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At The Silver Mountain, you can buy gold safely and easily online. In addition to a wide range of gold coins, we also offer gold bars. All our products come from recognized producers and are often available from stock. Need assistance with buying gold? We are here to help you.

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Buy 1 troy ounce Umicore
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Buy Umicore 1 troy ounce goud met certificaat
2.319,00 Delivery time: 2 - 3 weeks
Buy 100 gram C. Hafner gold
7.363,00 Delivery time: 1 - 2 weeks
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Gold ten guilder coins
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1 troy ounce Gold Maple Leaf 2024
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1 troy ounce gold Krugerrand coin
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1 troy ounce golden coin Britannia 2024
2.357,00 Delivery time: 2 - 3 weeks
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Gold coins

The Silver Mountain offers you a wide range of products from various mints.

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Gold bars

At The Silver Mountain, you can purchase your gold bars at the best possible price.

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Umicore goldbars

Umicore, a recognized producer with Good Delivery Status, makes gold bars globally tradable.

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Troy ounce coins

Gold 1 troy ounce coins weigh 31.103 grams and are the most well-known investment coins.

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Dutch gold tenner

The Netherlands has a rich history with gold coins being used as legal tender.

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Safe Online Gold Purchasing

Since our establishment in 2008, we had a clear goal in mind: to make the purchase of physical gold and silver accessible, safe, and transparent.
We have since grown to become the largest and most reliable bullion dealer in the Netherlands. Nearly 4,000 customers have rated us 4.8 out of 5.

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Advice on purchasing precious metals

What types of gold are best to buy?
What types of gold are best to buy?

Buying gold is possible in the form of gold coins or gold bars. Both coins and bars are available in at least 99.9% pure gold and are sold as investment gold. This means that you can buy gold without VAT being levied. For all gold coins and gold bars, we provide a buyback guarantee.

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Can I better buy coins or bars?
Can I better buy coins or bars?

When it comes to all gold coins and gold bars, it's important to choose a product that is easily tradable worldwide. For this reason, all well-known investment coins and gold bars are minted in a recognizable weight and with the highest possible gold content.

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What is the premium and what is the spread?
What is the premium and what is the spread?

When considering the choice between products, we advise examining their pricing structure. All products originate from recognized manufacturers and are globally tradable. Furthermore, our buyback guarantee applies to all products. When purchasing gold and silver, price discrepancies may occur between comparable products. 

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Buy gold safely

When buying gold, there are a few important things to consider. Our team at The Silver Mountain is ready to provide professional advice.

Buying Gold from a Reliable Source

It is important to buy gold from a reliable source. A producer is only recognized if accredited by the London Bullion Market Association, better known as the LBMA. The LBMA issues the Good Delivery List annually. If a producer is on this list, it is confirmed that the gold they produce is at least 99.9% pure.
The Silver Mountain only offers gold from recognized producers. We only work with official mints and gold refineries with Good Delivery Status. We offer a buyback guarantee with every order and provide a proof of authenticity.
The Silver Mountain is licensed by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) to offer gold and silver as investment objects.

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Buying Gold with Certificate

New gold bars from producers such as Umicore and C.Hafner are delivered in protective blister packaging, which also serves as a certificate of authenticity. This certificate displays the serial number of the gold bar and confirmation from the refinery that it is 99.99% pure gold.
Gold is not always delivered with a certificate. For example, gold coins are struck without a unique serial number. For this reason, a certificate cannot be linked to a unique coin. Official mints do not issue certificates for their gold coins. If you ever sell gold coins, a certificate will not be requested. Newly minted gold bars, on the other hand, are often delivered with a certificate. It is indicated for each product whether the gold is delivered with or without a certificate.

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Depending on the producer, the certificate may be a separate document or the blister packaging serves as the certificate. The packaging displays the unique serial number of the gold bar with a signature from the refinery. Gold bars from C. Hafner and Umicore, among others, are delivered in this manner. The advantage of buying gold with a certificate is that it is easier to trade among individuals.

