The Royal Mint Precious Metals Platform by Nicola Howell, Director of Precious Metals at The Royal Mint commented:
“We are delighted to celebrate five years since the launch of our UK precious metals platform for investors and have seen a 38% compound annual growth in demand for precious metal investment products since 2014.
“With 1,100 years of heritage, The Royal Mint has continued to reinvent itself through the ages and grow its business offering to appeal to a wide range of customers. Precious metals have always and continue to be a popular way for investors to safeguard their investment portfolios in times of political and economic instability. This year, the gold price has reached record highs as investors look to diversify their portfolios and add an additional layer of protection to their investments in the face of volatile markets and economic uncertainty.
“Since launching the precious metals offering, we have sought to provide a variety of products for investors of all experience levels and budgets. Individuals can choose from a range of physical gold, silver and platinum bars and coins, they can opt to invest as little as £20 in the digital Signature Range, or they can invest in the precious metal via our first financially-listed product, the gold-backed ETC from early next year. Investors also have the opportunity to store their precious metals securely in The Royal Mint Vault, one of the UK’s most secure sites, and can liquidate their holdings at any time through our buyback service.”
To mark the five year anniversary, The Royal Mint will this month be running a giveaway of five 1oz gold Britannia coins, worth over £1,200 each.
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About the Royal Mint
The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 The Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage.
Today, The Royal Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.
The Royal Mint has also diversified into a number of other complementary businesses, building on the values that have been at the heart of the organization throughout its history – authenticity, security, precious metals, craftsmanship and design.