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Gold Coins vs. Gold Bars: Which is Better for UK Investors

Gold has long been a reliable investment, prized for its ability to retain value and serve as a hedge against economic uncertainties. For residents of the United Kingdom keen on investing in gold, one fundamental question often arises: Should you invest in gold coins or gold bars?

Gold Coins

Gold coins hold a timeless allure in the world of investments. They are not just precious metals; they represent history, culture, and artistry.

The Appeal Of Gold Coins

Gold coins are prized for their liquidity, which allows investors to easily convert them into cash when needed. Furthermore, their fractional ownership options make them accessible to investors with varying budgets. Some coins hold collector’s value due to their historical significance or limited mintage, potentially increasing their worth over time. Additionally, their aesthetic appeal, often featuring intricate designs and motifs, adds a unique dimension to any investment portfolio.

A big appeal to buying coins is diversifying one’s investments, acting as a hedge against economic uncertainties. Furthermore, their physical tangibility and global recognition contribute to their enduring popularity. Gold coins have historically served as a safe haven during times of economic instability and inflation, and therefore preserve their wealth over a long period of time.

Types of Coins

At J. Blundell & Sons, we take pride in offering a diverse selection of gold coins to cater to different types of investors. Our collection includes a range of gold coins, from historic and collector’s pieces to modern investment-grade options.

Whether you’re seeking iconic British Sovereigns, classic Gold Britannia Coins, or other globally recognised coins, we have something to suit every investor’s needs. Explore the vast selection of gold coins available today.

British Sovereigns

Gold Britannia




Gold Bars

In the world of precious metals investments, gold bars stand as enduring symbols of wealth and financial security. These solid pieces of refined gold have held a significant place in human history for their intrinsic value and purity

Why Invest in Gold Bars?

The appeal of gold bars lies in their simplicity and purity. Investors are drawn to gold bars for their high levels of 99.999% purity, which often exceeds that of gold coins. This purity ensures that the value of the gold is not diluted by other metals. Additionally, gold bars are typically available at lower premiums over the spot price, making them a cost-efficient way to invest in physical gold. Their larger sizes are well-suited for those looking to invest substantial amounts in gold. Furthermore, gold bars are easy to store due to their uniform shape and size, reducing storage costs. These factors, along with their enduring value and recognition as a safe-haven asset, make gold bars an appealing choice for investors.

Bar Weights Available

If you are looking to invest in gold bullion bars, we offer a mix of both new and pre-owned gold bars in various sizes and weights ranging from 1g up to 1000g, offering great choice to investors of all levels and budgets, to help suit your investment goals. Explore the range today.

Brand New Gold Bars

Pre-Owned Gold Bars

Our most popular New Gold Bars include the 50g Brand New Gold Bar and the 100g Brand New Gold Bar.


Investing in gold bars offers higher purity and cost-efficiency. Gold coins are more versatile with liquidity and a great aesthetic appeal. Gold bars suit bulk investments with lower premiums, whilst gold coins provide fractional ownership and collector’s value. Whether you choose to invest in Gold Coins or Gold Bars each offers great and a hedge against economic uncertainties.