MAM purchases LBMA-certified gold and silver bars directly from major bullion refineries in Switzerland guaranteeing product integrity, authenticity, and fineness.
Our Trading Desk can source all available formats depending on the client’s requirements. We can thus procure bars or coins in sizes other than listed below at the individual request of our clients.
Precious metals can be bought and sold in various currencies (CHF, USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, or AUD).
Given MAM’s commitment to full ownership, we have no direct access to client assets; audits of the precious metals are available at any time, yet only upon direct audit authorization from the client.
Gold Bullion Bars
Gold bars allow investors to own physical bullion as the ultimate store of value. Bullion is investment grade gold, and gold bars are normally of 99.99 fineness and trade at a small premium to the quoted spot price of gold.
Client purchase price for Swiss gold bars is:
- Spot price plus 0.75% to 3.00% purchase / production premium for 100 gram and 1 kilo gold bars depending upon market conditions and volume
- Spot price plus 0.30% to 0.60% purchase/ production premium for 400 oz London Good Delivery gold bars
Client sales price is:
- Spot price minus 0.50% to 1.00%
The purchase premium represents the difference between the current electronic / paper market price and the MAM selling price (including the cost of producing and delivering the physical precious metals to our high-security vaults).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOREGOING SPREADS CAN CHANGE DUE TO FLUCTUATING MARKET CONDITIONS.
Modern bullion coins are another way in which investors and store-of-value buyers can own physical gold bullion. Gold bullion coins are investment grade (between 90.0 and 99.99 fineness) legal tender coins.
Gold, silver and platinum are all available in the form of bullion coins, minted in Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, South Africa, Austria, and other countries.
The most popular bullion coins in the world are American Eagles from the US Mint, Australian Kangaroos from the Perth Mint, Sovereigns and Britannias from the Royal Mint (UK), Canadian Maple Leafs from the Royal Mint of Canada, Philharmonics from the Austrian Mint, and Krugerrands from the South African Mint.
For British Tax Residents, the British Sovereigns and Britannia coins are not subject to capital gains tax (CGT). They are legal tender and are thus capital gains tax free. This is an important benefit to UK investors when compared to other gold investments.
Our Trading Desk can source the most important gold coins directly through the Wholesale Market. Please contact our Trading Desk for current pricing of gold coins.
Silver Bullion Bars
We recommend the purchase of 1000 ounce good delivery standard silver bars due to their lower purchase premium per ounce.
Smaller formats can be sourced by our Trading Desk; however, the purchase premium is significantly higher.
Client purchase price is:
- Spot price plus 3.00% to 6.00% for 1000 oz Good Delivery silver bars
- Larger quantities can attract better terms
Client sales price is:
- Spot price minus 1.50% to 2.20% or at best
PLEASE NOTE AGAIN THAT THE FOREGOING SPREADS CAN CHANGE DUE TO FLUCTUATING MARKET CONDITIONS.
Silver is VAT free if it is held in our bonded storage facility in Zurich, Switzerland.
Note, again, that we can supply any size bar not listed herein upon request from the client to the refinery.
Matterhorn-GoldSwitzerland does not normally trade silver coins for clients as the process for secure storage is quite tedious and relatively expensive. However, clients seeking a minimum of USD $50,000 in silver coins in addition to their regular stock can be serviced at the best available and current inter-dealer market terms.
Platinum & Palladium
Although not commonly a part of ordinary trading at MAM, we can also source platinum and palladium bars to clients upon specific request.