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GoldCore Review

Last update: 10.01.2019

What GoldCore offers to gold investors

GoldCore is an Irish precious metals dealer and wealth manager. GoldCore offeres a range of the most common coins like Krugerrand, Maple Leaf or American Eagles as well as bullion bars from 1 ounce to 400 ounces. In addition, GoldCore offers silver bars and coins and platinum investments through Perth Mint Certificates. GoldCore is the EU’s only approved dealer for The Perth Mint of Western Australia.

GoldCore offers storage services (vaulted gold) for buyers of bars and coins through its GoldCore Secure Storage service. Independent vaulting is provided by Loomis and Brinks.

Customers can execute transactions through an online platform. Customers can also view performance statistics as to the value of their holdings.

GoldCore also offers the Gold Saver Account, which is a savings plan based on Perth Mint Certificates.

GoldCore was founded in 2003 and is based in Dublin / Ireland with an additional office in London / UK.

About GoldCore Ltd.

Headquarters Dublin / Ireland
Founded 2003
Employees N/A
Number of clients ca. 4,200
Assets US$ 110 million

The GoldCore Secure storage is a service for buyers of bars or coins.

Product details

Precious metals Gold, silver, platinum, palladium
Minimum investment Minimum 1 ounce gold bullion
Delivery of gold Optional, clients may request physical delivery of their gold. Shipping, importation and duty costs will be borne by the client.
Vault locations Delaware, New York, Salt Lake City, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong and Perth
Currencies Euro, U.S. dollar, GBP and several others
Additional features

Safety considerations regarding GoldCore

According to GoldCore, the company operates a system of bailment and as such customers’ precious metal investments are held in custody in their names.

Reconciliation to the internal system versus the storage partners details is done on a daily basis. The storage partner will not ship/transfer or remove assets without two signatories, one of which has to be a director of GoldCore. Customers can view the contents of their storage account at any time by visiting the GoldCore website and reviewing the contents, bar numbers and location of their holdings in their GoldCore account.

GoldCore works with an independent inspection company, Inspectorate International, who audits the assets held in GoldCore’s secure storage locations. This is done annually and the results of this audit are shared with every customer that has assets in secure storage with GoldCore.

Clients have access to the Loomis database of assets maintained by them. Clients are able to review the assets under their sub accounts based on their unique sub account number. Their investments are fully insured through Lloyds of London under Loomis’ Insurance policy, and also through Lloyds of London for Brinks International. Annual audit reports are sent to every GoldCore storage customer.

Trustable Gold’s Safety Criteria

Outright Ownership of 100% Gold Insured, independent storage Transparent, external audit Price transparency Liquidity Regulation
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Clients own their gold, it is their legal property Bars and coins are stored by Loomis. The gold is insured. Annual audit reports are sent to every GoldCore storage customer Prices for buying are shown on the website; selling prices are not shown Trading during London business hours GoldCore is independent of banks

Costs of gold at GoldCore

Costs for buying gold

Spread above spot price for buying:

  • 1 ounce gold bar: 3.45%
  • 10 ounce gold bar: 2.7%
  • 1 kg gold bar: 1.45% (if order value more than 140.000 US-Dollars then 1.24%)
  • 400 ounce gold bar: 1.25%

Costs for selling are not shown

Costs for storage and insurance

  • <$100,000: 1.00%
  • $100,000 – $250,000: 0.79%
  • $250,000 – $500,000: 0.69%
  • $500,000 – $750,000: 0.59%
  • $750,000+: 0.49%

Physical delivery

Clients may request delivery of their precious metal holdings. Shipping, importation and duty costs will be borne by the client.

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