Well-known gold coins include the Krugerrand and the Maple Leaf. The Krugerrand originates from South Africa and has been issued since 1967. This coin contains a small amount of copper, which makes it more durable and gives it a reddish hue. More modern coins, such as the Maple Leaf from Canada, are minted in 99.99% pure gold. Additionally, other countries have also issued gold investment coins, such as the Philharmonic from Austria.

Buying Gold Safely and Securely

It's also important to receive gold in a secure manner. All orders at The Silver Mountain are processed in a specialized and secure external warehouse. Here, all packages are weighed and packed under camera surveillance in accordance with strict insurance conditions. All packages are discreetly packaged, without any mention of our trade name or other factors that could reveal the contents of the package.
All shipping methods offered by The Silver Mountain are always fully insured. As an online consumer, you are also legally protected: should a package be lost during transport, we will arrange for a replacement shipment or refund the full purchase amount.

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Recommended! For shipments within the Netherlands, The Silver Mountain uses its own delivery service via a house courier. The house courier delivers packages only after an ID check and only to your specified delivery address. You will receive advance information about the delivery date and time window, which can be adjusted in consultation. Our house courier has a 100% success rate and guarantees a safe, discreet delivery. Moreover, our couriers drive unmarked vans without logos.

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Should I buy gold coins or goldbars

A common question is whether it's better to buy gold coins or gold bars. There are differences between these two forms of gold, but they also have similarities. Both are considered investment gold, meaning you can buy and sell gold without VAT globally. When the gold comes from a recognized producer and is 99.9% pure, it is considered a sound investment.

Gold Bars

When considering the price per gram, gold bars are generally cheaper to purchase than gold coins. Gold bars are minted in various weights, from 1 gram up to 1 kilo. The production costs of larger denominations are relatively cheaper.

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The production costs for a single 100-gram gold bar are significantly lower than the costs for producing 100 1-gram gold bars. The most commonly sold gold bars are those of 1 troy ounce, 50 grams, and 100 grams.
While gold bars are cheaper to purchase initially, you cannot divide them into pieces to sell. This means that when investing in gold, you should consider the denominations in which you buy it. Diversifying with multiple sizes of gold bars provides flexibility, as larger bars will be cheaper to purchase while smaller bars are easier to sell.
Smaller gold bars have the advantage that you don't have to exchange all your gold at once if you decide to sell some or all of it. In that case, you're relatively more expensive in terms of purchase. To be both flexible and purchase gold at low costs, you can opt for combination bars. These bars, like a chocolate bar, can be divided into smaller denominations that are easier to trade – specifically aimed at providing flexibility and a low price per gram.

Gold Coins 

Many individual investors who buy gold opt for 1 troy ounce - 31.1034 grams - investment gold coins. A troy ounce is the global standard for gold that is 99.9% pure. Examples include the gold Maple Leaf and the gold Krugerrand. Compared to gold bars, there are higher premiums for gold coins, but you also receive a higher bid price when selling in the future. The advantage of coins is their ease of trade. Gold coins like the Maple Leaf and the Krugerrand are globally well-known and easily tradable everywhere.
If you want to purchase gold for a smaller amount, fractional gold coins are a good choice. Fractional coins are minted in a fraction of a troy ounce, such as half a troy ounce or a quarter troy ounce. At The Silver Mountain, gold coins are available in 1/2 troy ounce, 1/4 troy ounce, and 1/10 troy ounce.

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Buying Historical Gold Coins

 Other alternatives are historical gold coins such as the Gouden Tientje (Dutch 10 guilder coin). However, the gold content of such coins is lower because they were previously in circulation as currency.
The advantage of these historical coins is that the premium is often low, so these types of gold coins are traded for a price just above the gold value.

