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Fri May 26, 2023 11:39 am
Hi folks,

I hope to buy my first ever gold coin this afternoon. I have narrowed my search down to three dealers - Gerrards, Hatton Garden Metals, and Atkinsons. Their prices are similar for the item I'm looking at.

I have researched them all on Trustpilot, and they have very similar ratings:

Gerrards: 4.9 stars overall (5 star - 92%, 1 star <1%)
HGM: 4.9 stars overall (5 star - 96%, 1 star <1%)
Atkinsons: 4.9 stars overall (5 star - 93%, 1 star <1%)

I'm struggling to decide which dealer to buy from, and I wondered if anyone has any helpful thoughts on these three companies?

Thank you, team.

Hazel Very Happy

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Fri May 26, 2023 12:23 pm
I have used both Hattons and Atkinsons not had a problem with either. Both quick delivery and well packed

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Fri May 26, 2023 12:35 pm
I am with Tray on this.

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Fri May 26, 2023 12:37 pm
Thank you both,  @tray and  @Admin. Have you heard of Gerrards?


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Fri May 26, 2023 12:40 pm
No... And the website does not instil confidence or trust if you ask me.

That is just my personal view.

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Fri May 26, 2023 12:47 pm
Nope never heard of them, but when it comes to buying gold I only use well known company with a good reputation

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Fri May 26, 2023 1:42 pm
I got my gold 1/4 oz Queen's Beasts from Atkinsons and was very happy with them. I did have to go through a customer id process initially, but after that it could not have been a smoother process. I would happily go back to them.

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Fri May 26, 2023 4:43 pm
Thanks @The Cat's Mother - that's really helpful to know Smile

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Fri May 26, 2023 5:37 pm
The deed is done. Thanks for your help, @Admin, @tray @The Cat's Mother Very Happy
I went with Atkinsons as they seemed to be most popular. It was quite exhilarating, because as I was entering my details, I was also keeping an eye on spot which was going up and down like a yoyo! I feel I picked the right moment, however, when spot was £1,575.37. The coin cost £404.28 (a few £s less than Wednesday when I started looking), and you may find this hard to believe after what I said about preferring QEII to KCIII, and wanting purity, but I chose a KCIII 2022 Memorial Sov in the end. I want to do the Marmite test on this, so I'll know the way forward from here. Also, I really like the pretty design on the reverse!
Thank you again team Very Happy

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:08 pm
Well done you @Bondie ! There'll be no stopping you now.

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:11 pm
I have bought from Atkinsons once, and Hattons about 3 times. No issues with either. Although with the bank holiday weekend you will have to wait longer to get it. Good choice with the sovereign. Another dealer to consider is Tavex. Excellent service and packaged in a box with a foam tray.

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:22 pm
Thanks  @ArcaneCollector. I’ll take a close look at Tavex too the next time Very Happy

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:25 pm
@The Cat's Mother thank you! The only thing that might stop me is my bank balance lol!

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:28 pm
Bondie wrote:Thanks  @ArcaneCollector. I’ll take a close look at Tavex too the next time Very Happy

They don’t have a big selection but stock the current bullion coins. Very competitive. I researched them a lot before buying. Scandinavian bullion dealer with an office in London. Fast delivery and they give you a courtesy call to let you know they have posted it. Another trusted company is the Britannia Coin Company. I have bought loads from them.

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:29 pm
Well done! I like that sovereign too, I did get the queen's platinum jubilee sovereign so the pair do go together very well

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Fri May 26, 2023 6:37 pm
Thanks @ArcaneCollector - I’ll bear them in mind too Very Happy
Thanks @tray , that’s actually the next one on my list! It seems quite scarce at the moment though and I’m concerned it’ll be even harder to find when I’ve saved up again…

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Sun May 28, 2023 2:24 pm
Hi gang. Quick question - has anyone ever bought pre-owned gold coins from Atkinsons? Would you recommend this? Thank you Very Happy

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Sun May 28, 2023 2:35 pm
Pre owned from dealers are usually fine

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Sun May 28, 2023 2:40 pm
Yes I have it was fine
I got both of these from billion by post. It usually says in a description the condition of the coins never had a problem with them and bought manyThoughts please  Pxl_2111
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Sun May 28, 2023 2:49 pm
Thank you @AceBullion and  @tray That's really helpful Very Happy

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Sun May 28, 2023 3:09 pm
Just saw your pics @tray Those are quite nice!

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Sun May 28, 2023 3:13 pm
Bondie wrote:Just saw your pics @tray Those are quite nice!
I do collect the jubilee years of sovereigns, anything that's different to the normal George and Dragon

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Sun May 28, 2023 3:27 pm
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Bondie wrote:Just saw your pics @tray Those are quite nice!
I do collect the jubilee years of sovereigns, anything that's different to  the normal George and Dragon

@tray, I'm with you. I'm not a fan of George and the dragon - it just seems a bit bland to me Wink

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Sun May 28, 2023 8:52 pm
I've used both Hattons and Atkinsons myself, no issues with either.

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Sun May 28, 2023 8:56 pm
Rod Panhard wrote:I've used both Hattons and Atkinsons myself, no issues with either.  

Thanks  @Rod Panhard That’s reassuring Very Happy

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