Coins vs Bars vs Digital
Buying bullion is an exciting prospect, but if you’re new to precious metals, you might not be aware of all the purchasing options that are available.
Get Into Platinum
Just like gold and silver, platinum is considered a safe haven investment, but it’s a precious metal you might not be so familiar with.
Gold & Silver: Facts at a Glance
People have been investing in gold and silver for thousands of years and both of these precious metals have been found on every continent of the world.
The US election and the impact on Gold
We know that monetary and fiscal policy, as well as international political tensions have traditionally been key drivers of precious metals prices, so let's look back at the impact of previous presidencies.
Gold: The Impact of a Global Pandemic
When coronavirus forced the world into global lockdown in March this year, the economy reacted immediately. Stocks fell as people sold their assets for cash and even bonds and gold dipped in the short term as investors awaited news on the type of fiscal stimulus that would be deployed.
How rare are precious metals?
The best known precious metals are of course gold and silver, which have both been made into currency and objects of art since before recorded history began.
Cryptocurrency vs. Gold
In recent years, a select few companies have begun encouraging investors to ‘drop gold’ as an investment and buy crypto assets instead.
Metal Fineness Explained
When it comes to precious metals, terms like sterling silver and eighteen karat gold are all expressions we know well, but what do they actually mean?
Brexit and the Impact on Gold
The precious metals market has welcomed in 2021 on a high, with gold, silver and platinum prices climbing.
What is a Troy Ounce?
When you buy or sell precious metals such as gold, silver or platinum, you usually buy or sell them by their weight.
The Wonderful World of Gold
When we think of gold, we may naturally conjure images of gold bars stored in huge bank vaults. Our own storage facility, known simply as The Vault, reflects that very image.
What is the Gold Fix?
Among the first things people look for when buying gold, silver or platinum is of course, its price.
What was the Gold Standard?
August 2016 marked the 45th anniversary of the end of the gold standard in the USA. Gold was one of the central ways for a country to control the value of its currency. Here, we look at the rise and fall of the gold standard and why we no longer use it
Five Surprising Gold Finds
Gold is found all over the world, but giant nuggets are rare. This article takes a look at where it’s most abundant and some of the more unusual discoveries.
The Journey of Gold
What are the different ways that gold’s mined? What happens once it’s extracted? How does it go from ore to a form where it can be used as a useful storage of wealth?
The Properties of Gold
Gold is a metal with a number of practical uses, yet the vast majority of gold ever mined has been consumed in three ways.
A History of the Half-Sovereign
The Half-Sovereign is an English and British coin, which was the equivalent to half a pound sterling, ten shillings, or 120 old pence
Why are There Dates on Coins?
We talk to The Royal Mint’s Museum Director, Kevin Clancy, about the history of dates on coins.
The Allure of Gold Bars
The gold bar, in books, films and plays, has come to symbolise the ultimate store of wealth.
The Nature of Gold
Looked at through the eyes of a scientist, gold is a “transition metal” with an atomic number of 79 and carrying the symbol “Au”, from the Latin word aurum
Tax on Bullion Coins
Tax on Bullion coins Gold, silver and other precious metals can maintain special positions in the market in relation to tax regimes.
International Women’s Day
As we celebrate International Women’s Day we hear from five female leadership figures from the precious metals industry.
Pensions Jargon Buster
Let’s face it, the subject of pensions can be a little dry and some of the terminology can seem a bit technical. We hope that this jargon buster will help you to understand your pension entitlement a little better
We’ve compiled a handy checklist for you to go through with your provider to ensure your pension is in shipshape.
Setting a New Standard in Gold
Established over 1,100 years ago, The Royal Mint is the oldest organisation in the UK and the original maker of world-class precious metals products.
Gold vs Crypto
The exponential growth and growing popularity of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies over the past year has sparked the interest of many investors.
What is a Gold SIPP?
Since 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has allowed SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension) or SSAS (Small Self-Administered Scheme) investors to invest and hold physical gold bullion in a SIPP or SSAS wrapper.
The Significance of Gold at Diwali
As the festive season of Diwali approaches, millions of people around the world are preparing to celebrate. The colourful festival is known for its traditional gifts, which include brightly coloured sweet delicacies such as gulab, dried fruits and luxurious gift hampers, together with flowers and trinkets