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Why buy physical gold

For over 6,000 years, gold has been utilized as real money. Throughout history, amidst various monetary systems, one form has consistently preserved its value: gold.
Since the last financial crisis, trust in unbacked monetary systems like the euro and the dollar has diminished. Gold, on the other hand, has a good reputation for safeguarding purchasing power, and its value is generally highly stable.
Today, central banks still maintain significant gold reserves, and in recent years, many central banks have repatriated their gold reserves from abroad or even expanded them further.
Physical gold is increasingly popular, even among smaller private savers and investors. Buying gold is usually motivated by three reasons:

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Diversification of Investments

Buying gold as an investment primarily seeks an increase in the gold price. Additionally, purchasing gold can ensure a good balance in an investment portfolio. If other assets perform poorly, holding gold can usually offset this. During times of financial uncertainty, it's interesting for investors to diversify investments and convert a portion into gold. Since 2008, the average increase in the gold price has been around 8.5% per year (measured in euros). Many savings rates lag behind this, and compared to the return on stocks, such an increase is relatively high. Therefore, gold offers a favorable return.
Adding gold (and other precious metals) to an investment portfolio also helps diversify risks. Precious metals are not heavily dependent on other assets, allowing them to increase in value while stocks, bonds, or currencies decline.

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A general recommendation suggests that allocating 10% of an investment portfolio to buying gold would be significant enough to offset losses elsewhere. The greater the uncertainty in financial markets, the more compelling it becomes to opt for a larger percentage for purchasing gold.
Most people who buy gold do so with an investment horizon of at least 5 to 10 years. Despite gold being initially a defensive purchase - to preserve wealth - recent periods have shown that the gold price can rise significantly.

Buying Physical Gold as a Safe Haven in Times of Uncertainty

 A second reason for choosing to buy physical gold is financial security. Gold is a rare and valuable precious metal valued by people worldwide. Therefore, owning physical gold is interesting; it can always be used as a medium of exchange.
Moreover, owning physical gold is safer than holding gold trackers or ETFs (Exchange Traded Fund). Here, you not only deal with an intermediary, bank, or broker, but often it's not possible to physically deliver the gold. An important saying in the gold market is "if you don’t hold it, you don’t own it." Buying physical gold thus entails fewer risks and less dependence on the fiat money system.
By choosing gold, your wealth is protected against the instability of current financial systems. While savings rates cannot compensate for inflation, the gold price does.
In times where cash is increasingly disappearing and money systems are becoming more digital and abstract, physical gold in the form of gold coins and gold bars offers the opportunity for autonomous trading.

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Buying Gold as Protection Against Inflation

 Inflation is often referred to as the silent killer of your capital. Inflation leads to a significant decrease in purchasing power. By buying gold, you secure a portion of your wealth. Gold maintains its intrinsic value and thus its purchasing power. The actual value of gold has always remained very stable. With a gold coin of 1 troy ounce, one can buy the same amount of goods as 100 years ago. The purchasing power of today's currencies, on the other hand, has significantly declined over the past century.
In the past 10 years (2014 to 2023), the inflation rate in the Netherlands averaged 2.55%. With an average annual inflation rate of 2.55%, the purchasing power of wealth decreases by about 50% within a period of 27 years.

When you buy physical gold, you are not dependent on banks, the deposit guarantee scheme, or the survival of today's currencies. Whereas money systems were previously backed by a gold standard, nowadays money is issued without its value being backed by gold. All the money currently in circulation is thus created as debt, resulting in high inflation and the erosion of the value of this money. By buying physical gold, you protect your wealth and purchasing power.

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Gold pick-up or delivery

When you purchase gold from The Silver Mountain, you have various options to obtain the gold. You can choose to pick up your gold, have it delivered, or store it.
If you wish to pick up your purchased gold, you can do so at one of our office locations in Baarn or Den Haag. Select the option 'Pickup by appointment' at checkout in the webshop under shipping methods. Gold pickup is strictly by appointment only, and you must bring a valid identification for the visitors' register.
We offer multiple delivery options. You can have your gold shipped via PostNL, but we also have an in-house courier specialized in valuable shipments. With our in-house courier, you can choose between daytime or evening delivery. All our delivery options are insured, and through identity verification, we ensure that your gold is delivered only to you.

