Frequently Asked Question

What are the Precious Metals?

The Precious Metals are group of metals that are all listed on the Periodic Table.

The 2 most common Precious Metals that we are most familiar with are Gold and Silver, primarily due to there use as coinage, currency, investment and availability.

Depending on opinion, there is 5 other metals, Rutherium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium and Platinum. These metals are all considered part of the Platinum family with platinum been the most traded of them.

 

What is Gold Bullion Ireland?

Gold Bullion Ireland are precious metal dealers and are based in Dublin in Ireland.

Our core activity is the selling and buying of  Precious Metal Bullion. We sell Gold, Silver, Platimun and palladium Bullion in Ireland and Internationally.

The majority of our bullion products are sold via Bar form and coins.

Our principal means of selling is via our online platform which provides an easy way to buy gold online in Dublin and to buy silver online in Dublin.

We aim to be the best place to buy gold and silver in Dublin Ireland.

The live price of Gold in Ireland is shown on our website.

Gold Bullion Ireland offers advice for investing in precious metals and can guide you through the process.

We sell gold and silver throughout the world.

When you buy Gold and Silver the time may come that you need to sell your Gold and Silver in Dublin. Gold Bullion Ireland should be your first contact.

Gold Bullion Ireland are here to provide a full service what ever your requirements might be.

 

Warren Buffet Quote

The problem with commodities is that you are betting on what someone else would pay for them in six months. The commodity itself isn’t going to do anything for you….it is an entirely different game to buy a lump of something and hope that somebody else pays you more for that lump two years from now than it is to buy something that you expect to produce income for you over time.

Why Invest in Palladium?

Palladium like Gold and Silver is seen as popular investment in the precious metals category as a hedge against inflation. 

It has become more popular in recent times as Investors seek to diversify their portfolios.

Palladium has become very popular due to it high demand spurned on by it uses in the Automotive Industry. With demand for its unique properties increasing.

Palladium has become popular in recent years has held its own and has increased in value inline with inflation.

Palladium has a higher entry level compared to Gold and Platinum Bullion.

When the stock market goes down, Palladium usually goes up but due to its current high demand for industrial uses, prices have continued to rise.

Palladium should be as long term investment.

Palladium, unlike Gold is subject to VAT so this will have an impact on your return in the short term.

 

Why Invest in Platinum?

Platinum like Gold and Silver is seen as popular investment in the precious metals category as a hedge against inflation. 

It has become more popular in recent times as Investors seek to diversify their portfolios.

Over time Platinum has held its own and has increased in value inline with inflation.

Platinum is a good alternative to Gold as it has a lower entry point into investing.

When the stock market goes down, Platinum usually goes up.

Platinum should be as long term investment. 

Platinum, unlike Gold is subject to VAT so this will have an impact on your return in the short term.

 

Why Invest in Silver?

 Silver like Gold is seen as popular investment in the precious metals category as a hedge against inflation. Silver is held in physical form in Coins and Bullion Bars.

Over time Silver has held its own and has increased in value inline with inflation.

Silver is a good alternative to Gold as it has a lower entry point into investing.

When the stock market goes down, Silver usually goes up.

Silver should be as long term investment as it can be a very volatile investment.

Silver, unlike Gold is subject to VAT so this will have an impact on your return in the short term.

 

Is Gold and Silver Bullion subject to VAT?

Gold Bullion is not subject to VAT. Since 2000 there has been no VAT on investment Gold Bullion. The main reason was to give a level costings to Gold and to make it more appealing to investors within their own countries.

Silver Bullion is subject to VAT. The rate of VAT is the current rate applied to all goods within the country of entry.

We would always recommend that due to VAT added to the cost of Silver that you view is at a more long term investment as silver can fluctuate more than Gold at times.

You can buy Silver, Platinum and Palladium VAT free by storing it outside the country. We can provide secure storage for these precious metals in the UK. Contact us for more details.

What is Gold Bullion?

The word Bullion refers to Physical Gold that comes mainly in the form bars, ingots or coins that is refined to a very high purity mainly 999.9 and is stamped with the weight of the precious metal.

