Gold
$1,804.00
-13.00
Silver
$18.91
-0.12
Platinum
$845.00
-25.00
Palladium
$1,968.00
+28.00
800-444-8317
800-444-8317
Explore Monex
Gold American Eagle Coins

How to Buy Gold

In today’s turbulent economy, investors must diversify their assets in order to mitigate the potential downside risks associated with individual components of their investment portfolio. Within each of the four key investment classes – cash, securities, real estate and tangible assets – one should look critically at the trends and potential risks inherent to each investment class.

Account Representative
Your Account Representative

Connect with Our Knowledgeable Monex account representatives

Helpful
You have questions and our account representatives have answers. Your Account Representative will be able to provide informative responses to your precious metals investing related questions to assist with clarity and simplicity.
Call Monex Now
Account Representative
Account Representative

Harness All the Information Monex Has to Offer

Knowledgeable
When you speak with one of our Account Representatives you’ll be speaking to someone who is dedicated to understanding the importance of precious metals investing and how everyday investors may benefit.
Call Monex Now
Account Representative
Account Representative

Regardless of Your Investment Experience, We’re Here to Help

Approachable
You’ll find talking to an Account Representative is a simple process. Monex is here to help you feel at home and comfortable with your investment choices, whether you already invested or are just getting started.
Call Monex Now

Buying Physical Gold Bullion Bars

Purchasing gold bullion bars can be an effective method to acquire gold assets at a relatively low cost per troy-ounce of the metal. When purchasing gold bullion bars, it is important to understand that gold bars are available for purchase in many different sizes. Gold bullion bars are available in standard 1-troy ounce, 10-troy ounce and 32.15-troy ounce (or “kilo-bar”) sizes, as well as in larger 100-ounce and 400-ounce bar sizes. Smaller gold bars, weighing less than one-troy ounce, are also available from some dealers. Gold ingots are generally pure gold, with an industry standard minimum fineness of .995 fine, ensuring the highest quality, purity and clarity. Gold bullion bar prices generally include a small premium over the spot gold price to cover the manufacturing costs of the bar.

Bullion Coins for Sale

As a general rule, the larger the gold bar, the smaller the premium in percentage terms. So to ensure that an investor pays the lowest premium possible, gold bars should be purchased in the largest possible size.

As with any investment, knowing the background and legitimacy of the gold dealer you are investing with is of the utmost importance. Established dealers offer gold bars that are refined and produced by recognized manufacturers and refiners, offering some protection against counterfeiting. Additionally, investors should expect to pay an assay fee when buying or selling gold bullion through a dealer to ensure the purity and authenticity of the asset. These assay checks determine the legitimacy of the metal, assuring the safety of both parties.

When purchasing and selling gold bullion it is important to understand that the transactions are taxable events. You should consult a tax professional to determine how your personal tax liability could be impacted.

Additional Ways to Purchase Gold

As an alternative to investing in gold through the purchase of gold bullion bars, gold bullion coins offer another way to own pure gold bullion that is easy to buy, hold, divide and trade. Gold bullion coins are issued by government mints and are legal tender in the country in which they are produced, and thus, the coins' face value, metal purity and metal content associated with your gold coin investment are guaranteed. Most modern gold bullion coin issues contain exactly 1-oz, ½-oz, ¼-oz or 1/10-oz of pure gold in each coin, while older issues contain other fractional amounts of pure gold. As a result, older issue gold bullion coins tend to be more difficult to price.

Call a Monex Account Representative at 800-444-8317 to discuss how to buy gold today. Monex Account Representatives are well-versed in the many intricacies of buying and selling gold bullion, and as such can help match investors with the appropriate size and type of gold bullion investment that's right for them.

Monex Account Representatives are normally available between 5:30am and 4:30pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday (except national holidays)...and on many weekends.

Give us a call...give our service a try...and compare our prices. You'll see why Monex has been America's trusted name in precious metals for more than 50 years, and where to buy gold bullion in a way that is fast, easy and reliable.

Call, Learn & Invest in Gold
Bullion Bars for Sale
Some popular pure bullion coins are
Gold American Buffalo Coin Reverse
Gold
American Buffalo
Ask
$1,917.50
-14.10
Bid
$1,845.90
-14.10
Gold Vienna Philharmonics Obverse
Gold
Vienna Philharmonics
Ask
$1,897.00
-14.10
Bid
$1,826.20
-14.10
1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins Reverse
Gold
Canadian Maple Leaf
Ask
$1,895.30
-14.10
Bid
$1,824.70
-14.10
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf, The MegaLeaf Coin Obverse Reverse
Gold
1.5-oz. Canadian Maple Leaf
Ask
$2,901.00
-19.34
Bid
$2,665.00
-19.34
Other popular gold bullion coins

(which are 22 karat, or.9167 in fineness and contain 10% copper) are

Gold American Eagle Coin Reverse
Gold
American Eagle
Ask
1916.80
-14.10
Bid
1845.40
-14.10
Gold South African Krugerrand Coins Reverse
Gold
South African Krugerrands
Ask
1893.50
-14.10
Bid
1822.90
-14.10

See What Investors are Saying About Monex

Thank You!
Want your kit sooner?
Faster delivery is available by phone.
800-444-8317
Get more information about Monex Precious Metals

Get Your Free Gold
Investor Kit

  • All form fields are required

  • Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Download Your Report

Never Miss Investing News from Monex

Sign up to receive our emails.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.