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Storage of gold

It is possible to store gold at home, but you can also choose to store your gold in an external vault. At The Silver Mountain, you can opt for our sister company, Edelmetaal Beheer Nederland (EBN), where your gold is stored in heavily secured vaults under AFM supervision. This is done fully allocated, meaning each piece of gold is registered in your name and insured.
EBN's storage locations are fully insured and meet the highest security standards. In the Netherlands, we collaborate with Dutch Value Logistics, a sister company of the Royal Dutch Mint. Various precious metals can be stored here.

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In Switzerland, storage is possible with Loomis International, the global leader in the storage of physical precious metals. EBN also has a customs depot at Loomis, making it possible to store white precious metals (silver, platinum, and palladium) without paying VAT. Storing gold in Switzerland is also an option, with Switzerland being one of the largest countries in the gold market, making buying and selling extra accessible.
The inventories at EBN are audited twice a year by an independent accountant, verifying both the physical inventory and the insurance policy. Your gold is securely protected in storage, and you can request your gold at any time.
When you request your gold, it may take up to a week before you can pick it up at our office address in Baarn. We do this to ensure the safety of your gold. Alternatively, you can choose to have your gold delivered to your home.

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Buying gold for the first time

If you're considering buying gold for the first time, you've come to the right place at The Silver Mountain. We recommend that you take a look at our selection guide.  Based on five questions, we can provide personalized advice based on the current market conditions. We look at the products we offer, and the decision-making tool automatically calculates what is most advantageous for you. Since market conditions and product availability can change, it's always useful to use the decision-making tool. It determines in real-time, based on the data in our systems, which products are most interesting at that moment.
For practical matters regarding buying gold, you can consult our Gold Guide. It's also possible to schedule an appointment at one of our locations – in Baarn or Den Haag – for an introductory conversation with one of our experts.

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What to consider when buying gold

When safely purchasing gold, there are several factors to consider. We have summarized the most important points for you.


When deciding to buy gold, it's important to choose a reputable seller. Sellers with an AFM license and producers recognized by LBMA adhere to high-quality standards. The reliability of the seller can also be evidenced by (online) reviews, accessibility, and availability.

Gold coins and gold bars

 When deciding to buy gold, it's important to know the differences between coins and bars. Gold coins are sold at a higher premium compared to gold bars. Therefore, they are more expensive to purchase, but they are easier to trade than gold bars. In comparison, gold bars are cheaper to purchase and are available in various denominations, from 1 gram to 1 kilo.

Buying genuine gold

 Finally, it's important to purchase an authentic product.
With the most common gold bars, a certificate of authenticity is included. With all orders from The Silver Mountain, proof of authenticity is provided, and you can take advantage of our unique buyback guarantee. On the product page, you can also see the dimensions and weights of the gold coin or gold bar. There should never be any discrepancies in these properties. You can easily verify these characteristics yourself. Gold coins or bars from unknown producers, or offered at too low a price, are better to avoid. Typically, common coins and bars are available at a premium of a few percentage points above the gold price. If you can buy gold somewhere at a discount, below the gold price, it's often not legitimate. 

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Want to know more about common mistakes when investing in gold? Rolf van Zanten, owner of The Silver Mountain, explains in the video below.

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More about buying gold

Would you like to know more about buying gold? Visit our knowledge center or view our selection guide. You can also schedule an appointment to visit our offices in The Hague or Baarn for an introductory conversation about buying gold.

About The Silver Mountain

The Silver Mountain was founded in 2008 by Rolf van Zanten. From the beginning, our goal has been clear: to make purchasing physical silver and gold accessible, safe, and transparent. We are proud to say that we have grown into the largest and most reliable bullion dealer online in the Netherlands.

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Reliable Gold Buying at The Silver Mountain

At The Silver Mountain, you can easily and safely buy gold online. All our prices are automatically updated every three minutes based on the current market rate, ensuring that you never overpay for your gold.