Why Invest in Gold?

Gold is an investment and should be part of a diversified portfolio.

Gold is used as a hedge against inflation.

Gold like every other investment can be volatile but over longer periods of time, it has maintained its value.

Gold is considered a currency and is always seen as the metal society falls back to when other currencies fail.

How are Gold Bullion Prices Calculated?
The Spot price or “buy and sell” price of Gold shown on our website and other media outlets through out the world daily, reflects the worldwide market value of Gold in raw form that is processed to the world recognised 999.9 purity. This is accepted as the standard way to quote for Gold Bullion throughout the Bullion Industry.
In order for Gold Bullion Ireland to be able to remarket Gold products a number of processes take place, all of which occur a financial cost. These include refining, minting, packaging, quality, storage, marketing and transport.
The price that we, Gold Bullion Ireland quote for our Gold products is made up of these costs on top of the Spot Price along with an additional premium.
The premium we add is to cover our costs as a retailer and commercial business. It is a fixed percentage mark up and we aim to be as competitive as possible.
So all finished Gold products will be more expensive than the shown Spot Price through out the day in order for Bullion Dealers to cover their costs.
How to Buy Gold and Silver Bullion in Ireland

The process of buying physical Gold and Silver in Ireland has never been easier due mainly to online sales.

Once you have made the decision to buy or invest in Gold or Silver Bullion Bars, the next step is to find a Bullion or Precious Metal Dealer that you can work with as you need to remember at all times that once you have bought your investment product you may need to exit your investment in the future and will require a dealer to assist you.

Most potential investors will normally start doing online research and once you have identified a suitable broker don’t be afraid to call them before placing an order as this will help answer any questions or queries you might before making your purchase. 

Gold and Silver Bullion Bars are sold based on weight so Gold Bullion Ireland stock a range of weights so discuss with your dealer the best options for you before buying. Due to the commodity most orders are only processed one payment has been confirmed so orders can take anything from a week to 2 weeks to process depending on the order.  Take a look through the product range, to find the weight that best suits your requirements before either ordering or talking to your bullion dealer.

Once you have decided there is several ways you can order. The easiest way is through our E-commerce shopping cart that is fully automated to complete the sale. We can take orders over the telephone or via email also but no sale will be processed until we have received payment. The price of Gold and Silver changes through out the day, so as soon as we confirmed your payment we will confirm your booking.

When we have received your payment and processed your order, we will dispatch it to you. If we are holding stock of your purchase we will typically dispatch in 2-3 working days. If we are waiting on more stock to arrive we will notify you via email within 24 hours of same. Due to fluctuation of the Gold Price, Gold Bullion Ireland operates a live buying and selling system and due to a high demand from the start of the year orders especially of Silver can take up to 2 weeks to process.

As soon as we dispatch your purchase we will forward you a tracking number for you to monitor the delivery progress.
We use a variety of Courier’s so we will let you know which courier is delivering your purchase at the time of sending you your tracking number.

Please ensure that you have put your contact phone at checkout.

We also have several ways for you to pay for your Gold Bullion Bar Purchase. The most cost effective way is via Direct Bank Transfer to our account which is an AIB account in Ireland. We also provide the option for payment through PayPal and Stripe but take note that both of these methods incur additional charges that we must pass on to you due to the very low margins in our Business.

If you decide, you wish us to store them in our secure vault, we will forward you a picture along with a letter of confirmation that we have your product along with any unique serial number your product might have.

We also have Messenger Live on the site so if at any time you need assistance during your shopping or ordering experience you can contact us directly.

Gold Bullion Ireland are passionate about Gold and as such we are always available to answer any other questions you may have about the process or are just seeking advice, what ever the reason may be we are here to assist you.

Troy Oz Definition

Gold along with other precious metals is weighed in Troy Ounces.

A Troy Ounce is equivalent to 31.10 grams.

A standard Ounce is equivalent to 28.34 grams.

So yes an ounce of Gold is heavier.

How Pure Gold is Refined

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