Gold Au $1771.50 $8.32
Silver Ag $22.46 $0.09
Platinum Pt $944.60 $-1.97
Palladium Pd $1791.00 $-0.35
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Family Offices - Purchase Options

Ultimately, the decision on how you purchase and store your precious metals is up to you and needs to comply with your own investment objectives and needs. We always recommend have some of your physical metal in your possession where you have easy access but the bulk of it in a professional vaulting service.

How to purchase?

Purchasing metal when you are taking possession and storing it yourself is a relatively straight-forward process.

  1. Call or login. Calling can provide some additional color on the current market conditions, availability, and possibly some special pricing that will reduce premiums (and hence spreads).
  2. To lock a price, your account must be pre-funded with 5% of the total purchase price.
  3. After discussing the various purchase options, select the metals and various coins or bars you are purchasing.
  4. Inform us where we will be shipping your metal. Picking up in person is possible, but not recommended.
  5. Lock your price. A confirmation will be sent to the email address on file and also reflect in your account.
  6. Wire the balance of funds for the purchase within 1 banking day.
  7. We will ship your metal directly from our account with the manufacturer or distributor to you.

Additional points

  • All metal is fully insured during transit. Lloyds of London or equivalent insurers are used in all shipments.
  • All shipments must be signed for on the receiving end. If picking up in person, additional security measures will be in place to ensure physical delivery to appropriate person(s).

How do you purchase

  1. To lock a price, your account must be pre-funded with a minimum 5% of the total purchase price.
  2. After discussing the various purchase options, select the metals and various coins or bars you are purchasing.
  3. Lock your price. A confirmation will be sent to the email address on file and also reflect in your account.
  4. Select a storage provider available through ABC Bullion & Coin or provide ABC Bullion & Coin with shipping instructions for a vaulting service you have arranged separately.
  5. Wire the balance of funds, if any, for the purchase within 1 banking day.
  6. Your metal will be shipped to the storage facility of your choice.

You can visit any storage provider and view your gold at any time. Most storage facilities require at least 2 business day notice and a variety of other identify validation measures. Contact your ABC Bullion & Coin representative for more information. -

How to liquidate

When the time comes to sell your metal, you can sell back to ABC Bullion & Coin. However, you have the option to sell to any other dealer you choose.

  1. ABC Bullion & Coin can assist, if needed, in the logistics, secure transport, and insurance.
  2. Every client’s situation will be somewhat different, so discussing your specific needs should be carried out well beforehand.

How to liquidate?

Calling

  1. Call your ABC Bullion & Coin representative and provide both item type and quantities you want to sell. Your price will be locked at that time.
  2. A confirmation will be sent to you with the details of your sale.
  3. Funds will be remitted within 2 business days to the bank account provided or on record.

Account login sale

  1. Login to your account. Select the quantities of your holdings that you wish to sell.
  2. The bid price will be displayed. Execute the sale.
  3. Funds will be wired to the bank account on file within 48 hours.

How to request delivery

  1. Fill out the required forms with authorized signatures.
  2. Items, net of delivery fees, will be shipped fully insured to the address of record.

When you are taking possession (the stuff you keep in your personal vault):

We recommend the most common, well recognized brands and bars. Questions that you should ask yourself in the decision process of what sizes of individual coins or bars to buy:

  1. How and where will you likely sell the metal.
  2. Are you likely to need to move the metal. If so, both distance and country barriers are a consideration.
  3. Where will you store the metal. How much space will be required.
  4. Security systems in the location you store your metal.

When you plan on owning physical metal but will store it with a professional vaulting service

Storing in a professional vaulting service provides a lot more flexibility in obtaining lower premiums, tighter spreads, convenience of ownership without the challenges of security and self-storage.

  • Kilo, 100oz, or 400oz bars provide the lowest premium. Premiums on kilo bars are higher than 100oz and 100oz are higher than 400oz. The difference in premiums is not material. Spreads are about 1-1.5% depending upon the market conditions at the time of sale.
  • Metal is allocated in your family office name.
  • You can select any vaulting service that is on our list of partner vaults. This currently includes Brinks, DDSC, TDS International, and MTB. Storage costs range from 25 bps to 75 bps, depending upon the vault, location, metal, and total value in storage.
  • Storage can be managed by ABC Bullion & Coin and you can buy or sell metal right from your account and select which vaults will hold your metal. Alternatively, you can purchase the metals through ABC Bullion & Coin and inform us of any existing vaulting service you are using. We will ship or transfer your metal to that vault and you will then manage it yourself.
  • Taking delivery of your metal is possible. Delivery costs range from 1-5%. Metals can be swapped out for different sizes and type if needed