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If you are looking to get the most physical gold or silver for your money, buying pre-owned can often be the best option for many investors.

New coins are usually bought from various mints or brokers, and so attract costs such as those for manufacturer's premiums and delivery and are more expensive than second-hand ones. With the exception of coins with numismatic or collectible value, bullion dealers will often sell pre-owned gold and silver coins at lower premiums than new, saving the investor money - and every little helps, right?

Pre-Owned Gold Coins

Second-hand gold coins represent great value when they are available, and some of the items we tend to see most frequently are Gold Sovereigns, Gold Britannias and Gold Krugerrands, with some of these sometimes being sold on as ‘mixed dates’ at an even lower premium. Stock of these is added often and is most certainly worth a look if you are hoping to buy some gold at a lower price! We also have a great selection of Dated Sovereigns. Looking for a specific year? We have many different dates & sovereign heads available, with stock being added frequently so its always a good idea to keep checking back.

On some occasions, especially with the UK coins, these pre-owned gold coins can often only be a few months or years old. Also, clients can often sell full tubes of coins, sometimes never even opening them, before selling them back to us at a later date. These are pretty much as good as new, if you can find them. 

Pre-Owned Silver Coins – VAT Free

You can often pick up an excellent bargain with second-hand silver coins. At Atkinsons, we use the second-hand margin scheme, which means we are able to re-sell most of our silver coins back to our customers without charging any VAT on top. This can obviously mean great savings for silver investors – so if you see any of these VAT Free silver coins, it’s a good idea to grab them as they tend to sell out quickly!

Where Do Pre-Owned Coins Come From?

Many of the pre-owned items we sell are bought back from previous clients, which means we know the provenance of these products. When received, each coin or bar is thoroughly checked by our experienced appraisers and is tested using the latest handheld technology to ensure we are confident that the pre-owned product we are selling on to our clients is 100% authentic.

As well as offering gold and silver coins and bars for sale, we will also buy these items from you, whether you bought them from us or not. The premiums vary depending on the item, why not see our Sell to Us page to find out how much your Gold or Silver could be worth?

If you are considering saving money by buying through the secondary gold or silver market, take a look at our Pre-Owned section, you may just be surprised at the savings you could make!

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This blog represents one person’s opinion only. Customers should conduct their own research and take advice before making an investment. We do not offer investment advice.


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