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5g Gold Bullion Bar : Pre-Owned (Best Value)

100g Gold Bar

Buy a 5g Gold Bullion Bar : Pre-Owned (Best Value)

(VAT Exempt)
These best value five gram gold bars are an excellent choice for investors looking to add to their portfolio or to begin investing in the precious metal for the first time. Smaller gold bars such as the ingots offered here are affordable for all budgets. Because each bar is pre-owned from the secondary market, we're able to offer them at competitive premiums over the live gold spot price. Our in-house team of bullion experts has examined each 5g gold bar in detail using an XRF machine to ascertain the metal composition, ensuring you get a genuine gold bar guaranteed. The refinery stamp will be visible on each investment bar, alongside the weight and fineness. As a result of this process, the bar you receive may be loose without its original assay card. Specifications for each bar brand are slightly different, but each pre-owned 5 gram gold bar we issue will be roughly 23.00 mm x 14.00 mm in size, which is somewhat similar to a Twenty Pence coin. Should this product be out of stock, you're welcome to sign up to our incredibly useful 'Track Product' facility so notifications can be sent directly to you when the our choice gold 5 gram bars are available again. UK residents can benefit from our free delivery offer when they purchase these bars, and they're VAT free as well because they qualify as investment gold.
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Great value five gram gold bars for sale from the Britannia Coin Company of Royal Wootton Bassett.

Which Gold Bullion Bar Brand Is the Best?

Most bar collectors will have their own opinions as to which gold bullion bar brand is the best. Each brand has different designs which some investors find desirable.

All proper investment gold bullion bars, including these pre-owned five gram gold bars, should be stamped with the weight, purity and refinery. Occasionally they may have a unique serial number as well, but some refineries omit serial numbers on smaller gold bars.

The pre-owned gold bars we offer for sale come from well-known and reputable refineries. A few examples of the brands we normally issue are:

  • Metalor
  • Umicore
  • Baird & Co
  • PAMP Suisse
  • Royal Mint Refinery
  • Heraeus

Buy 5 Gram Gold Bars

Five gram gold bars can be a great investment for those looking to diversify their portfolio or add to their collection. Each bar contains roughly 0.1608 troy ounces of pure gold, struck in at least 0.999 fineness (24 carat).

The dimensions of a typical gold 5g bar will vary depending on the refinery, with an approximate length and width being 23.00 mm x 14.00 mm respectively. This is of similar size to a Twenty Pence coin found in your change. They're usually around a millimetre thick.

Brand Our choice of refiner
Dimensions Varies
Weight 1 gram
Gold Content 0.0322 troy ounces
Fineness 0.999+
Our Price £339.17

Nearly all gold bars come in square and rectangular shapes, which makes the storage of them comparatively simple. They fit neatly inside a safe deposit box or a home safe. 

Cheap Gold Bars

These investment gold bars may be either loose or in their original outer packaging. Nearly all 5g gold bars come in a 'minted' format, and we're yet to come across a cast 5g gold bar. 

'The brand and style of your gold bar can vary as it's allocated on a random basis from the stock we currently have. This allows us to offer them at very competitive premiums.'

Each pre-owned gold bar we have has been thoroughly tested by our in-house team of experts. Occasionally this means we have to remove any plastic packaging to properly examine the bar. We possess the latest XRF technology on site to check the composition of each bar in our inventory, ensuring you get a genuine, correct-weight gold bar every time. 

You can read more about our XRF machine on our sister website, Gold Traders.

Is It Worth Buying Second-Hand Gold?

Pre-owned gold bars are an excellent choice if you're looking for the cheapest premiums on gold bullion. 

'We acquire these bars from the secondary market, which allows us to offer them at extremely low premiums.'

They're sold purely for their precious metal content, irrespective of brand. Some bars may have very slight blemishes, which is to be expected with second-hand bullion bars, however we guarantee that all these bars will contain exactly 5 grams of pure gold.

Is It Worth Investing in Gold Bars?

Gold bars can be a great addition to any investment portfolio! Purchasing 5 gram gold bars is a popular way to acquire the precious metal and there's a very liquid market in them worldwide. We've outlined some reasons why you should consider buying them:

  • VAT Free - all investment gold bars sold by the Britannia Coin Company are exempt from VAT
  • Internationally Recognised - Any reputable bullion dealer worldwide will recognise a genuine gold 5g bar, making it easy to liquidate in the future
  • Store of Value - gold is regarded as an inflation hedge, which has protected wealth over time
  • Low Premiums - 5g gold bars are sold at a competitive premium above the live spot price
  • Authenticity - all of our gold 5 gram bars are stamped with the refiner's logo 
  • Security - all of our bars come from reputable refiners, and we fastidiously test each bar we receive to make sure it's genuine

Gold Bars vs Gold Coins

At The Britannia Coin Company, we have gathered a significant amount of knowledge from the years we have been in business, so we believe we can provide useful information for investing in gold for the interested layperson. A question we often get asked is which is the better buy: gold bars or gold coins?

For investment purposes, it's prudent to purchase gold at the lowest possible margin over the live spot price. Small gold bars in new condition, usually sized under 20 grams, have more expensive premiums because of the costs associated with their production. However, pre-owned gold 5 gram gold bars can be excellent value for money, often being cheaper per ounce than gold coins of a similar size. If you buy several bars, you also have the option to sell on part of your portfolio at a later date. This isn't possible if you buy just the one larger-sized coin or bar. 

'If you're looking for small gold bars at the cheapest premium, then our pre-owned five gram gold bullion bars can be a great option.'

Other considerations to think of are capital gains tax implications and the ability to liquidate part of your gold portfolio. You can read more about this in-depth in our Buying Gold Bars vs Gold Coins article.

Tax Free Gold

An enticing reason to purchase investment gold bars is the fact that the precious metal has VAT-free status. Investment gold has been exempt from VAT in the UK since January 2000. The sale of physical silver, platinum and palladium products are still liable for VAT at the standard rate, which makes physical gold an attractive investment option.

All gold bullion bars sold by the Britannia Coin Company meet this definition, meaning HMRC will treat them as VAT-exempt.


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