Gold bars now available from The Royal Mint

At some point in our lives, I’m sure we’ve all been intrigued by the allure of gold bars. Well, as of today, they are available to purchase direct from The Royal Mint on the website.


We have announced that we are reviving The Royal Mint Refinery brand and are launching a range of gold and silver bars on

The Royal Mint Refinery brand was originally established in 1852 and was operated by N.M. Rothschild and Sons, commonly known as Rothschild – a well known investment banking company and independent financial advisory group. The Royal Mint Refinery became a trusted name in the world of bullion, handling most of the gold and silver that entered the London bullion market. It operated until 1968, and now, almost 50 years later, gold and silver bars will once more bear the brand that survived two world wars and served the bullion market for more than 100 years.

The new range includes gold bars ranging from 1g to 100g, and a 100g silver bar. Even after the addition of Britannia fractional coins to the platform, the 1g gold bar almost halves the entry point for buying gold on the website – from around £100 to around £50. For today’s live gold price, visit


The website was launched last September and since then The Royal Mint’s bullion offering has continued to grow. The addition of Britannia fractional coins in October made buying gold on the platform more accessible. The 2015 bullion range was announced in December and included the familiar Sovereign and Britannia coins, as well as the 2015 Lunar bullion coin for the Lunar Year of the Sheep. Now, in January, the addition of gold and silver bars makes buying gold and silver even more accessible and, perhaps for some, more appealing.

What are the benefits of buying gold bars?

Like gold bullion coins, such as The Sovereign and Britannia coins, Royal Mint Refinery gold bars are VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals. RMR gold bars also meet the criteria for UK citizens to buy them through a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) or Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) and benefit from up to 45% tax relief on their gold purchases.

You can find out more, and buy gold and silver bars from

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