Physical Gold: Bars and Coins
The most traditional form of investing in gold is by acquiring physical gold. This can be in the form of gold bars or coins. Physical gold offers direct ownership, control, and possession, but it also involves storage and insurance costs.
Gold Bullion Dealers
Purchasing physical gold can be done through gold bullion dealers. These dealers sell gold bars and coins at a price slightly above the spot price. It’s crucial to find a reputable dealer, preferably one accredited by professional bodies like the American Numismatic Association or the Professional Numismatists Guild.