Our website is designed to make buying gold online as easy as possible. If you need further explanation or personal advice, you can place an (anonymous) order by phone or schedule an appointment to visit one of our offices for an introductory conversation. We are located in Baarn and The Hague.
Would you like to know what other customers' experiences are with The Silver Mountain? Check out our reviews on Trustpilot.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Gold

How Much Gold Can You Have at Home?

In the Netherlands, there is no limit to the amount of gold you can own. You can also store your gold in an external vault. Our partner, Edelmetaal Beheer Nederland, offers various secure storage options. Check out the possibilities on our customer service page.


Is it Wiser to Buy Gold Coins or Bars?

Both forms are sensible purchases. The advantage of gold bars is that they are cheaper to buy and have lower production costs if you choose a larger denomination. However, gold bars are less easy to trade. Gold coins, on the other hand, are more expensive to purchase but are easier to sell. The most common choices are gold troy ounce coins, such as the Maple Leaf and Krugerrand, or gold bars of 50 grams and 100 grams.

What Does 1 Kilo of Gold Cost?

The price of 1 kilo of gold depends on the market rate. The gold rate fluctuates, so the price of gold changes accordingly. All our product prices are automatically adjusted based on the current rate. At the time of writing, the gold price is over EUR 60,000 per kilogram.

Want to know more about the current rate and the price of 1 kilo of gold? You can find the current gold rate on our website.

How Much Gold Can You Buy Tax-Free?

Investment gold is exempt from VAT under certain conditions. For example, gold coins must be at least 90% pure, minted after 1800, and be or have been legal tender in their country of origin.

Therefore, no tax is paid on investment gold. However, gold falls under your assets and must be declared in Box 3 for tax purposes.

Want to know more about the taxation of precious metals? Read our detailed explanation on our Taxation page.

Is it Wise to Buy Physical Gold?

Buying physical gold has certain advantages, such as:

  • Gold can be purchased as an investment.
  • Gold can protect your purchasing power and offers security during uncertain times.
  • Gold is hardly affected by inflation.
  • Gold is easily tradable worldwide.

If you want to buy physical gold, it is important to research which forms of gold suit your situation and to carefully choose the seller to ensure you get good quality gold.

A general guideline is that buying gold is mainly interesting for the long term, with the goal of holding it for at least 5 to 10 years.

The Silver Mountain is licensed by the AFM to offer investment gold. This means we handle the purchase and storage of gold according to AFM guidelines. However, we are not investment advisors and cannot provide advice on investment choices.

How Do You Know if Your Gold is Genuine?

To determine if your gold is genuine, you can apply various authenticity checks. Some examples include visual inspection, sound testing, and magnetic testing. We have written a detailed guide for each method for you.

What is the Best Way to Store Your Gold?

If you want to store your gold at home, we recommend using a safe. You can also choose a specialized storage company like Edelmetaal Beheer Nederland. Here, your gold is securely and insuredly stored.

Storing gold at home is often difficult to insure, especially for larger amounts. Gold takes up relatively little space, making it easy to store discreetly.

Is it Possible to Buy Gold Anonymously?

At The Silver Mountain, it is possible to buy gold anonymously. This is called counter sales. Anonymous gold purchases can be made from €2500 and must be arranged by phone. You will then receive an invoice without name and address details and appointment details for picking up your order. Cash payments are possible up to €10,000.

Want to know more about buying gold anonymously? Read our page on anonymous gold purchases.

Is Buying Gold from The Silver Mountain Reliable?

The Silver Mountain only supplies precious metals from recognized producers, and our gold and silver coins and bars often come with a certificate of authenticity. Additionally, The Silver Mountain holds an AFM license, meaning that the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) oversees the reliability of our investment products.

Because The Silver Mountain only works with LBMA-certified refineries and official mints, you can be sure you are buying genuine gold. We also guarantee the authenticity of all the gold coins and bars we sell.

Need help or have questions?

One of our experts is ready to assist you over the phone. You can reach us on weekdays between 09:00 and 17:00.