What Are Precious Metals?

What are precious metals

Precious metals are extremely rare natural occurring elements. As an illustration, all the gold that has ever been mined would fit into just two Olympic-size swimming pools.

Precious metals such as gold and silver have been used as currencies for thousands of years. They are very suitable as money due to their rarity and durability.

Why Invest in Precious Metals?

Cash Cash Cash

Today's paper money is continuously being debased. Central banks do not restrain from printing all the money they need. Inflation is today’s preferred policy.

Gold

Gold is scarce. Its supply cannot be increased by a central bank or government, contrary to paper currencies. Physical gold has no third-party risk.

Stocks and bonds tend to move up and down together. As an illustration, stock prices moved little since 2000, while gold prices have quadrupled.

Precious metals behave contrary to traditional asset classes. An investment portfolio with gold is therefore less volatile than without gold.

Cash Cash

The financial crisis of '08 has proven that banks can become insolvent overnight. Bank depositors might lose most of their savings. Bail-in laws give government the right to confiscate (part of) your bank deposits.

Gold

Gold is one of the few assets without counterparty risk. Whenever there is a "flight to quality" in a market panic, hard assets like gold profit. Precious metals offer protection against a financial or banking crisis.

Why Choose GoldRepublic?

It's Easy

  • Invest in physical bullion with outright ownership without inconvenience
  • Easy to buy 24/7 precious metals
  • Manage your portfolio online
  • Sell bullion and withdraw funds at any time

100% Ownership

  • Directly stored and insured in one of our professionally managed vaults
  • Outright ownership: you will receive the bar numbers of the bars you own
  • 100% fully allocated gold, silver and platinum
  • You have full legal title to your precious metals
  • Withdraw your bullion at any time

Buy Back Guarantee

  • We give a full buy back guarantee for all your bullion stored in our vaults
  • High liquidity: sell your bullion whenever you want
  • Withdraw your money at any time

It's Safe

  • Professional storage by independent, third-party vault operators
  • 100% insured against theft and damage
  • Only newly cast "Good Delivery" bars from LBMA-accredited refiners
  • Daily ownership verification and periodic third-party audits
  • Fully licensed by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

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How It Works

You Buy Real, Physical Bullion Online
When you place an order, it is directly transmitted to the refiner. The refiner supplies a newly minted bar. You are the sole owner of a bar if you reserve it, or else co-owner of one or more bars.

Highly Secure Transport to the Vault
The bullion is transported to the vault in a highly secure armored truck and is always fully insured.

Choose Your Storage Option

Your bullion is directly stored in a high security vault, you can also have it delivered to your home

In the vault

Store it in our vaults

  • Professional storage by independent, third-party vault operators
  • Choose your own vault location: Switzerland, Germany or the Netherlands
  • 100% insured against theft and damage
  • Withdraw your bullion at any time

Delivered

Deliver it to your home

  • Have your bullion delivered to your home
  • Insurance companies do not cover precious metals stored outside high security vaults
  • You lose our buy back guarantee
  • Additional charges apply

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How Affordable Are Precious Metals?

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We Work with Trusted Partners

All our bars are newly cast "Good Delivery" bars from LBMA-accredited refiners

LBMA

GoldRepublic operates with a license from the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

AFM

All our customers' bullion is stored in vaults operated by G4S and Loomis

Loomis / G4s

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