Signature Gold: a new way to buy gold


Gold bars, such as these, are little more than a movie prop to most of us. To own just one of these gold bars, that weigh around 400oz, would cost you somewhere in the region of £300,000, depending on the live price of gold. Far beyond reality for most of us! Well, we have some exciting news, because as of today, as little as just £20 can buy you a piece of the dream. has recently further expanded its offering, with the launch of Signature Gold – which enables you to purchase, and importantly own, a piece of these gold bars.

What is Signature Gold?

Signature Gold is a simple and cost effective way to own physical gold in quantities to suit all budgets. Historically, gold has always been bought by weight – you would buy gold coins at given weights, or gold bars weighing from 1g to 1oz, or multiples of these weights. Now, with Signature Gold, you decide the amount of gold you wish to buy. With a minimum purchase of just £20, Signature Gold allows you to buy gold in any amount at any time to suit your budget – allowing you to build your bullion portfolio at your pace.

Unlike many unallocated gold bullion accounts, where you become a creditor (i.e. you’re ‘owed’ the gold), the gold you buy with Signature Gold is real, physical and fully allocated – this means that you have full legal title over your gold. The Royal Mint buys large 400oz gold bars and stores them securely within its vault. When you buy Signature Gold you’re buying a piece of these bars – and although you’ll never be able to hold it or take delivery of it, it is 100% yours until you decide to sell it.


Buying these large gold bars allows The Royal Mint to offer economies of scale and pass on the savings – making it the most cost-effective way to buy gold bullion with The Royal Mint. Signature Gold also eliminates the worry of where to store your gold and how to sell it – as all gold bought through Signature Gold is stored in The Vault™,The Royal Mint’s on site storage facility guarded 24/7/365 by Ministry of Defence police, and traded on The Royal Mint’s bullion platform. This provides you with more control, more flexibility and more security than ever before.

Following the popular addition of gold and silver minted bars to its bullion range earlier this year, today’s addition of Signature Gold now gives you even more choice when it comes to buying gold: with gold and silver coins, gold and silver bars, and now Signature Gold all available at

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  • Ed_Bastard

    ”never be able to hold it” – so it may not even exist..and the gov’t can snatch it anytime they want.

  • Hamza Smith-Marshall

    If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it!

    I’m curious how much gold ‘held’ for other countries is still there?

    if I can’t take delivery I cant trust these jokers to have they gold.

  • Taj

    Waste of money, physical gold if not in your possession means nothing.
    Buy gold coins and smaller 5g, 10, 20g gold bars instead, this is just another con, you’ll get a piece of paper which says you own so much of gold bar number ….. Doesn’t mean anything in the real world.

  • Jonathan Beever

    On Face Value … sounds like a good Idea but in reality Not A good idea .I m glad I buy gold coins

  • Adam

    Look on bank notes it says “I PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF TEN Pounds” These were exchanged for gold sovereigns, 10 of them, see if you can swap them for the original amount of gold ha ha. They stole them and constantly printed more and more of them so now they are almost worthless.

  • mikemilnes

    I’ve lost faith in the Royal Mint since they started selling £5 coins for £13. I used to collect crowns and £5 coins but have now ceased

  • Kim

    Gold in the hand, a global currency.
    A single sovereign in your pocket is a comforting reality.
    A purchased promise of 7.98g of an unseen bar is a discomforting unreality.
    And nowhere near as beautiful.

  • Jokers as in, ‘I promise not to come in your mouth’. You REALLY think that if it’s choice who is going to get theirs, him or you that you’ll get yours and he’ll go bankrupt? Seriously, I promise not to come in your mouth. Really.

  • Brian Newton

    When someone buys title to a piece of a bar, presumably the national debt increases initially by the value of the gold owed to the buyer. The cash paid initially pays down a portion of the debt incurred earlier when the mint bought the bar on behalf of the government. Actively trading gold does not seem appropriate for a nationalised government operation such as the Royal mint. It is a different kettle of fish when the government trades its own bond issues to maintain liquidity in the aftermarket for its bond issues. The bond issues facilitate private pension provision and infrastructure development unsuitable for private finance. However, much as I like holding a few gold coins, I do not think it is the government’s job to maintain any liquidity in the gold bullion or gold coin markets, other than honouring the face value of its own gold coin issues.

    Government expenditure other than welfare should ideally be confined to infrastructure which will bring an economic return to the nation’s industry by facilitating productive economic activity, such as roads, but where allowing a private owner to collect tolls with a profit element would be counter productive.

    There is a risk of the mint overtrading and saddling the government with excessive stocks of bullion which nobody wants at some future date.

    By all means let the mint produce limited supplies of artistic commemorative coin baubles as a side line, with the emphasis on limited and high artistic merit. Trading bullion as a commodity is not a valid function of the mint.

  • aorobert

    Always take possession.