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Gold coins minted in the UK have long proved a popular choice, appealing to both bullion investors as well as collectors. British gold coins such as the Royal Mint’s flagship coin, the Sovereign, as well as the UK Britannia, remain some of the most widely traded gold bullion coins. But what makes them so appealing?

As Covid-19 continues to affect every aspect of the global economy, fears of recession have resulted in cautious investment decisions. In a bid to avoid becoming victims of the current market volatility, investors have now turned to safe-haven assets to relieve the pressure and contain risk. With many industries taking massive hits, one sector is thriving amid the crisis: gold trading.

Fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases caused stock markets to fall last week, causing gold prices to gain in all major currencies.

A single ounce of gold currently sells for over £1300. However, looking at it subjectively, at first glance gold does not seem to have any intrinsic value other than the one that us humans have attached to it. So, what is it that makes gold so valuable? In this blog we’ll look at the uses and history of the magic metal, and what makes it the ultimate form of wealth.

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