on the chart are displayed per troy ounce and are automatically updated every 30 seconds. If you are looking to invest in gold bullion, one of the most important factors is the gold price and using the information displayed on the chart, you are able to calculate the live price of gold, but also look at historical prices to gain a better understanding of how the gold price varies over time. You can also use the live gold price to calculate the value of your current gold investment portfolio or the value of any gold bullion products you are interested in investing in.