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What is the Selection Guide?
Our selection guide provides an overview where you can compare products. This way, you can easily see which products are the most interesting, based on the lowest purchase price and the smallest difference between the buying and selling price.


Easily Compare Gold

Gold bars and coins

You buy
You sell
Spread %
72.496,00
70.326,00
2.99%
72.515,00
70.326,00
3.02%
2.303,00
2.232,00
3.08%
2.303,00
2.232,00
3.08%
2.306,00
2.232,00
3.21%
2.310,00
2.232,00
3.38%
2.310,00
2.232,00
3.38%
36.424,00
35.163,00
3.46%
36.485,00
35.163,00
3.62%
2.317,00
2.232,00
3.67%


Conclusion for buying gold

Investment gold is exempt from VAT. Both gold coins and gold bars are therefore available with a low premium. For individuals, gold coins are more common because they are often more liquid, with the 1 troy ounce size being the most widely used worldwide. The most popular gold coins are the Maple Leaf and the Krugerrand.
Gold bars are a popular choice for larger purchase amounts. Bars of 50 grams and 100 grams are the most commonly chosen. Keep in mind that the price per gram is more attractive with larger gold bars, but high-weight gold bars offer less flexibility.
 

  • Gold coins containing 1 troy ounce fine gold are most common
  • Goldbars of 50 grams and 100 grams are most populair for larger order amounts


Conclusion for silver

Silver is primarily viewed as an industrial commodity and is therefore subject to a 21% VAT. Silver coins are traded under the margin scheme. As an individual, silver coins are always the best choice. Pre-owned coins, those from previous years, are the cheapest option and offer the lowest difference between purchase and sale. Common coins are struck in 1 troy ounce of pure silver such as the Maple Leaf, Philharmonic, and Britannia.
For larger amounts, you can also consider VAT-free silver: industrial silver bars stored in a customs warehouse in Switzerland. This is the cheapest way to invest in silver, however, you do not physically have the silver in hand.
 

  • Silver coins are the best choice for individuals
  • 1 troy ounce coins are the most common, such as the Maple Leaf and Philharmonic
  • For larger purchase amounts, VAT-free silver in storage is interesting

When purchasing physical precious metals, there are also some practical matters to consider. You should consider insured transportation and safe storage of your precious metals. If you invest in silver, you are confronted with a luxury problem: silver is approximately (at the time of writing) 80 times cheaper than gold. This means that with a relatively low purchase amount, you receive a large weight of silver. For comparison: 1 kilogram of silver currently costs about EUR 900 while 1 kilogram of gold costs EUR 70.000.
 
 
All coins and bars offered by The Silver Mountain come from recognized producers, and these are all common coins and bars that are easily tradable worldwide. That's why we also offer a buyback guarantee: we buy back all coins and bars at predetermined bid guarantees. For gold bars, you receive 98% of the gold price at the time of sale, and for gold troy ounce investment coins, you even receive 100%.
 
 
If you want to know more about purchasing precious metals, or if you have any questions about the product selection, you can always contact us to discuss your questions and to request an introductory conversation at one of our offices (Baarn or The Hague) or by phone.

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