Almost no other issue in living memory has divided public opinion quite so strongly. Whatever your personal views, you may not have realised that there is one positive side-effect from which everyone, potentially, can benefit, and it concerns the value of gold.

In times of political and economic uncertainty the price of gold tends to rise; if the challenges immediately ahead are of an unprecedented nature that rise can be sharp and sudden and that is what the market saw in the wake of the 2016 referendum result.

Prices have since fluctuated, as they always do on a day-to-day basis, but the prospects remain encouraging for those wishing to sell unwanted items of gold, from jewellery and watches to coins and medals.
Our Antiques Saleroom has an established reputation in this field, with a programme of regular Antique, Contemporary and Collector’s Sales. In recent months a growing number of vendors have successfully consigned gold goods to our auctions, while an ever expanding body of collectors and investors have shown themselves keen to buy.

Our next specialist Collector’s Sale, on 7th June, includes 113 lots of individual gold coins, mainly sovereigns and half sovereigns. Most were minted in London but there are also examples from the shorter-lived official mints in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney & Perth), and South Africa (Pretoria). Reassuringly, in a climate where confidence is sometimes lacking, several groups of these coins were submitted for sale on the recommendation of those who have already had favourable dealings with our Octagon Saleroom.

Remember… our aim is to secure the best price for our vendors, and to provide quality, choice and a second-to-none service for our buyers. So if you are looking to take advantage of the present possibilities, contact one of our experienced valuers today for sound, impartial advice, without charge or obligation.

- Peter Rixon, Associate

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